|Rule Submission Title
|All Lines In
|USAP Board Vote Reason
|USAP Rules Committee Vote Reason
|Failed. Also, technically the way this is written would mean a ball hitting the NVZ sideline would be in.
|Existing Rule #
|Proposed Rule Change
If a ball hits a line, it’s in; play it. This includes the line marking the non-volley zone.
|Original Rule Text
A served ball that clears the non-volley zone and lands in the correct service court or on any correct service court line is in.
|Reasoning Behind Suggested Change
• This is the rule now for all lines except the non-volley line, and that only on serves.
• There’s no obvious reason why that one line should be an exception.
• If it weren’t an exception, the rules would be simpler and easier to explain to beginners.
• Like the rule change about let serves being good, this change would favor continuation of play over stoppage of play.
|Scenarios In Which the Rules Applies
I spend most of my time working with beginning players, so the 4 changes I'm suggesting would be of most value to them (and people like me who are introducing them to pickleball). We grow the sport by making it easy to learn.
|Rule Book Year
|Rule Change ID
|March 23, 2022