|Rule Submission Title||In Play/Live Ball|
|Existing Rule #||Section 3 - Definitions|
|Proposed Rule Change|
3.A.19. Live Ball – The timeframe from when the referee or server (or server's partner per rule 4.D.1) starts to call the score.
3.A.X. Ball In Play – The timeframe during which a rally is played, from the hit of the ball to make the serve until the ball becomes dead.
|Original Rule Text|
3.A.19. Live Ball/In Play – The point in time when the referee or server (or server's partner per rule 4.D.1) starts to call the score.
7.I. A live ball that is stopped by a player before it becomes dead (e.g., catching or stopping a ball in flight before it makes contact with the playing surface). The fault is on the player who stopped the ball.
|Reasoning Behind Suggested Change|
Live ball and in play are different spans of time and therefore should be defined differently.
|Rule Book Year||2024|
|Rule Change ID||1210|
|Date Created||May 15, 2023|
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