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
202311.H and 11.O346Paddle possessionFailedFailed. Unnecessary as it is already covered by other rulesView Details
20237.H and 7.I347Player hit by ballPassedPassed. Editorial changeView Details
202311.E.360Degraded but not cracked ballPassedPassed with editsView Details
20232.A.1361Court Dimensions for SinglesFailedFailed. Moot point now that mini-singles is available.View Details
2023N/A367Indoor Ceiling heightFailed1) Where did 39 feet come from. 2) This is just recommendation, what happens if you can't meet it? 3) Rules out a lot of existing venues. 4) Failed. Recommended height (19ft) is already recommended in the USAP construction manual.View Details
2023Unknown369One-handed pre-spin servesFailedFailed: Replaced by rule suggestion 524View 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
2023None3723rd and 4th shot RuleFailedFailed: 1) Unenforceable 2) Impractical to expect all players to have complete control over where their shot goes. 3) There are many trainers who teach effective, safe ways to respond to lobsView Details
20234.K.386Wrong Score CalledFailedFailed: Reason: Move scenarios from the change document to the casebook.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.B.8.392Confirming correct score, server/receiver, positionFailedFailed. 1) Not necessary 2) We have heard of only 1 incident where this has been an issue 3) Sportsmanship issues are covered at the section 1, not in the specific rulesView Details
20234.A.6.b.399Drop Serve - no propelling down, tossing up, or spinning the ballPassed"Passed with edits . 1) Approved primarily for consistency with the volley serve change that prevents one handed spin serve Use similar language about spin as in 524."View Details
20234B10404Incorrect player or positionFailedFailed. 1) We'd be asking every single match to change the end of match procedure ( requiring all teams to sign the scoresheet) for a relatively rare occurrence. 2) This drastically reduces the amount of time that they identify an out of position error. 3) We don't want a referee error to substantially affect the outcome of the match 4) If passed, the change about referees correcting players out of position would address this.View Details
20233.A.6.4053.A.6. DistractionFailedFailed. 1) Doesn't significantly improve the rule 2) The proposed rule is written from the perspective of a player, but a distraction is actually called by the referee.View Details
202311.H.40611.H. Items on the Court.PassedPassed. 1) simple editorial changeView 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
202311.I.1434Plane of the Net exceptionFailedFailed. Keeping the current wording would help clarify situations when this event does occur.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
202311.p439Smart watchesFailedFailed. Difficult to enforce. Some people need them for medical reasons.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
20233.A. 24485Change definition of permanent object to concur with proposed changes to rule 11K.FailedFailed. Too many scenarios where the result would be a fault, replay or let the rally standView Details
202313. G.1.g488Head Referee called then declinedFailedFailed. Proposal was too broad and overreaching. Proposal did not address all scenarios.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
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.N495Paddle Use/CarryFailedFailed. Proposal will be addressed in the casebook.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