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 Rule Change ID Submitted From Comment
367June 22, 2022Walt

I agree there should be a minimum ceiling height. Many indoor facilities have volleyball whose minimum height is 23'. Does volleyball have different ceiling height requirements? I would recommend changing the 39' to 23'. Even the covered courts at Pictona in Holly Hill FL are only 31' and more than adequate. Like the side and baseline setbacks, maybe there would be a minimum, recommended, and tournament/championship heights.

367June 29, 2022S

This rule would likely lead to the closure of many indoor facilities that exist now or prevent new facilities from coming online with this restriction. Unless a person is building a facility from scratch, the likelihood of a pre-existing facility with 39' ceilings is low. Indoor facilities exist for recreational and tournament play with tournament play a key source of revenue to keep the doors open. Requiring sanctioned tournaments with a 39' ceiling would be a barrier to having indoor sanctioned tournaments for half of the US from September or so through April or so... These months are vital for indoor facilities to remain open year round. Indoor facilities would be an ideal option for sanctioned tournaments now at 300 players or less during the fall/winter/spring months as they have less space than outdoor facilities but adding the ceiling height requirement negates that consideration.

367July 11, 2022Kevin

Eliminates too many indoor venues. However, any indoor tournaments should list ceiling heights in the tournament description so that players can make decisions as to whether they wish to play. I don't lob a whole lot and hate it when people lob a lot. Low ceilings would be a plus in my book.

367July 11, 2022Kevin

Eliminates too many indoor venues. However, any indoor tournaments should list ceiling heights in the tournament description so that players can make decisions as to whether they wish to play. I don't lob a whole lot and hate it when people lob a lot. Low ceilings would be a plus in my book.

367July 27, 2022Tim

I agree that there should be a minimum ceiling height for indoor tournament play but wonder how they determined that the height should be 39 ft. Whatever it is, the standard should be high enough to allow for high defensive lobs. Having said that, this rule should only apply to tournament play and most definitely not apply to all indoor facilities.

 Rule Change ID Submitted From Comment