Apparel

A paddle listed as Pass on the USAPA/IFP Approved Paddle List without penalty.

Carry

Hitting the ball in such a way that it does not bounce away from the paddle but is carried along on the face of the paddle.

Coaching

Communication of any information, including verbal, nonverbal, and electronic, from someone other than a player’s partner, that a player or team may act upon to gain an advantage or help them avoid a rules violation.

Court

The area inside the outer dimensions of the baselines and sidelines.

Cross-Court

The courtThe court and the area surrounding the court designated for playing.   [quads id=10] More diagonally opposite of the courtThe court and the area surrounding the court designated for playing.   [quads id=10] More from which the ball was last struck.

Dead Ball

A ball that is noA loud word(s) spoken by a player or line judge(s) to indicate to the referee and/or players that a live ball has not touched in the required court space. The preferred word to indicate a line call is “OUT”. Distinctive hand signals can be used in conjunction with a line call.
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Dead Ball

Depictions

Graphics, insignias, pictures, and writing on apparelA paddle listed as Pass on the USAPA/IFP Approved Paddle List without penalty. More must be in good taste.

Distraction

Physical actions by a player that are ‘not common to the game’ that, in the judgment of the refereeAny object on or near the court, including hanging over the court, that can interfere with play. Permanent objects include the ceiling, walls, fencing, lighting fixtures, net posts, net post legs, the stands and seats for spectators,
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Distraction

Double Bounce

When the ball bounces twice on one side before it is returned.

Double Hit

Hitting the ball twice before it is returned.