Well, that is a good question, but could require a long answer. Let’s start with a few basic rules and then you can build on these.
10 Must Know Pickleball Rules
- The serve must be underhand.
- Both the serve and the return of serve must bounce.
- The first side to serve in doubles pickleball only has one serve: then, each side has two serves.
- Only the serving team can score points, and the serving team switches side of the court after each point won.
- The serve must call the score loudly before each serve.
- No volleys are allowed in the Non-Volley Zone (also known as the Kitchen).
- Shots after the pickleball bounces are allowed in the Non-Volley Zone.
- Shots on the lines of the pickleball court are generally “in”, with one exception – the Non-Volley Zone line on the serve (because it is considered part of the Non-Volley Zone).
- “Out” calls are made by the pickleball players on the side of the pickleball court where the pickleball bounces.
- If the pickleball hits you, then you lose the rally.
The #1 Move to AVOID in Pickleball
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