LIST OF SUGGESTED PICKLEBALL RULE CHANGES FOR PREVIOUS YEARS

Rule Change Process

Rule Submission TitleWording for Medical Time-out Violation Assessment & Typo
USAP Board VotePassed
USAP Rules Committee VotePassed with modification
USAP Rules Committee Vote ReasonOnly change 'if' to 'is', which is essentially an editorial correction. Do not change "Requesting". The term "awarded" is not the technically correct term to use. A player's request for a medical time-out initiates the evaluation process. Medical personnel do not actually award the time-out, they simply determine if it is valid.
Existing Rule #13.G.1.h.
Proposed Rule Change (edited)

Requesting a medical time-out without valid medical condition (time-out assessed) as determined by medical personnel or the tournament director if no medical staff if is present. (Verbal Warning not applicable).

Proposed Rule Change

Suggested wording: Awarded (instead of, Requesting) a medical time-out without a valid medical condition...

change if to is: ...if no medical staff is present.

Original Rule Text

Requesting a medical time-out without valid medical condition (time-out assessed) as determined by medical personnel or the tournament director if no medical staff if present. (Verbal Warning not applicable).

Reasoning Behind Suggested Change

It is not the requesting of a medical time-out without a valid medical condition that leads to a violation. It is the receipt of/being awarded a medical time-out without a valid medical condition.

Rule Book Year2024
Rule Change ID876
Date CreatedMarch 2, 2023
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