SUGGESTED USA PICKLEBALL RULE CHANGES FOR 2025

Rule Submission TitleTECHNICAL MODIFICATION FOR CLARITY
Existing Rule #4.A.2.
Proposed Rule Change

4.A.2. Placement. The server must serve to the correct service court (the court diagonally opposite the server).  The ballserve may clear or touch the net and must clear the NVZ and the NVZ lines. The ballserve may land on aany other service court line.

Original Rule Text

4.A.2. Placement. The server must serve to the correct service court (the court diagonally opposite the server).  The serve may clear or touch the net and must clear the NVZ and the NVZ lines. The serve may land on any other service court line.

Reasoning Behind Suggested Change

The word, "serve", can be a verb or a noun. One could think of the serve as the action of the player. However, the noun, "ball" is more defined and would read better.

In the current context, the use of the word,"any other" could imply that the NVZ has service lines.

Scenarios In Which the Rules Applies

Word change and omission to existing rule.

Rule Book Year2025
Rule Change ID1461
Date CreatedMarch 19, 2024
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