LIST OF SUGGESTED PICKLEBALL RULE CHANGES FOR PREVIOUS YEARS

Rule Change Process

Rule Submission TitleNet Specification
USAP Board VoteFailure Confirmed
USAP Rules Committee VoteFailed
USAP Rules Committee Vote ReasonThere are multiple court issues that occur with nets and court measurements. There may be circumstances, particularly at the sideline, where it is not possible to strictly comply with or without a specified tolerance. These are best handled by the Tournament Director and the on site personnel.
Existing Rule #2.C.5.
Proposed Rule Change

Center Strap and Height. A center strap is recommended for a permanent net and must be placed at the center of the net to enable easy adjustment to the 34 -inch (86.36-cm) (+or - 1/4 inch) requirement at center. The top shall be 36 inches(91.44cm) (+ or - 1/4 inch) at the sidelines.

Original Rule Text

Center Strap and Height. A center strap is recommended for a permanent net and must be placed at the center of the net to enable easy adjustment to the 34 -inch (86.36-cm) requirement at center. The top shall be 36 inches(91.44cm)at the sidelines.

Reasoning Behind Suggested Change

Some of the net systems used just can't be exactly 34 or 36 inch due to various conditions.

Rule Book Year2024
Rule Change ID1199
Date CreatedMay 14, 2023
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