|Rule Submission Title||Change time players are allowed to call time out to eliminate gamesmanship.|
|USAP Board Vote||Failure Confirmed|
|USAP Rules Committee Vote||Failed|
|USAP Rules Committee Vote Reason||A timeout stops play immediately, regardless of when it is called. Whether the server is startled is irrelevant because the ball is dead.|
|Existing Rule #||10.A.3.|
|Proposed Rule Change|
10.A.3. If a team has any remaining time-outs, any player on that team may call a time-out before the score has begun to be called
|Original Rule Text|
10.A.3. If a team has any remaining time-outs, any player on that team may call a time-out before the next serve occurs.
|Reasoning Behind Suggested Change|
I found it very distracting when time out was called between the referee calling the score and when I struck the serve.
|Scenarios In Which the Rules Applies|
All Pickleball play.
|Rule Book Year||2024|
|Rule Change ID||1135|
|Date Created||May 2, 2023|
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