LIST OF SUGGESTED PICKLEBALL RULE CHANGES FOR PREVIOUS YEARS

Rule Change Process

Rule Submission TitleBackspin Rule Clarification
USAP Board Vote ReasonNot voted upon
USAP Rules Committee Vote ReasonFail
IFP Voting StatusAverage: 8.6 Detail:7,8,8,10,8,10,9
Existing Rule #7.C
Proposed Rule Change

7.C. Hitting the ball under the net or between the net and the net post, unless the ball first contacts the opponent's court.

Original Rule Text

7.C. Hitting the ball under the net or between the net and the net post.

Reasoning Behind Suggested Change

A ball that hits the opponent's court, then either spins back or is blown back towards the net and passes through the gap between the post and the net or under the net is currently a fault on the striking player.  Rule 7.C should be clarified so it is not a fault.

USAP rules committee notes: This can be a casebook entry

Rule Book Year2022
Rule Change ID169
Date CreatedJune 26, 2021
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