Rule Change Process

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 Rule Book Year Rule Change ID Rule Submission Title USAP Board Voting Status USAP Rules Committee Voting StatusLink to Single Entry
202340611.H. Items on the Court.PassedPassed. 1) simple editorial changeView Details
20234053.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
20233723rd 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
20234964.A.1. The entire score must be called before the ball is served.FailedFailed. Reverts back to previous years when there was confusion about the service motion and serves.View Details
20235016.D.7. Players shall not call a ball "out" unless they can clearly see a space between the line and the ball as it hits the ground.FailedFailed. Same as rule suggestion 389View Details
202253ADA accommodationsNot voted uponFailView Details
2023568All clothing colors are acceptableFailedFailed. See the approved suggestion 526.View Details
2023290All Lines InFailedFailed. Also, technically the way this is written would mean a ball hitting the NVZ sideline would be in.View Details
202240Allow a second serveNot voted uponFailView Details
202293Allow a verbal warning to be used for things other than profanity.ApprovedPassView Details
2023444Allow 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
202298Allow coaching during tournament team eventsNot voted uponFailView Details
202272Alter 4.D.2 to allow for change of score callerNot voted uponFailView Details
2023273Alternate Serve / ScoringFailedFailed. Confusing proposal. Another rally scoring suggestion will be reviewedView Details
2023567Ambiguous wordingPassedPassed. Wording was modified by the rules committee.View Details
2022168Amend Act of VolleyingNot voted uponFailView Details
2023324Appeals to refereeFailedFailed. The edit is redundant and attempts to address something that isn't an issueView Details
2022169Backspin Rule ClarificationNot voted uponFailView Details
202222Ball coming back to the other side of the netApprovedPassView Details
202218Calling the wrong scoreApprovedPassView Details
2023545Carbon faced paddlesFailedFailed. The paddle testing standards are based on surface roughness, not on the paddle material. If the paddle meets the standards, it should be approved.View Details
20229Carrying of extra ballsApprovedPassView Details
2023292Center line in the NVZFailedFailed. We are fine with the temporary solution for mini-singles. Definitely would not want a dashed line.View Details
2023489Challenge 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
2022103Change back to 0 0 Start and discontinuance of drop serveNot voted uponFailView Details
 Rule Book Year Rule Change ID Rule Submission Title USAP Board Voting Status USAP Rules Committee Voting StatusLink to Single Entry