Pickleball Rule Changes for 2024

Correcting Server, Receiver and Player Position Errors
The rules for 2024 eliminate errors in server sequence or receiver position.
If a player stops a rally to correct an error, the fault goes to the player who stopped the rally. If the rally has played out, the rally score stands.

Draping Net
The club does have temporary nets for Chota Gym. Even though they are seldom used, it’s good to know that if a ball falls on a draped net, the point is replayed.

Catch or Carry Ball on the Paddle
Catching a ball or carrying it on the paddle is a fault, whether or not accidental or deliberate.

Conceding a Rally
This rule pertains to a referee call of a ball as out disputed by player(s). The point should be replayed. Opponents may concede the point if they believe they could not have returned the ball.

Medical Time-Outs
A player using a medical time-out may add available time-outs after the 15 minutes “to allow more time before the player must retire from the match.”

Paddle Specifications
The USA Pickleball Association’s rule book details paddle specifications. The rule book can be downloaded. Please see the link below.

Mini-Singles (12.O)
Rules for mini-singles are now covered in the rule book.

*Detailed explanations are available on the USA Pickleball Association web site linked below. The abbreviated explanations are tailored to our Club’s recreational play.

Download a copy of the USAPA 2024 Rulebook