Rule Submission TitleBall Color
USAP Board VoteFailure Confirmed
USAP Rules Committee VoteFailed
USAP Rules Committee Vote ReasonBall color should remain the decision of the Tournament Director. Personal preferences on ball color should not be a determining factor.
Existing Rule #NONE
Proposed Rule Change

Outdoor balls shall be a shade of yellow.  Indoor balls shall be a shade of orange.  Rule shall take effect January 1, 2025.

Original Rule Text


Reasoning Behind Suggested Change

Uniform equipment standards.  Implementation date gives manufacturers and player over a year to deplete stock of odd colored (hideous blue, pink) and other color pickleballs.

Scenarios In Which the Rules Applies


Rule Book Year2024
Rule Change ID1165
Date CreatedMay 8, 2023
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