LIST OF SUGGESTED PICKLEBALL RULE CHANGES FOR PREVIOUS YEARS

Rule Change Process

Rule Submission TitleInclude  "No-Show" as a reason for a forfeit.
USAP Board VoteFailure Confirmed
USAP Rules Committee VoteFailed
USAP Rules Committee Vote ReasonThis is adequately covered in 13.H.4. While the definition may not apper to include this situation, it would be preferable to have a generically worded definition rather than putting in a laundry list of specific forfeits.
Existing Rule #3.a.13.
Proposed Rule Change

3.A.13. Forfeit - An egregious behavior violation or a combination of technical warnings and/or technical fouls that result in either a game or match being awarded to the opponent. Failure to show up for a match on time also results in a game or match being awarded to the opponent.

Original Rule Text

3.A.13. Forfeit - An egregious behavior violation or a combination of technical warnings and/or technical fouls that result in either a game or match being awarded to the opponent.

Reasoning Behind Suggested Change

Not showing up for game (within a certain time-period) is a forfeit.

Rule Book Year2024
Rule Change ID874
Date CreatedMarch 2, 2023
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