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
202310.D539Equipment Time-OutsPassedPassed.View Details
202311.E.360Degraded but not cracked ballPassedPassed with editsView Details
202311.H and 11.O346Paddle possessionFailedFailed. Unnecessary as it is already covered by other rulesView Details
202311.H.40611.H. Items on the Court.PassedPassed. 1) simple editorial changeView Details
202311.I.1434Plane of the Net exceptionFailedFailed. Keeping the current wording would help clarify situations when this event does occur.View Details
202311.K491Proposed changes regarding net post support structuresFailedFailed. Too many scenarios where the result would be a fault, replay or let the rally standView Details
202311.M.570Elimination of Shots around the net postFailedFailed. An ATP, along with the frequent defense of an ATP, are some of the most exciting shots in pickleball. The team who has to defend an ATP has often made strategic errors that set up the ATP for the opponent. Why should their opponent be restricted from making a great shot at that point?View Details
202311.N495Paddle Use/CarryFailedFailed. Proposal will be addressed in the casebook.View Details
202311.p439Smart watchesFailedFailed. Difficult to enforce. Some people need them for medical reasons.View Details
202312.C.3527Round robin tie-breaking rule clarification.PassedPassedView Details
202312.C.3254Tie Breaker Method RevampedFailedFailed: Replaced by Change # 527View Details
202312.F.6.a325Forfeit game scores for 3/5 matchesPassedPassed. This edit was overlooked when 3/5 matches were allowedView Details
202312.F.7.a336Scoring guidelines for 3/5 match remaining matchesPassedPassed. This edit was overlooked when 3/5 matches were allowedView Details
202313. G.1.g488Head Referee called then declinedFailedFailed. Proposal was too broad and overreaching. Proposal did not address all scenarios.View Details
202313.4.H518Late forfeited team also forfeits their chance at the coin toss/fair method.FailedFailed. This adds an additional penatly to the team that has already lost the first game. That is not necessary.View Details
202313.g.1.j444Allow coaching during play rather than only at time outs and between games.FailedFailed. Too much of a change to the basic tenets of the game.View Details
202313.G.2.d489Challenge of a referee ruling and the declining the challenge once the Head Referee arrives at the court with no remaining time-outsFailedFailed. Proposal was too broad and overreaching. Proposal did not address all scenarios.View Details
202313.J498Referee ruling appealed then rescindedFailedFailed. Proposal was too broad and overreaching. Proposal did not address all scenarios.View Details
202313D.1.b & c580clarification of Player Line and FAult Call Responsibilities in non-officiated playPassedPassed. We agree that the last sentence of the proposed 13.D.1.d is not necessary and should not be included.View Details
202313G-13M224Change Penalization Process - Technical Foul/Verbal WarningsFailedFailed. Current process is not causing issuesView 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
20232.A.1361Court Dimensions for SinglesFailedFailed. Moot point now that mini-singles is available.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
20232.B.4. Service Court438Proposed 2023 Service Court Rule ChangeFailedFailed. Changing this rule would make the NVZ line become inconsistent as it would be part of the NVZ at certain times and not part of the NVZ at others.View Details
20232.E.4. Weight. There is no restriction on paddle weight.285Restriction on weight of paddlesFailedFailed.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