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
202312.C.3254Tie Breaker Method RevampedFailedFailed: Replaced by Change # 527View Details
202313G-13M224Change Penalization Process - Technical Foul/Verbal WarningsFailedFailed. Current process is not causing issuesView Details
20236.D.8219Line call editorial changePassedPassed. Editorial changeView Details
20238D,266Remove determination of winner of rally for dead ball ruleFailedFailed. Unnecessary editView Details
20236.D.5.268Questioning an opponents callPassedPassed: Moved guidance to start of rulebook. There is a concern that any 'should' rule is not enforceable and has no penalty, so this is just guidance.View Details
20234B273Alternate Serve / ScoringFailedFailed. Confusing proposal. Another rally scoring suggestion will be reviewedView Details
2023None275Head TargetingFailedFailed. This is part of the game. Wear protection. Difficult to enforce.View 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
20236.d.9281Line Call RulesFailedFailed. The committed felt that this already an option for playersView Details
2023Rule 9C283Modification of Rule 9CFailedFailed. No. This an integral part of the game.View Details
20232.E.4. Weight. There is no restriction on paddle weight.285Restriction on weight of paddlesFailedFailed.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
20236.A.290All Lines InFailedFailed. Also, technically the way this is written would mean a ball hitting the NVZ sideline would be in.View Details
20234.J. Calling the Score in Doubles Matches.291Ordinals to Report ServerFailedFailed. We don't want to change rules for millions of existing players to accommodate new players. Beginners will eventually learn the specifics. Many players use 0-0-Start even today, with no consequence.View Details
20232.B. Lines and Areas292Center line in the NVZFailedFailed. We are fine with the temporary solution for mini-singles. Definitely would not want a dashed line.View Details
20234.A.4.c295Service foot fault wordingPassedPassed. Edited to use 'playing surface' instead of 'court'. Use extension, not extensionsView 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
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
20236.D.5324Appeals to refereeFailedFailed. The edit is redundant and attempts to address something that isn't an issueView Details
202312.F.6.a325Forfeit game scores for 3/5 matchesPassedPassed. This edit was overlooked when 3/5 matches were allowedView Details
20233.A.15326Hinder is not a noun and does not fit the definition in 3.A.15.FailedFailed. Technically this is grammatically correct, but there is no desire to attempt to change it.View Details
20234.A.5; 4.A.6334Replay Instead of Fault for Service Motion ViolationPassedPassed:View Details
202312.F.7.a336Scoring guidelines for 3/5 match remaining matchesPassedPassed. This edit was overlooked when 3/5 matches were allowedView Details
20237.H.342Replace "below the wrist" with "excluding the wrist"FailedFailed. There isn't a problem with interpreting this ruleView Details
20233.A.34 & 4.A.5.a343Serve DefinitionPassedPassed Editorial changeView Details
 Rule Book Year Existing Rule # Rule Change ID Rule Submission Title USAP Board Voting Status USAP Rules Committee Voting StatusLink to Single Entry