Rule Submission TitleUse of unapproved paddle
USAP Board Vote ReasonNot voted upon
USAP Rules Committee Vote ReasonFail
IFP Voting StatusAverage: 8.6 Detail:7,8,10,10,8,10,7
Existing Rule #2.F.1.a.3
Proposed Rule Change (edited)

IF A VIOLATION IS DISCOVERED AFTER THE MATCH HAS CONCLUDED, THE PLAYER OR TEAM FORFEITS ANY KNOWN MATCHES THAT WERE PLAYED USING THE UNAPPROVED PADDLE PROVIDING THERE IS NO DISRUPTION TO THE OPERATIONAL FLOW OF THE TOURNAMENT.

Proposed Rule Change

If a violation is discovered after the match has concluded, the player or team forfeits the known match(es) that were played using the unapproved paddle.

Original Rule Text

2.F.1.a.3 If the violation is discovered after the match has concluded, the match results stand.

Reasoning Behind Suggested Change

Players are responsible for playing with a USA Pickleball approved paddle. They should not be allowed to skirt the rules because they were lucky that the violation was discovered after the fact.

Rule Book Year2022
Rule Change ID91
Date CreatedJune 23, 2021
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