|Rule Submission Title
|Degraded but not cracked ball
|USAP Board Voting Status
|USAP Rules Committee Voting Status
|Passed with edits
|Existing Rule #
|Proposed Rule Change
|Original Rule Text
|Reasoning Behind Suggested Change
In Florida's heat, the balls can become soft which affects bounce and playability. There needs to be a rule for replacing balls that are degraded and that is fair to both teams.
|Scenarios In Which the Rules Applies
Prior to serve, the server squeezes the ball by hand and it compresses more than is expected.
During play, the balls bounce is flat and lower than normal.
|Rule Book Year
|Rule Change ID
|May 9, 2022