Welcome to the Officiating Procedures and Best Practices! This online Officiating Procedures & Best Practices quiz tests your knowledge of the 2023 USA Pickleball Officiating Handbook. It is recommended that you study the Handbook prior to taking the quiz. The quiz consists of 75 questions with a 60-minute time limit. The 75 questions are drawn from a pool of 100+ questions. The questions are shuffled at the beginning of each quiz, so no two quizzes are exactly the same. In addition, new questions are periodically added. Pick a time to take the quiz when you can complete all the questions without interruption because the quiz will automatically close after 60 minutes. The quiz will also close when you click the "Submit" button at the end of the quiz, so answer all questions before submitting. Upon completion, your score will be displayed along with your answers and the correct answer for each question you answered incorrectly. You will also receive a follow-up email showing your test score. If you have a query about a particular question, please reference the question number (#000) in your email to TestAdmin@USAPickleball.org. Good luck! First Name Last Name Email Contact Phone USA Pickleball Member # 1. (#30) A backslash (\) on the scoresheet notates a point was won when the non-banded server was serving. A. True. B. False. 2. (#130)During the pre-match briefing for a match using the dual referee option, the Lead Referee will explain to the players the role of the Second Referee and advise the players that all questions and appeals should be directed to the Lead Referee. A. True. B. False. 3. (#27) The starting server for the first-serving team in a doubles match begins the game as the second server. A. True. B. False. 4. (#133)A player using ethnic, religious, racial, sexist, or homophobic slurs will be subject to ejection from competition or expulsion from the venue. A. True. B. False. 5. (#42)Which of the following is the proper announcement of the score to start a game? A. "Zero, zero, start". B. "Zero, zero, second server". C. "Zero, zero, two". D. "Oh, oh, two". 6. (#116)If any player makes an appeal about a ball hitting a player, you may ask the alleged offending player whether a violation occurred, giving the player an opportunity to make an honor call against themselves. A. True. B. False. 7. (#63)At the conclusion of a game the referee should collect the ball to facilitate a prompt start of the next game with the same ball. A. True. B. False. 8. (#109)Which of the following is not valid for a match retirement? A. The retiring team retains their points scored during the match. B. The retiring team will retain any game wins earned during the match. C. The team may retire from a match, but continue to play subsequent matches in the bracket. D. The retiring team's opponent will win any game not completed with a one-point margin. 9. (#12) When should the referee start their timer to capture the allotted warm-up time? A. After the match is announced for the players to report to their court. B. After all of the players arrive at the assigned court. C. After the first player arrives at the assigned court. 10. (#134)Striking or throwing a dead ball in frustration or anger that results in property damage or a person being hit will result in a match forfeit. A. True. B. False. 11. (#69)The server number should be written above or below the name of the server at the mid-game end change. A. True. B. False. 12. (#51)After each rally, the referee should remind themself of the scores and check for correct player positions and correct server and receiver. A. True. B. False. 13. (#49)When players are anywhere near the NVZ your main focus is watching for foot faults and other NVZ faults. Watching the ball to make line calls on appeal is a low priority. A. True. B. False. 14. (#114)Which of the following does not apply to the damaged or degraded ball procedure? A. If both teams agree a ball is degraded and should be replaced, issue a replacement ball. B. Call a fault against a player who stops play due to a suspected damaged ball. C. Issue a technical foul to a player who crushes the ball without allowing it to be examined by the referee. D. If you determine that a damaged ball affected the outcome of the rally, replay the rally. 15. (#106)If a player retires after a medical time-out, the referee should notify the Tournament Director so the appropriate forms can be completed and filed. A. True. B. False. 16. (#76)Before the ball is hit to make the serve, any player may ask the referee to identify the correct server, correct receiver, or correct player position. A. True. B. False. 17. (#132)During a match with line judges, the referee can never rule on a line call without a player's appeal. A. True. B. False. 18. (#72)It is very important to record the correct scores and winning team on the scoresheet and to have one of the winners confirm the results. An error here can cause confusion at the event desk and delay the tournament. A. True. B. False. 19. (#139)The appropriate script for a questionable serve is "Stop play. Questionable whether [state the issue]. Re-serve. I will re-call the score." A. True. B. False. 