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USA Pickleball Rules

USA Pickleball-Rulebook 2021

USA Pickleball – 2021 Change Document
To aid in recognizing and understanding the rule changes, USAPA provides rulebook revision documents. These documents are not intended to cover every wording change, but are designed to guide you through the significant rule changes.

USA Pickleball-Alternate Rulebook 2021
The Alternate Rulebook is an attempt to simplify how the rules are presented. The Alternate Rulebook can be used in any venue other than tournaments, without restriction.

Official USA Pickleball Scoresheets