|Rule Submission Title
|USAP Rules Committee Vote Reason
|Ball color should remain the decision of the Tournament Director. Personal preferences on ball color should not be a determining factor.
|Existing Rule #
|Proposed Rule Change
Outdoor balls shall be a shade of yellow. Indoor balls shall be a shade of orange. Rule shall take effect January 1, 2025.
|Original Rule Text
|Reasoning Behind Suggested Change
Uniform equipment standards. Implementation date gives manufacturers and player over a year to deplete stock of odd colored (hideous blue, pink) and other color pickleballs.
|Scenarios In Which the Rules Applies
|Rule Book Year
|Rule Change ID
|May 8, 2023