January, 2020. It’s that time of year again – a time when the certified referees and the pickleball rule nerds voraciously consume and put-into-practice the annual pickleball rule changes just published. Adding Clarity & Application to the … [Read more...]
Pickleball Rules & Rule Clarifications
First introduced in 2010, the USAPA/IFP 2020 Official Pickleball Rulebook is a document consisting of 76 pages — covering everything from pickleball court & equipment specifications, to the serve, scoring, faults, the non-volley zone and much more.
Pickleball Rules Clarifications
Perusing the official rulebook may seem like a daunting task, particularly for the pickleball newbie. That's precisely why we have created this resource. The following blog posts are a compilation of pickleball rules clarifications and interpretations for many of the common — and not-so-common — scenarios that happen on the pickleball courts. Do I have a legal pickleball serve? What if my shot hits the net post and goes in? Can I hit a shot "around" the post? These pickleball scenarios and more will be addressed as we clarify and interpret the pickleball rules.
Unwritten Rules of Pickleball
Similar to countless other sports, there are also "unwritten" rules of pickleball of which you should be aware. We'll call them pickleball "etiquette best practices" — at least, according to me. Be sure to click here and check out these "rules" as well.
You Make the Call! Here's the Scenario: In a non-officiated pickleball match, (and from the other side of the net) you notice your opponent has their foot on the NVZ Line during execution of the volley. You call them on the fault. Both opponents … [Read more...]
"What is pickleball, and, how do you play pickleball," you ask? Invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, just outside of Seattle, Washington -- pickleball is a combination of tennis, ping-pong and badminton that is played on a court about one-third … [Read more...]
The blog post regarding the 2020 Rule Changes that became effective on January 15, 2020 can be found here: 2020 Updated Pickleball Rules. Head over there to view the most recent changes. In the meantime -- and if you're still interested -- … [Read more...]
You Make the Call! Here's the Scenario: You attempt a volley. However, the ball hits you just above the wrist while you're holding the paddle. The ball goes in. Your opponents stop playing and claim they win the rally because you didn't hit the … [Read more...]