SUGGESTED USA PICKLEBALL RULE CHANGES FOR 2025

Rule change submissions will close on May 15th, 2024, at 11:59 PM. Comments on the existing rule change submissions will remain open until May 31st, 2024, at 11:59 PM.

Rule Submission TitlePrevent a paddle from dominating the sport
Existing Rule #Appendix, Guiding Principles number 8
Proposed Rule Change

Appendix

Guiding Principles

8. Preserve the unique features and rules of the sport involving the Non-Volley Zone and the two-bounce rule and prevent one shot, one paddle, or type of play from dominating the sport.

Original Rule Text

Appendix

Guiding Principles

8. Preserve the unique features and rules of the sport involving the Non-Volley Zone and the two-bounce rule and prevent one shot or type of play from dominating the sport.

Reasoning Behind Suggested Change

Powerful paddles have altered the speed of the game. This should not be allowed for safety reasons primarily, and it should not be allowed for a player to buy their chances of success.

Scenarios In Which the Rules Applies

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Rule Book Year2025
Rule Change ID1751
Date CreatedMay 10, 2024
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