Rule Submission TitleWrist Below Elbow
USAP Board Vote ReasonNot voted upon
USAP Rules Committee Vote ReasonFail
IFP Voting StatusAverage: 1.3 Detail:1,0,1,0,7,0,0
Existing Rule #4
Proposed Rule Change

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Original Rule Text


Reasoning Behind Suggested Change

The purpose of this document is to provide my idea on a revised rule change to the serve motion allowed in Pickleball. I believe the current rules are too complicated and unenforceable.

This rule document suggests only one restriction to the service motion:

The server’s wrist must never be higher than the server’s elbow. This will prevent a so-called “overhead serve” and will allow referees to only have to look at one area – where is the wrist relative to the elbow – lower or equal to GOOD – higher to FAULT.

Upload Any Supporting DocumentationSECTION-4.docx
Rule Book Year2022
Rule Change ID13
Date CreatedMay 27, 2021
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