|Rule Submission Title
|Rule adjustments Non Sanctioned tournaments
|USAP Rules Committee Vote Reason
|Non sanctioned tournaments have the authority to do what they want with the rules for all brackets, including those above 3.5. USAP does not have authority to place additional restrictions on the tournament director.
|Existing Rule #
|Proposed Rule Change
|Original Rule Text
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
|Reasoning Behind Suggested Change
Skill levels higher then 3.5 should be following all the rules, as these players have already developed the skills necessary to follow the rules. These players are already enjoying and growing the sport. Players that are above a 3.5 rating, should be following the rules that define our sport.
|Rule Book Year
|Rule Change ID
|May 15, 2023