SUGGESTED USA PICKLEBALL RULE CHANGES FOR 2025

Rule Submission TitlePlay Stoppage
Existing Rule #7.I.
Proposed Rule Change

A ball in play 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. Exceptions: See Rules 4.B.9.a. and 4.K.

Original Rule Text

A ball in play 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. Exception: See Rule 4.B.9.a.

Reasoning Behind Suggested Change

There is more than one exception.

Scenarios In Which the Rules Applies

Stopping play for incorrect score called BEFORE the return of serve.

Rule Book Year2025
Rule Change ID1475
Date CreatedMarch 21, 2024
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