List of Suggested USA Pickleball Rule Changes for 2023

Displaying 51 - 75 of 78

 Existing Rule # Rule Change ID Rule Submission Title USAP Board Voting Status USAP Rules Committee Voting StatusLink to Single Entry
2.G.1526Clothing as a distractionPassedPassed. This doesn't add any additional punative result. This just clarifies that the TD can choose to request apparel changes due to the clothing matching the ball color. It also suggests to players that they should not intentionally choose clothing that is the same color as the tournament ball.View Details
2.G.1568All clothing colors are acceptableFailedFailed. See the approved suggestion 526.View Details
2.e.6545Carbon faced paddlesFailedFailed. The paddle testing standards are based on surface roughness, not on the paddle material. If the paddle meets the standards, it should be approved.View Details
2.E.4. Weight. There is no restriction on paddle weight.285Restriction on weight of paddlesFailedFailed.View Details
2.B.4. Service Court438Proposed 2023 Service Court Rule ChangeFailedFailed. Changing this rule would make the NVZ line become inconsistent as it would be part of the NVZ at certain times and not part of the NVZ at others.View Details
2.B. Lines and Areas292Center line in the NVZFailedFailed. We are fine with the temporary solution for mini-singles. Definitely would not want a dashed line.View Details
2.A.1361Court Dimensions for SinglesFailedFailed. Moot point now that mini-singles is available.View Details
13J323Rules InterpretationFailedFailed. The committee wants the Head Referee to be able have this right, to allow an appeal to be rescinded. Players should also be able to change their mind quickly about their appeal.View Details
13G-13M224Change Penalization Process - Technical Foul/Verbal WarningsFailedFailed. Current process is not causing issuesView Details
13D.1.b & c580clarification of Player Line and FAult Call Responsibilities in non-officiated playPassedPassed. We agree that the last sentence of the proposed 13.D.1.d is not necessary and should not be included.View Details
13.J498Referee ruling appealed then rescindedFailedFailed. Proposal was too broad and overreaching. Proposal did not address all scenarios.View Details
13.G.2.d489Challenge of a referee ruling and the declining the challenge once the Head Referee arrives at the court with no remaining time-outsFailedFailed. Proposal was too broad and overreaching. Proposal did not address all scenarios.View Details
13.g.1.j444Allow coaching during play rather than only at time outs and between games.FailedFailed. Too much of a change to the basic tenets of the game.View Details
13.4.H518Late forfeited team also forfeits their chance at the coin toss/fair method.FailedFailed. This adds an additional penatly to the team that has already lost the first game. That is not necessary.View Details
13. G.1.g488Head Referee called then declinedFailedFailed. Proposal was too broad and overreaching. Proposal did not address all scenarios.View Details
12.F.7.a336Scoring guidelines for 3/5 match remaining matchesPassedPassed. This edit was overlooked when 3/5 matches were allowedView Details
12.F.6.a325Forfeit game scores for 3/5 matchesPassedPassed. This edit was overlooked when 3/5 matches were allowedView Details
12.C.3527Round robin tie-breaking rule clarification.PassedPassedView Details
12.C.3254Tie Breaker Method RevampedFailedFailed: Replaced by Change # 527View Details
11.p439Smart watchesFailedFailed. Difficult to enforce. Some people need them for medical reasons.View Details
11.N495Paddle Use/CarryFailedFailed. Proposal will be addressed in the casebook.View Details
11.M.570Elimination of Shots around the net postFailedFailed. An ATP, along with the frequent defense of an ATP, are some of the most exciting shots in pickleball. The team who has to defend an ATP has often made strategic errors that set up the ATP for the opponent. Why should their opponent be restricted from making a great shot at that point?View Details
11.K491Proposed changes regarding net post support structuresFailedFailed. Too many scenarios where the result would be a fault, replay or let the rally standView Details
11.I.1434Plane of the Net exceptionFailedFailed. Keeping the current wording would help clarify situations when this event does occur.View Details
11.H.40611.H. Items on the Court.PassedPassed. 1) simple editorial changeView Details
 Existing Rule # Rule Change ID Rule Submission Title USAP Board Voting Status USAP Rules Committee Voting StatusLink to Single Entry