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 TitleLet serve returnable by the non-receiving opponent.
Existing Rule #2024
Proposed Rule Change

At tournaments and during Rec play, any let service (that is not being reserved) that lands inbounds, the partner of the intended receiver has the option to return the serve prior to the intended receiver striking the ball. All other rules still apply (foot faults, double bounce, etc.)

Original Rule Text

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Reasoning Behind Suggested Change

Most let serves that land inbounds is usually won by the serving team. A let serve that dribbles over inbounds is an unfair advantage mostly for the serving team. This option may help balance the scales a bit.

Scenarios In Which the Rules Applies

Return of let service.

Rule Book Year2025
Rule Change ID1779
Date CreatedMay 14, 2024
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