Rule Number 34

Signal 17

UNSPORTING BEHAVIOUR

.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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Advantage (Rule 37)

Rule  37


.1 The referees can allow play to continue when the team in possession is benefited by play continuing as a result of an infringement by an opponent, if neither referee has blown the whistle. The referee should recognise the illegal-play by signaling play-on. Signals 13 and 14 apply.

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