LIST OF SUGGESTED PICKLEBALL RULE CHANGES FOR PREVIOUS YEARS

Rule Change Process

Rule Submission TitleWrist Below Elbow
USAP Board Vote ReasonNot voted upon
USAP Rules Committee Vote ReasonFail
IFP Voting StatusAverage: 1.3 Detail:1,0,1,0,7,0,0
Existing Rule #4
Proposed Rule Change

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Original Rule Text

N/A

Reasoning Behind Suggested Change

The purpose of this document is to provide my idea on a revised rule change to the serve motion allowed in Pickleball. I believe the current rules are too complicated and unenforceable.

This rule document suggests only one restriction to the service motion:

The server’s wrist must never be higher than the server’s elbow. This will prevent a so-called “overhead serve” and will allow referees to only have to look at one area – where is the wrist relative to the elbow – lower or equal to GOOD – higher to FAULT.

Upload Any Supporting DocumentationSECTION-4.docx
Rule Book Year2022
Rule Change ID13
Date CreatedMay 27, 2021
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