Miscellaneous Pickleball Rules -USAPA Rulebook -2018

SECTION 11 OTHER RULES

11.A. Carry and Double Hits. Balls can be hit twice or carried, but this must occur during a continuous, single direction stroke. If the stroke is not continuous or not in a single direction, the hit is not allowed and a fault will be declared.

11.B. Switching Hands. A paddle may be switched from hand to hand at any time.

11.C. Two-Handed Shots. Are allowed.

11.D. Missed Shot. A player completely missing the ball when attempting to strike it does not create a dead ball. The ball remains in play until it bounces twice or until any other fault has occurred.

11.E. Broken or Cracked Ball. Play continues until the end of the rally. Players may appeal to the referee to determine if a broken or cracked ball impacted the rally. If, in the judgment of the referee, a broken or cracked ball impacted the outcome of the rally, the referee will call for a replay with a replacement ball. In non-officiated sanctioned play, if the players do not agree, the rally stands as played.

11.F. Injury During Game. The rally continues to its conclusion despite an injury to any of the players.

11.G. Player Equipment Problem. A rally will not be stopped if a player loses or breaks a paddle or loses an item, unless the action results in a fault.