20. (#71)The appropriate announcement at the end of a match is "Point. Game. Match. [Score]. [Last names]." A. True. B. False. 21. (#55)During a time out players should be reminded to put their paddles down or place the ball under the server's paddle. A. True. B. False. 22. (#31) For a singles match, mark all points with the forward slash (/). A. True. B. False. 23. (#115)If any player stops play to make an appeal for a double bounce (triple bounce for a wheelchair player), you may ask the alleged offending player whether a violation occurred, giving the player an opportunity to make an honor call against themselves. A. True. B. False. 24. (#100)If a player's foot or anything a player is wearing or carrying extends under the net and onto the opponent's court at any time while the ball is in play, call a fault. A. True. B. False. 25. (#87)It is a fault by the server if the release of the ball to execute a serve is not visible to the referee. A. True. B. False. 26. (#126)Which of the following is not a goal of the dual referee option? A. To increase the accuracy of calls involving the NVZ and players crossing the plane of the net. B. To support the Lead Referee in officiating all aspects of the match. C. To assist with player line call appeals. D. To assure the accuracy of referee calls. 27. (#17) The starting server identification must be visible to the referee only. A. True. B. False. 28. (#144)During the pre-match briefing the referee should ask the players if they have any questions and inform them of the remaining time for warmup. A. True. B. False. 29. (#1) The player who starts serving for their team at the beginning of the game is referred to as? A. The starting server. B. The first server. C. The even player. D. The odd player. 30. (#75)To avoid confusion when players are stacking, the referee should concentrate only on the correct server and correct receiver based on the score and ignore where either partner is positioned. A. True. B. False. 31. (#98)If any player, or anything the player is wearing or carrying, contacts any part of the net or net support system while the ball is in play, including the crossbar or a support base, call a fault. A. True. B. False. 32. (#125)The referee is empowered to issue verbal warnings, technical warnings, technical fouls, a game forfeit, or a match forfeit. The Tournament Director may issue a match forfeit, and only the Tournament Director may eject or expel a player. A. True. B. False. 33. (#120)Which of the following comments by a spectator during a rally would not be considered coaching? A. Get to the line. B. Call a time-out. C. Keep it going. D. Hit to his backhand. 34. (#6) A referee that is sponsored by a paddle company should excuse themself from officiating a match with players sponsored by the same paddle company. A. True. B. False. 35. (#117)If the referee does not immediately call a distraction fault and play continues, you may assume the player was not distracted. A. True. B. False. 36. (#32) The side out mark (|) is a critical technique that documents all but one of the following. A. The score at side out. B. The correct server at side out. C. The correct server position at side out. D. That both players on a team actually served. 37. (#22) The double elimination gold medal match procedure for the tiebreaker match is not part of the pre-match briefing. A. True. B. False. 38. (#62)If more than one game is played in a match, draw a line through all unused points and unused time-out boxes for the completed game. A. True. B. False. 39. (#104)A medical time-out allows up to 15 continuous minutes for medical attention. If medical attention needs to be rendered off-court at another location at the venue, pause your timer and resume your timer upon arrival at the place where medical attention will be provided. A. True. B. False. 40. (#46)For the drop serve the ball cannot be dropped off the paddle face. A. True. B. False. 41. (#111)Which of the following is not a valid reason to stop play? A. Fault. B. Hinder. C. Questionable service motion. D. A Player calling a fault. 42. (#20) Anything affixed to the paddle face must comply with which of the following? A. Within 1" of the edge. B. Within 1/2" of the paddle handle. C. Within 1/2" of the edge. 43. (#97)If a player enters the NVZ, both of the player's feet have to contact the playing surface outside of the NVZ before a volley. A. True. B. False. 44. (#33) The starting server always begins a game serving from the right side of the court. A. True. B. False. 45. (#94)A player volleying a ball is subject to a NVZ violation until the momentum associated with the volley no longer exists, except if the ball becomes dead first. A. True. B. False. 46. (#128)All player appeals will be directed to the Lead Referee. If the Lead Referee cannot make a decisive call, the Lead Referee will then solicit the opinion of the Second Referee. A. True. B. False. 47. (#135)Aggressively or recklessly throwing a paddle that results in property damage or a person being hit will result in a technical foul. A. True. B. False. 48. (#37)Play should begin when specified by the Tournament Director or no later than 10 minutes after the match is called. A. True. B. False. 