Rule Submission TitlePlacement for mini-singles
USAP Board Voting StatusFailed
USAP Rules Committee Voting StatusFailed. The mini singles information is already presented on the USAP website. There are other aspects of MS that would also need to be codified in the rulebook. So, this rule suggestion, as written, is not complete. The intent to create a more complete rule change suggestion for the 2024 rulebook.
Existing Rule #4.A.2
Proposed Rule Change

4.A.2. Placement. The server must serve to the correct service court. The serve may clear or touch the net and must clear the NVZ and the NVZ lines. The serve may land on any other service court line

4.A.2.a. Except for mini-singles, the correct service court is the court diagonally opposite the server

4.A.2.b. For mini-singles, the correct service court is determined by the receiver’s score.  If the receiver’s score is even, the server will serve to the right side of the receiver’s court.  If the receiver’s score is odd, the server will serve to the left side of the receiver’s court.  Since the server is also lined up based on their score, some serves will be diagonal, and some serves will be straight across.

Original Rule Text

4.A.2. Placement. The server must serve to the correct service court (the court diagonally opposite the server). The serve may clear or touch the net and must clear the NVZ and the NVZ lines. The serve may land on any other service court line

 

Reasoning Behind Suggested Change

This section should have been updated when mini-singles was added as an approved match format.

Rule Book Year2023
Rule Change ID514
Date CreatedJune 20, 2022
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