Mark Peifer: 2023 Pickleball Rules Update

Mark Peifer is the head of the rules committee for USA Pickleball and gives an update on all the rules we will be seeing changed in 2023. Most notably is the end of the spin serve as Mark explains the thinking behind the rules changes and what we should be looking out for in the new year.


0:00 Intro

1:00 Mark introduction

1:30 Spin serve is done

5:20 Why the spin serve is over

7:20 Court dimension rules

9:00 Service Replay/Fault

10:30 Re-serve vs Fault

12:00 What is a legal serve?

14:30 No Ref match rules

16:00 The “Am I Good?” rule

17:40 Wrong score called

20:30 Stop play on correct score

22:00 Hearing the score clearly

23:30 Color of clothing/ball

25:55 Color of paddles/balls

28:10 Whitwell Walkway

28:35 Equipment Timeout

30:35 Backup paddles

31:45 Last minute partner change rule?

33:40 UTPR vs UTR/DUPR

37:35 In defense of DUPR

39:30 UTPR improvements

40:30 Overview

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