The rules of pickleball have been a hot topic to say the least this year – drop serve or spin serve, anyone? The 2022 pickleball rulebook is currently in development, as the proposed rule revisions – which can be found here – are currently being considered and discussed by both the International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) rules committee and USA Pickleball rules committee. As things stand now, the IFP rules committee has voted on the various proposals (which the results are posted in the link above). The proposals that have enough “steam” (i.e., a score of 5 or more) will now be written up with formal proposed rule revisions, which will then be reviewed and voted on by the USA Pickleball rules committee. Let’s just say, the rules revision process is, well, a process… but, USA Pickleball is endeavoring to both (1) be as transparent as possible with the process, and (2) get the rules in a place that benefits the sport overall as much as possible.