|Rule Submission Title||Use of unapproved paddle|
|Rule Book Year||2022|
|Date Created||June 23, 2021|
|Rule Change ID||91|
|Existing Rule #||2.F.1.a.3|
|Original Rule Text|
2.F.1.a.3 If the violation is discovered after the match has concluded, the match results stand.
|Proposed Rule Change|
If a violation is discovered after the match has concluded, the player or team forfeits the known match(es) that were played using the unapproved paddle.
|Proposed Rule Change (edited)|
IF A VIOLATION IS DISCOVERED AFTER THE MATCH HAS CONCLUDED, THE PLAYER OR TEAM FORFEITS ANY KNOWN MATCHES THAT WERE PLAYED USING THE UNAPPROVED PADDLE PROVIDING THERE IS NO DISRUPTION TO THE OPERATIONAL FLOW OF THE TOURNAMENT.
|Reasoning Behind Suggested Change|
Players are responsible for playing with a USA Pickleball approved paddle. They should not be allowed to skirt the rules because they were lucky that the violation was discovered after the fact.
|IFP Voting Status||Average: 8.6 Detail:7,8,10,10,8,10,7|
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