The sport of pickleball takes the "Scout's honor" approach to line calling in most settings, including most recreational play and most tournament play, as players are responsible for making line calls on the pickleball court. The exception to this may only be where there are line judges for all sides of the pickleball court - although the players on the pickleball court would still call the centerline on the serve. To help foster the sport of pickleball's honor approach to line calling, Rule 6.D of the 2020 Official Rulebook for USA Pickleball establishes a code of ethics for line calling on the pickleball court. This "Code of Ethics for Line Calling" provides:
Although there is a written "Code of Ethics for Line Calling", it seems refreshing that the sport of pickleball fosters a culture of good sportsmanship by embracing an honor system for line calling.
Do you adhere to the "Code of Ethics for Line Calling" on the pickleball courts? How would you improve the line calling system in pickleball (if at all)?
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