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 TitleDefinition of Live Ball
Existing Rule #3.A.20
Proposed Rule Change

Live Ball – The period of time that begins when the referee or server (or server's partner per rule 4.D.1) starts to call the score and ends when the ball becomes dead. (See also 3.A.1 “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. (See also 3.A.1 “Ball in Play”)

Original Rule Text

Live Ball – The point in time when the referee or server (or server's partner per rule 4.D.1) starts to call the score. (See also 3.A.1 “Ball in Play”)

Reasoning Behind Suggested Change

Live Ball is a continuous period of time and is the alternative to Dead Ball.

Scenarios In Which the Rules Applies

The timeframe during which all faults can be committed.

Rule Book Year2025
Rule Change ID1775
Date CreatedMay 14, 2024
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