|Rule Submission Title||Separate Live Ball/In Play definitions|
|Rule Book Year||2022|
|Date Created||June 23, 2021|
|Rule Change ID||92|
|Existing Rule #||3.A.19|
|Original Rule Text|
3.A.19 Live Ball/In Play – The point in time when the referee or server (or server's partner per rule 4.D.2) starts to call the score.
|Proposed Rule Change|
Live Ball - The state of the ball during a rally, from when the serve occurs to when the ball is no longer in play (becomes dead).
In Play - The state of the ball from the start of the score call to when the ball becomes dead (is no longer in play).
|Reasoning Behind Suggested Change|
Reason: There is a need for terms to describe the two different spans of time. Defining "live ball" as above would eliminate the need to make rule exceptions for touching, carrying, or double hitting the ball when preparing to serve.
|IFP Voting Status||Average: 3.4 Detail:1,0,0,7,6,7,3|
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