Rule Number 27

Signal 12 Signal 15


.1 Contacting an opponent?s person.
.2 Playing, or attempting to play, the ball with a paddle when the ball is within arms reach of an opponent, and that opponent is attempting to play the ball with their hand.
.3 Playing or attempting to play the ball with a paddle across the bow of an opponent?s kayak, within arms reach of the opponent in a normal paddling position.
.4 Placing a paddle within arms reach of an opponent who has the ball in their hand. A goalkeeper is excluded from this rule and is allowed to directly defend against a shot at goal as long as the paddle is not moved towards the opponent at the time of the shot and is not used in a deliberately dangerous manner.
.5 When a player, with their paddle, attempts to restrict an opponent using their paddle.
.6 Playing an opponents paddle instead of the ball.

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Referee's Ball (Rule 36)

Rule  36

.1 A referee's ball will be declared when two or more players of opposing teams have one or more hands firmly on the ball, so that the players share possession of the ball for five (5) seconds. If initial contact is made directly with the ball illegal holding will only apply if eithe

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