|Rule Submission Title||Ball Color|
|USAP Board Vote||Failure Confirmed|
|USAP Rules Committee Vote||Failed|
|USAP Rules Committee Vote Reason||Ball color should remain the decision of the Tournament Director. Personal preferences on ball color should not be a determining factor.|
|Existing Rule #||NONE|
|Proposed Rule Change|
Outdoor balls shall be a shade of yellow. Indoor balls shall be a shade of orange. Rule shall take effect January 1, 2025.
|Original Rule Text|
|Reasoning Behind Suggested Change|
Uniform equipment standards. Implementation date gives manufacturers and player over a year to deplete stock of odd colored (hideous blue, pink) and other color pickleballs.
|Scenarios In Which the Rules Applies|
|Rule Book Year||2024|
|Rule Change ID||1165|
|Date Created||May 8, 2023|
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