Rule Submission TitleLine call rule on serve. Editorial change for clarity.
USAP Board VotePassed
USAP Rules Committee VotePassed
USAP Rules Committee Vote ReasonThis provides an editorial improvement in wording. It does not change how the rule applies.
Existing Rule #6.A, 6.B, 6.C
Proposed Rule Change

6.A. A served ball that clears the non-volley zone and its lines and lands in the correct service court or on any correct service court line is in. Any other ball in play that lands in the court or touches any court line is in.

6.B. Except the serve, any ball in play that lands in the court or touches any court line is in. A ball contacting the playing surface completely outside of the court is “out.” A served ball that lands in the opponent's non-volley zone, including on the non-volley zone lines, is "out".

6.C (removed)

Original Rule Text

6.A. 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.

6.B. Except the serve, any ball in play that lands in the court or touches any court line is in.

6.C. A ball contacting the playing surface completely outside of the court is “out.”

Reasoning Behind Suggested Change

This change is for clarity purposes and makes it consistent with Rule 4.A.2.

Scenarios In Which the Rules Applies

Live play

Rule Book Year2024
Rule Change ID880
Date CreatedMarch 5, 2023
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