|Rule Submission Title||Degraded but not cracked ball|
|USAP Board Voting Status||Passed|
|USAP Rules Committee Voting Status||Passed with edits|
|Existing Rule #||11.E.|
|Proposed Rule Change|
|Original Rule Text|
|Reasoning Behind Suggested Change|
In Florida's heat, the balls can become soft which affects bounce and playability. There needs to be a rule for replacing balls that are degraded and that is fair to both teams.
|Scenarios In Which the Rules Applies|
Prior to serve, the server squeezes the ball by hand and it compresses more than is expected.
During play, the balls bounce is flat and lower than normal.
|Rule Book Year||2023|
|Rule Change ID||360|
|Date Created||May 9, 2022|
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