|Rule Submission Title
|Use of unapproved paddle
|USAP Board Voting Status
|Not voted upon
|USAP Rules Committee Voting Status
|IFP Voting Status
|Average: 8.6 Detail:7,8,10,10,8,10,7
|Existing Rule #
|Proposed Rule Change (edited)
IF A VIOLATION IS DISCOVERED AFTER THE MATCH HAS CONCLUDED, THE PLAYER OR TEAM FORFEITS ANY KNOWN MATCHES THAT WERE PLAYED USING THE UNAPPROVED PADDLE PROVIDING THERE IS NO DISRUPTION TO THE OPERATIONAL FLOW OF THE TOURNAMENT.
|Proposed Rule Change
If a violation is discovered after the match has concluded, the player or team forfeits the known match(es) that were played using the unapproved paddle.
|Original Rule Text
2.F.1.a.3 If the violation is discovered after the match has concluded, the match results stand.
|Reasoning Behind Suggested Change
Players are responsible for playing with a USA Pickleball approved paddle. They should not be allowed to skirt the rules because they were lucky that the violation was discovered after the fact.
|Rule Book Year
|Rule Change ID
|June 23, 2021