|Rule Submission Title
|New addition to section 13.F. Appeals.
|USAP Rules Committee Vote Reason
|This codifies provisions that are only in the introduction and therefore leaves no question that these are enforceable requirements.
|Existing Rule #
|Proposed Rule Change
13.F.3. Only rally-ending line calls may be appealed. Any player may appeal a rally-ending line call to the referee before the next serve occurs
|Original Rule Text
|Reasoning Behind Suggested Change
In SECTION 1 – THE GAME, under The Players section (page 2 of 2023 Rulebook) it says, "Players should not question or comment on an opponent’s
|Scenarios In Which the Rules Applies
Referees are commonly taught that a player cannot have "two bites of the apple" with regard to a player playing a ball and then wanting to subsequently appeal if the ball they played was "out" on an other than rally-ending shot. However, there is no rule that specifically states this. It is inferred by rule 6.D.7. All “out” calls must be made prior to the ball being hit by the opponent or before the ball becomes dead. It could be further clarified by this new rule.
|Rule Book Year
|Rule Change ID
|May 14, 2023