How Pickleball Rule Changes Work (Spin Serves are Still Legal…)

How Pickleball Rule Changes Work (Spin Serves are Still Legal…)

How Pickleball Rule Changes Work (Spin Serves are Still Legal)

There’s been so much confusion over the a recent pickleball rule change proposal regarding spin serves. This video will clear all that up and teach you how to read these proposals moving forward!

The Deadliest One-Handed Serve In Pickleball:


It looks like spin serves are out starting next year. The vote passed USAPA rules committee 6/6. Waiting on approval now. from Pickleball

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00:00 – Intro
00:20 – The Document
00:42 – The IFP
01:49 – Change Document
02:33 – USAP Rules Committee
03:10 – Board of Directors
04:30 – Summary

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  1. Robert Soma on October 31, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    Rob Cassidy probably wants us to go back to wooden paddles too

  2. Pickleball Journey on October 31, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    Shea kills it again! Thanks for this great vid 🔥

  3. Lori Hennigh on October 31, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    Very well done.Thanks!

  4. GC on October 31, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    I think it’s pretty unfair to have a pro have a say on any rule changes…It’s like letting them make adjustments to their weaknesses

  5. steve sharp on October 31, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    Well done Shea. I’d no idea of the layers it took to push a new rule thru.

  6. William Chaing - Pickleball Will on October 31, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    Thanks for the explanation Shea!

  7. Zach Carmichael on October 31, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    Players should not be on any committee.

  8. kento1957 on October 31, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    Great explanation. You might mention that even when the board gives final approval, the rule doesn’t go into effect immediately.
    Since the one handed spin serve is more difficult, I expect to see less players doing it, which in turn will make it more effective for those that do use it. Your thoughts?

  9. In2Pickle on October 31, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    Excellent video Shea. Thanks for the detailed explanation of the rules process.

  10. Russ on October 31, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    As a brand new player in July of 2021, I read the rules, and then made sure I understood the "spirit of the rules" also, and I can’t understand why the spin serve, one handed, two handed, whatever, is legal. I thought the serve was not supposed to be an offense weapon of any type.

  11. hallie bass on October 31, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    Thanks for the thorough explanation of the process. I know that rule changes are made for a variety of reasons. Perhaps the drive to get into a different level of acceptance of the sport as serious business is a prime motivator. This is admirable, but not everyone is a pro and not all players will be striving for intense competition. Some people just like to get out and have a good time, good company and improve our game without huge stress. I will adjust to new serving techniques and the no let serve stuff but do we need 20 changes a year to make the sport more attractive to sponsors and less attractive to the grassroots players. Moneyball vs Pickleball.

  12. Mildred Underwood on October 31, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    Hi Shea! I ❤️ you too!

  13. Terry Schade on October 31, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    Why would anyone give this a thumbs down? Great explanation of the process. How long after the 28th do we hear the exact rule change? Assuming they are changing the rule to some degree…

  14. Bill Kennedy on October 31, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    Banning spin serves would be like telling baseball pitchers they can only throw fastballs or tennis players they can only hit flat serves

  15. Anthony Griffin on October 31, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    Where did rally scoring land with ifp and usap?

  16. Wilson C on October 31, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    Loved the explanation of how the all the boards and committees work in relationship to each other and to the official rules for pickleball. Great explanation and visuals!

  17. Al Hicks on October 31, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    Shea…you are "The Man"…Go Jackets!!!

  18. Owen Miller on October 31, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    Very well explained! Thank you for the details

  19. David Jones on October 31, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    Great information. Nice and slow for us older folks. 🙂 And it is so interesting that I’ve heard this rule and that rule is now changed, which is untrue. Nothing is official until about Jan 20th or so.

  20. major moss on October 31, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    WOW!!! It is so nice to have someone such as yourself to be so knowledgeable and to share that knowledge with everyone else in such a simplified way.

  21. Anthony Griffin on October 31, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    Hi Son!

  22. Derek Gregorich on October 31, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    Key word… ONE HANDED spin serves next year. Chainsaw serve will be done-zo next year.