2022 USA Pickleball Official Rulebook Index

10 second rule 4.E between games 5.B.2 switching sides 5.B.6 technical warning/foul 13.G.3.e time out 10.A.5 Additional Balls 7.N Apparel 2.G violation 2.G.4 Around the post (ATP) shot 11.M; 11.L.3 Ball specifications 2.D cracked/broken 11.E color 2.D.3 Calling the score 4.D singles matches 4.I doubles matches 4.J wrong score called 4.K Carry 3.A.1 deliberate carry
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SECTION 12 – SANCTIONED TOURNAMENT POLICIES

12. A. Event Categories.  Men: Singles and Doubles Women: Singles and Doubles Mixed: Doubles 12.A.1. In events described by gender, only members of that gender shall be allowed to play in that event. 12.A.2. Mixed doubles – A mixed doubles team shall consist of one male and one female player. 12. B. Tournament Game Options. The primary and
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SECTION 11 – OTHER RULES

SECTION 11 – OTHER RULES 11.A.    New: Double Hits. Balls can be hit twice, but this must occur during an unintentional, continuous, single-direction stroke, by one player. If the stroke made while performing the serve or during a rally is deliberately not continuous, or not in a single direction, or the ball is struck
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SECTION 10 – TIME-OUT RULES

SECTION 10 – TIME-OUT RULES A. Standard Time-Out. A player or team is entitled to two time-outs for 11- or 15-point games and three time-outs for a 21-point game. 10.A.1. Each time-out period may last up to 1 minute. 10.A.2. Play may be resumed early if all players are ready. 10.A.3. If a team has
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SECTION 9 – NON-VOLLEY-ZONE RULES

SECTION 9 – NON-VOLLEY-ZONE RULES NON-VOLLEY-ZONE RULES A. All volleys must be initiated outside of the non-volley zone. For a wheelchair player, the front (smaller) wheels may touch the non-volley zone during a volley9.B. It is a fault if the volleying player or anything that has contact with the volleying player while in the act
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SECTION 8 – DEAD BALL RULES

SECTION 8 – DEAD BALL RULES DEAD BALL RULES 8. A. Any action that stops play will result in a dead ball. 8. B.  A fault called by a referee or player, or a fault committed by a player, will result in a dead ball. 8. C. A hinder called by the referee or player
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SECTION 7 – FAULT RULES

SECTION 7 – FAULT RULES A fault (and resulting dead ball) will be declared for the following: 7.A.        If the serve or service return does not bounce before the ball is struck. 7.B.        Hitting the ball into the player’s side of the net without the ball crossing over to the opponent’s side. Note:
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SECTION 6 – LINE CALL RULES

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
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SECTION 5 – SELECTION OF END, SERVE, RECEIVE, OR DEFER RULES.

5.A. Selection of End, Serve, Receive, or Defer. 5.A.1.  Any fair method shall be used to determine which player or team has first choice of end, serve, receive, or defer (i.e., a 1 or 2 written on the back of the score sheet). If the winner chooses to serve or receive first, the loser chooses
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