Pickleball Guide

What is Pickleball?

Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. It is played on a court with a low net, similar to a badminton net, and a perforated plastic ball. The game can be played as singles or doubles, and the objective is to hit the ball over the net and land it within the boundaries of the opponent’s court.

Basic rules

  • The ball must be served underhanded and diagonally to the opponent’s service court without bouncing.
  • Only points are scored by the serving side when the opposition faults (for example, failing to return the ball or hitting the ball out of bounds).
  • The serve must be hit with an underhand stroke so that contact with the ball is made below the waist.
  • The server’s arm must make an upward arc when hitting the ball.
  • The ball must be served diagonally across the court to the opponent’s service box.
  • Only one person can serve the team that starts the game.
  • The player that is standing in the right-hand service area of the serving side always starts. That player is server number 1 for this sequence only.
  • The non-volley zone is the area within 7 feet on both sides of the net. Volleying is not allowed within the non-volley zone.
  • The game is played to 11 points, and the winner must win by two points

Court measurements