Rule Number 34

Signal 17


.1 Any infringement committed by a player during a break in play.
.2 Hindering another player's attempt at righting themselves after capsizing. A player who is upside down must be allowed to get their head and both shoulders above the water before an opponent is allowed to attempt another tackle.
.3 Interference with the equipment of an opponent. Such as holding or moving another player's paddle out of their reach, or deliberately preventing the player from regaining possession of the paddle.
.4 Use of deliberate delaying tactics. Such as throwing the ball away, or deliberately obstructing the opposition, to delay a quick restart after an infringement.
.5 Players showing dissent.
.6 Retaliation.
.7 Foul or abusive language.
.8 Players showing dissent.Other unsporting behavior to a player, referee or other official or behavior considered detrimental to the game, at the discretion of the referee.

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Rule  28

.1 Signals 11 and 15 apply. A player is in possession of the ball when they have the ball in their hand or are in a position to reach the ball with their hand, the ball being on the water and not in the air. A player balancing the ball on their paddle will also be considered to be in possession.

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