49. (#23)If the Tournament Director provides the line calling responsibilities, including appeal procedures, to the players in advance, this can be omitted from the referee's pre-match briefing. A. True. B. False. 50. (#140)Examples of the scripts for a definitive call on a line call appeal are "The ball was in." or "The ball was out." A. True. B. False. 51. (#13) In a match with line judges, it is preferable that the referee stands on the side opposite the two baseline judges. A. True. B. False. 52. (#25)An optional best practice includes adding a "L" or "R" to the "X" to designate which end a team is serving from. A. True. B. False. 53. (#148)Player A1 volleys a ball near the NVZ and starts to teeter at the line as a result of the volley. Player B1, on the other side of the net, then volleys the ball, loses his balance and steps into the NVZ. Player A1 ultimately loses his balance and steps into the NVZ after Player B1 had stepped into the NVZ. What should the referee call? A. Fault on Player A1. B. Fault on Player B1. 54. (#29) A forward slash (/) on the scoresheet notates a point was won when the first server was serving. A. True. B. False. 55. (#91)Apparel changes required by the Tournament Director are handled as a referee time-out. A. True. B. False. 56. (#92)For a wheelchair player, the casters are allowed to contact the NVZ at any time. All fault rules related to contact with the NVZ only apply to the rear wheels of the wheelchair. A. True. B. False. 57. (#137)The Tournament Director has the discretion to forfeit a player/team for failure to comply with venue rules, improper conduct, abuse of hospitality, or other rules and procedures. A. True. B. False. 58. (#143)The pre-match briefing should include the question "Is your paddle on the USA Pickleball approved paddle list?" A. Yes. B. No. 59. (#142)An example of the script for a line call appeal where no call was made by the player and the referee did not definitively see the ball is "By rule, the ball is in." A. True. B. False. 60. (#65)If a player leaves the immediate playing area with their paddle, re-inspect the paddle before play resumes. A. True. B. False. 61. (#127)The second referee, when observed, will immediately call NVZ faults, plane of the net faults, service foot faults, short serves, player safety issues, double bounces (or triple bounces for a wheelchair player) or player hit by the ball. A. True. B. False. 62. (#57)Players are not allowed to leave the court with their paddle once the match has started. A. True. B. False. 63. (#138)The appropriate script for an end change time-out is "Time out. Change ends. [Score}. One minute." A.True. B. False. 64. (#28) Which of the following would not be an appropriate action applied to the scoresheet when "side-out" is called? A. Mark the side-out with a vertical line. B. Rotate the clip board with the clamp pointing toward the serving team. C. Place the numbered server clip over the new first server's name with the number "1" facing up. D. Put the server number under the player's name that last served. 65. (#68)The appropriate script for the mid-game end change is "Time out. Change ends. [Score]. One minute." A. True. B. False. 66. (#3) Which of the following is the lowest priority of responsibility for a referee? A. Interpret and enforce rules. B. Keep and announce the correct score. C. Rule on line calls when appealed by a player or not seen by a line judge. D. Call service, non-volley zone (NVZ), short serve, and other faults. 67. (#9) Scoresheets have been standardized by USAP and the USA Pickleball scoresheet is required in sanctioned tournaments. A. True. B. False. 68. (#58)Play may begin before the expiration of a time-out if all players are ready. A. True. B. False. 69. (#5) The Tournament Director may authorize the use of a chair by the referee if required for medical reasons and as space allows. A.True. B. False. 70. (#66)The appropriate script to resume play for subsequent games in a multi-game match is "Game [number]. Time in. [Score]." A. True. B. False. 71. (#146)Intentionally spitting or coughing on any person may result in an ejection from competition or expulsion from the venue with the discretion of the Tournament Director. A. True. B. False. 72. (#64)What is not a reason for moving to the center of the court between games? A. To alert spectators that the match is still in progress. B. To alert players that the match is still in progress. C. To avoid unnecessary interaction with players and spectators. D. To position yourself for a better camera shot. 73. (#16) The pre-match briefing includes introducing yourself to the players. A. True. B. False. 74. (#70)Shading the end change mark on the scoresheet of the team that scored the end-change point and recording the score below the end-change mark is optional. A. True. B. False. 75. (#52)A side out is indicated on the scoresheet with a vertical line on the right side of the last point scored. A. True. B. False. You have come to the end of the Officiating Procedures and Best Practices. If you would like to return to any questions to review your answers, please use the “Previous” buttons at the bottom of each page. If you are ready to submit the test, please click the “Submit” button below.