2022 USA Pickleball Official Rulebook Index

10 second rule 4.E between games 5.B.2 switching sides 5.B.6 technical warningA referee’s first verbal warning of a rule or behavioral violation given to a player or team prior to a technical foul being issued. Points are not awarded for a technical warning. More/foul 13.G.3.e time outA loud word(s) spoken by a player or line
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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.    Double Hits. Balls can be hit twice, but this must occur during an unintentional, continuous, single-direction stroke, by one player. After the serveThe initial strike of the ball to start the rally. More, if the stroke is deliberate, or not continuous or not in a single direction, or
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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 zoneThe 7-foot-by-20-foot area adjacent to the net and specific to each team’s end of the court relating to NVZ faults. All lines bounding the NVZ are part of the NVZ. The NVZ is two-dimensional and does not rise
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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 ballA ball that is no longer in play. More. 8. B.  A faultA rules violation that results in a dead ball and the end of the rally. More called by a 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 serveThe initial strike of the ball to start the rally. More or service return does not bounce before the ball is struck. 7.B.        Hitting the ball into the player’s side of the net
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SECTION 6 – LINE CALL RULES

6.A.     A served ball that clears the non-volley zoneThe 7-foot-by-20-foot area adjacent to the net and specific to each team’s end of the court relating to NVZ faults. All lines bounding the NVZ are part of the NVZ. The NVZ is two-dimensional and does not rise above the playing surface. (See Figure 2-1 and
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SECTION 5 – SELECTION OF END, SERVE, RECEIVE, OR DEFER RULES.

5.A. Selection of End, ServeThe initial strike of the ball to start the rally. More, Receive, or Defer. 5.A.1.  Any fair method shall be used to determine which player or team has first choice of end, serveThe initial strike of the ball to start the rally. More, receive, or defer (i.e., a 1 or 2
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