|Rule Submission Title
|Hitting the net as part of volley momentum
|USAP Board Vote Reason
|Not voted upon
|USAP Rules Committee Vote Reason
|IFP Voting Status
|Average: 1.9 Detail:1,1,0,0,0,10,1
|Existing Rule #
|Proposed Rule Change
9.C: During the act of volleying, it is a fault if the volleying player’s momentum causes the player to contact the net system or anything that is touching the non-volley zone, including the player’s partner.
|Original Rule Text
9.C : During the act of volleying, it is a fault if the volleying player’s momentum causes the player to contact anything that is touching the non-volley zone, including the player’s partner.
|Reasoning Behind Suggested Change
The addition of “the net system” as a momentum fault will address the following scenario. The match is being played with a portable net system. Player A hits a running volley at full speed from just outside the NVZ and knows that they will be unable to stop their momentum. Player A leaps forward trying to jump the net and NVZ altogether. The ball hits the opposing player in the chest creating a dead ball scenario. Shortly after the ball is dead, Player A’s momentum carries them over the NVZ and they collide with the temporary nets falling into Player B's court along with taking the net out. Per 2021 rules, this is not a fault. I feel that this should be accounted for in 2022.
|Rule Book Year
|Rule Change ID
|May 27, 2021