|Rule Submission Title||Alternate Serve / Scoring|
|USAP Board Voting Status||Failed|
|USAP Rules Committee Voting Status||Failed. Confusing proposal. Another rally scoring suggestion will be reviewed|
|Existing Rule #||4B|
|Proposed Rule Change|
|Original Rule Text|
4.B. Player Positions.
|Reasoning Behind Suggested Change|
Allows the rate of play and matches to be a set amount plus/minus a few minutes per match. Allows games to be more competitive. Will provide more structure to the length of play (beneficial in tournament play when playing several events, a weekend). Being able to keep serve creates lopsided scores that can be deceiving. This is evident from recreation all the way to pro level. The proposed changes create a time structure and allow for match play to be universally set to best of 3 or best of 5 with the reduction in time per match play. Proposed changes are like other paddle/racquet sports that made changes for similar reasons.
|Rule Book Year||2023|
|Rule Change ID||273|
|Date Created||December 20, 2021|
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