List of Suggested USA Pickleball Rule Changes for 2023

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 Rule Book Year Existing Rule # Rule Change ID Rule Submission Title USAP Board Voting Status USAP Rules Committee Voting StatusLink to Single Entry
20234.K544Wrong score calledPassedView Details
20234.K550Wrong Score CalledFailedFailed. See the approved changed under 544.View Details
20234.K.386Wrong Score CalledFailedFailed: Reason: Move scenarios from the change document to the casebook.View Details
20234.A.4428Volley Serving rule to discard pleaseFailedFailed. 1) We would want to see some type of study about the potential impact of allowing the paddle head to be above the wrist. 2) We have no evidence of how players might take advantage of removing this restriction. 3) Removing it would not significantly make a referee's job easier when trying to identify an invalid serveView Details
20236.D.1.1277Use of the word "OUT" during a volleyFailedFailed. Well known player communication. What other 'out' variations would also be prevented?View Details
20232.G.4540Time-outs for apparel changesPassedPassedView Details
202312.C.3254Tie Breaker Method RevampedFailedFailed: Replaced by Change # 527View Details
2023Section 1572The GameFailedFailed. Not needed because the referee duties are clearly defined in 13.C.View Details
20236.D.7.389The "out" debacle and contradictionFailedPassed 1) Passed last year by the rules committee but overridden by the boardView Details
20234.A497Swing attempts on the serve.FailedFailed. A swing and a miss is not a fault. To obtrusive.View Details
2023In the area of 4.K Wrong Score Called. and 4 D. Calling the Score286Something to the effect of better saying the score clearly, slowly, and loudly. . Also, a two second pause between the last number spoken and the beginning of the serve motion. Also the correction of the scoreFailedFailed. Unnecessarily cumbersome. Overkill.View Details
202311.p439Smart watchesFailedFailed. Difficult to enforce. Some people need them for medical reasons.View Details
20234.M502Single Toss ServeFailedFailed. We do not want to limit the number of serve attempts. Note that the spin serve will now be illegal.View Details
2023Serving Section 4A and 4C320Serving Sequence in PickleballFailedFailed. There are already expectations the server has to wait for the receiver to be ready and call the score so that they can hear. Also, that players will accommodate hearing impaired players. It is not appropriate to require this for all play.View Details
20234.A.4.c295Service foot fault wordingPassedPassed. Edited to use 'playing surface' instead of 'court'. Use extension, not extensionsView Details
20233.A.34 & 4.A.5.a343Serve DefinitionPassedPassed Editorial changeView Details
202312.F.7.a336Scoring guidelines for 3/5 match remaining matchesPassedPassed. This edit was overlooked when 3/5 matches were allowedView Details
202313J323Rules InterpretationFailedFailed. The committee wants the Head Referee to be able have this right, to allow an appeal to be rescinded. Players should also be able to change their mind quickly about their appeal.View Details
202312.C.3527Round robin tie-breaking rule clarification.PassedPassedView Details
20232.E.4. Weight. There is no restriction on paddle weight.285Restriction on weight of paddlesFailedFailed.View Details
20234.A.5; 4.A.6334Replay Instead of Fault for Service Motion ViolationPassedPassed:View Details
20237.H.342Replace "below the wrist" with "excluding the wrist"FailedFailed. There isn't a problem with interpreting this ruleView Details
20238D,266Remove determination of winner of rally for dead ball ruleFailedFailed. Unnecessary editView Details
20234.B.8371Remove Correct Receiver questionFailedFailed: This will be addressed in the handbook/casebook, allowing the referee to answer the position question when asked about the correct receiver.View Details
202313.J498Referee ruling appealed then rescindedFailedFailed. Proposal was too broad and overreaching. Proposal did not address all scenarios.View Details
 Rule Book Year Existing Rule # Rule Change ID Rule Submission Title USAP Board Voting Status USAP Rules Committee Voting StatusLink to Single Entry