LIST OF SUGGESTED PICKLEBALL RULE CHANGES FOR PREVIOUS YEARS

Rule Change Process

Rule Submission TitleHave referee state the match format during the pre match briefing.
USAP Board VoteFailure Confirmed
USAP Rules Committee VoteFailed
USAP Rules Committee Vote ReasonThe pre-match briefing needs more work than this proposal addresses. It is bad format to combine two different topics into a single sentence.
Existing Rule #13.C.4.d
Proposed Rule Change

13.C.4.d. Inform the players of the match format (2/3 to 11, win by 2, for example) and use any fair method to determine the initial selection of end, serve, receive, or defer.

Original Rule Text

13.C.4.d. Use any fair method to determine the initial selection of end, serve, receive, or defer.

Reasoning Behind Suggested Change

The match format is an important consideration to be provided to the players so an informed decision can be made on which choice to select.

Rule Book Year2024
Rule Change ID887
Date CreatedMarch 5, 2023
View Comments View Comments