Rule Submission TitleLine call editorial change
Existing Rule #6.D.8
Proposed Rule Change

6.D.8. All “out” calls must be made prior to the ball being hit by the opponent or before the ball becomes dead.  Otherwise, the ball is presumed to still be in play.

Original Rule Text

6.D.8. All “out” calls must be made “promptly”; otherwise, the ball is presumed to still be in play. “Promptly” is defined as calling “out” prior to the ball being hit by the opponent or before the ball becomes dead.

Reasoning Behind Suggested Change

The defined term "promptly" is redundant.  However, players often remember the term "promptly", but insert their own definition of the word instead of the definition specified in the rules.

Rule Book Year2023
Rule Change ID219
Date CreatedJuly 6, 2021
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