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ALERT: Pickleball Rule Changes for 2020!

by Stacie Townsend 1 Comment

Pickleball 2020 Rule Changes

Have you seen the 2020 Official Rulebook of Pickleball? There are some rules changes that you should be aware of for the next time you step onto the pickleball court, especially if you plan to play a tournament in 2020.

All of the material pickleball rule changes have been summarized by USA Pickleball. If you are ready to dive into the nitty gritty of the rule changes, click here!

If you want to see the full version of the 2020 Official Rulebook, check out USA Pickleball's website here.

If all of these pickleball rules and revisions are too in the weeds for you, and you are looking for a brief summary of the pickleball rules to just get out on the courts and play, click here!

Stacie Townsend
Stacie Townsend


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July 10, 2020

We got into a heated argument today about “line calls”.
Please help me clarify the situation.
1.  One person states if the ball lands on the out side part of the line that it is “out”.
2.  I disagreed, I feel/thought that if a ball touches any part of a line it is to be called “in”.
3.  I have looked up 2020 rule changes, how do you simplify the new rule?  It sounds like if the ball hits the outside of the line, it should be called “out”.  But if it lands clearly on the line it should be called “in”.
Please help me understand in plain English.
Larry LaRock

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