Pickleball 2022 Official Rules Changes Voted! ***Correction*** Drop Serve is unchanged from 2021

Pickleball 2022 Official Rules Changes Voted! ***Correction*** Drop Serve is unchanged from 2021

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31 Comments

  1. Ken Bridgeman on November 24, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Also super happy rally scoring failed. I like the opportunity to be more aggressive on my serve without giving up the point.

  2. phil williamson on November 24, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    I think for every monster server there are numerous amateurs trying to chain serve and NOT getting much spin or worse, hitting it out of bounds. Just work on getting a reliable serve people! Give your partner some sanity.

  3. LearnMuscles.com on November 24, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    Thank you!

  4. Jeff W on November 24, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Seriously…..both spin serves should be illegal. Stupid…….

  5. Davi M on November 24, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    Spelled "Because" incorrectly (drop serve)

  6. Ian Radford on November 24, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Thank you. I’ve been practicing the Shea Underwood finger flick, a move he learned from the sport Cricket, for quite some time. It’s such a great weapon to have in one’s arsenal 😈

  7. Onion Creek Athletics on November 24, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    So on the drop serve can the arm start above the waist as long as the release is below the waist? Or does the entire drop motion have to be below the waist?

  8. run_gavagai_run on November 24, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    I was really happy that the drop serve allowed me to hit some serves with backspin. I guess I understand why they rolled that back (to make the service motion less complicated), but of all the things they decided to keep from this year of serve experimentation, that was one I wish they had kept.

  9. WisGuy4 on November 24, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Has Morgan Evans made it to even a single bronze medal match in the past year? Seems like he needs to work on other aspects of his game beyond just the serve, or else pick partners with whom he plays better for doubles matches.

  10. The Pickleball Pirates on November 24, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    Correction: Drop serve is unchanged and the provisional status has been removed in 2022. Video here: https://youtu.be/_YqW-J9-w-8

  11. Kevin Wesolowski on November 24, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    I use the BOSE sunglasses to listen to music while playing so this may be an option for those who like to use earbuds.

  12. Don Geo on November 24, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Looks like one is allowed to propel the ball up rather then a dead drop with the hand spin serve? How high is too high? Can I just throw it up pingpong style?

  13. Kerubin on November 24, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Not gonna lie, you can still do the insane Western Forehand Drop Serve, just gotta time it a bit better now to match the current rules for it on 2022. I know I’ve done it enough times to do it legally for next year. I also do it on my Top Spin One-Handed Serves if I wanna rip the ball down to the line and have it bounce on said line.

  14. Rob Alston on November 24, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    Thanks for breaking the news. To be clear, is there a rule about drop serves and the highest point of the paddle being below the wrist at contact?

  15. Jesse Jagoda on November 24, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    Joey, I enjoy your videos and appreciate your attitude. But what are you doing registered in a 4.0 division at Verano in December? Must be a typo. I know some of the players in that division and they will not get any points off you. I know you don’t need a medal that bad, lol.

  16. Journal of the Scotts on November 24, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Happy Halloween Pickleball Pirates 🏴‍☠️ 🎃👻 agree I see palm rule coming to balance out the spin on serves. But I’ll definitely be practicing the finger spin for fun in 2022.

  17. jarid c on November 24, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    To my understanding the pros have just completely done away with let serves from what I’ve seen. All major tournaments I watched in 2021 let serves were a do over. So why must the casual pickleball players suffer from that ridiculous rule.

  18. Skip Sorich on November 24, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    Should have changed back to a true let serve. If it’s a let reserve to ball.

  19. Woody Wood on November 24, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    When do these changes take effect? Immediately, 1-1-22?

  20. Allan Sakai on November 24, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    ‘Whether the one hand spin is allowed will probably be determined by the wording that the rules committee comes up with. The IFP Rules Committee’s edit contains wording that will not allow any spin except spin imparted by the paddle by stating "maintaining the spirit of the rule". The reasoning behind the change states that spin on the serve can only be imparted with the paddle. The "Reasoning Behind Suggested Change" should be the rule. This eliminates having to have wording banning the various methods of spinning the ball before hitting the ball. Your thoughts on this.

    IFP Rules Committee:

    THE SERVER SHALL USE ONLY THEIR NON-PADDLE HAND TO RELEASE THE BALL TO PERFORM THE SERVE. (NOTE: PROPER WORDING ACCOMODATING LESS FORTUNATE PLAYERS SHALL BE ADDED WHILE MAINTAINING THE SPIRIT OF THE RULE)

    Reasoning Behind Suggested Change
    Pickleball was designed for the rally to be central focus of the game and the serve should not be the focus. This rule change would prevent imparting spin on the serve other than what the player can impart with the paddle.

  21. Ken Bridgeman on November 24, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    I’m super happy 0-0-1 failed. Would change the game. I think 0-0-2 provides balance.

  22. MorphousInfinity on November 24, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    So the chain saw serve is good until Dec 31st, correct?

  23. WisGuy4 on November 24, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    A comment on the use of spin in the game: if you’re playing with beginners, save your spin shots for games with more experienced players. I just joined a recreational league that has a lot of lower level and beginning players. One player in the league has a very effective spin serve plus puts heavy slice on every single other shot and will do so even knowing that the opposing player is a complete beginner. This is the equivalent of a D1 college tennis player hitting 130 mph serves to a beginner. It’s bush league, and poor sportspersonship. I think it is incumbent on the experienced players in a sport to take a little time to give back to the sport by playing with beginners, helping them out and encouraging the growth of the sport. Attacking a beginner with heavy spin on every shot does the opposite of promoting the sport. I understand attendance in my new league is way down over the past month and I bet this one egotistical spin-happy player is a significant reason for it.

  24. Ken Bridgeman on November 24, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    I learned it here first. Nice job.

  25. Sofia Casalini on November 24, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    So happy the drop serve survived!! Thanks for letting us know the changes!,

  26. bleuShoErn on November 24, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Please clarify. Is spin on serve going to be legal? It’s a matter of semantics on which hand spins the ball. Chain vs. Evans. Both can be deceptive. Also on the Evans serve, the wrist does go above the waist. Is that still allowed on that particular serve but not on the drop? Very confusing. Why can’t they make a definitive decision. Spin or no spin. That’s pretty simple. But no, lets muddy it up once again and argue about for a year. smh…

  27. kento1957 on November 24, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    Wow, so you haven’t actually understood the rules. The drop serve doesn’t change at all.

  28. mark clark on November 24, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    Just a note about shirt color video….that big yellow ball on banner behind court creates same problem as shirt.

  29. Peter Cacioppi on November 24, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    Why can’t you hit a western forehand off the drop serve? Wrist below waist just means its a western forehand that you strike a little low. Upward stroke is true of all western forehands. I think you’re wrong here – the drop serve means plenty of topspin with a western forehand.

  30. Pam Hatch on November 24, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    My understanding is the USAPA took out the word "provisional" to the drop serve so it is permanently part of the rule book.. NO restrictions apply. No drop below waist, no upward arc motion. Please clarify before you cause confusion. Thank you.

  31. Joe Nenninger on November 24, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    @ 2:52 "b E cause" 😉

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