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 Rule Change ID Submitted From Comment
971May 2, 2023BOB

I am concerned that this is too open ended. Also, there is no requirement that USAP is involved in any way with reviewing or consulting on the rules that are bypassed. I assume that this is an attempt to allow currently non-sanctioned tours to be sanctioned. Will adding this statement actually help in getting them to be sanctioned?

971May 3, 2023Randi

I agree with Bob's comments: I am concerned that this is too open-ended. "No rule modification can be made that makes a mockery of the sport of pickleball." Isn't the word "mockery" highly subjective?

Also, there is no requirement that USAP is involved in any way with reviewing or consulting on the rules that are bypassed. How many versions of the "rules" are we going to end up with?

I cannot see anything being clarified or added by adding the proposed paragraph that is not already covered in the existing paragraph:
Non-sanctioned tournaments may also use these sections as guidelines. Tournament Directors for non-sanctioned tournaments may be flexible in the use of these guidelines to better fit the skills, ages, and diversity of their players. USA Pickleball enthusiastically encourages these non-sanctioned tournaments to promote knowledge and growth of the sport, and skill development, while having fun playing pickleball.

971May 31, 2023Melody

I am not in favor of this rule change. Players, including Pro Players, register for a tournament based on an expected tournament format and rules. Allowing rule/ format changes up until the match starts is not allowing the Pro player to have all information prior to registering for the tournament. In addition, last minute changes before a match starts can be interpreted as favoring one opponent over another. Lastly, if betting comes into pickleball, changes made prior to a match starting will impact all prior bets already placed.

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