** Please see Rule Clarification Information Below **
In this episode of Pickleball 411, Rusty walks us through the ins and outs of who calls kitchen foot faults during a game of pickleball. You might be surprised at what you learn from this episode as the information is sometimes varied among players. But having kitchen faults called can be an important way to improve your game, especially when it comes to tournament or league play matches where every point matters. We are excited to share this information with you and elevate the sport of pickleball!
* UPDATE January 2018 – A new USAPA rulebook came out January 2018 which addresses how foot fault calls are handled in recreational play. It still stands that either team can call a foot fault, however, a new clarification as been added. In Section 9i it states, “For non-officiated play, non-volley-zone faults may be called by any player on either team. Benefit of the doubt goes to the player who makes the call.” Therefore if there is an argument about a foot fault call in recreational play, the team that calls the foot fault will be given priority.
You can find the USAPA 2018 Official Tournament Rulebook here: www.usapa.org/ifp-official-rules
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