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Pickleball is a fun game in Sevenhills indoor courts and has gained a whole lot of popularity in recent
times and even during the pandemic.

Apart from the exciting rules, its interesting name has also helped it to garner a whole lot of followers. Pickleball is very similar to tennis but what makes the game unique are certain kinds of rules that you should learn if you are just beginning to follow or learn the sport. Learning all of the rules and regulations of Pickleball, in a Sevenhills Sports Center will allow you to compete at a higher level and learn the intricacies of the game faster.

Listed below are a few rules that should be kept in mind if you are starting to play Pickleball :-

1) The ball can’t fall out of bounds – As with most racquet or paddle sports, the ball in
Pickleball can’t fall out of bounds. The white lines on either side of the court dictate where
you can and can’t hit the ball. If you hit the ball out of bounds, you lose your serve or give
the ball back to the other team. Unfortunately, this error will put you at a disadvantage and
can alter the remaining course of the game. The good news is that if you make the mistake
of hitting the ball out of bounds, you’re not completely doomed. The uniqueness of
Pickleball is that it requires the ball to bounce both during the serve and the return of serve,
which takes away some of the benefits of serving. So even if you hit the ball “out” on your
serve, you have a better chance at getting to net when you’re returning and this is where
most points are won.

2) You must follow proper serving regulations – Pickleball has a few serving rules that should
be followed diligently if you wish to ace the game. Determine the server by the flip of a coin,
a randomized number selection, or something similar. Fortunately, there’s not much of a
benefit for the server, making it a balanced playing field for both parties. The ball has to be
held underhand and below the waistline. This formation is necessary for the game to get
started. Keep one foot behind the baseline to ensure that the service is starting from the
proper distance. Hit the ball diagonally to the opposite side of the court. In singles play, you
can’t hit it directly across, or it’ll cause a fault. It has to happen from the right side of the
court; then, the next service is the left side, and so on. Unfortunately, if you make an
incorrect serve or a fault, the next serve either goes to your teammate if you’re playing
doubles or it goes directly to your opponent. As you can see, the serving rules aren’t too
complicated and as long as you hit your serve within bounds and have the aforementioned
proper placement, you will be able to play well.

3) Follow the two bounce rule – This is the most unique and important rule in Pickleball and is
also the one that can be forgotten easily especially if its your serve. An easy way to give the
ball back to the other team is to let the ball bounce twice on your side. If you’re serving or
hitting it back to the other side, you need to make sure that it only bounces once on your
side. When the ball bounces twice, your serve is over. On that note, there has to be at least
one bounce per side on both the serve and the return of serve. When the ball is coming in
your direction after the serve, you need to make sure that you let it bounce once before you
hit it. In addition, and this is unique to the game of Pickleball, the return of serve must be
allowed to bounce. So, if you served, and your opponent blasts a deep return your way, you
must let the ball bounce before playing it.

4) During The Serve The Ball Can’t Touch The No-Volley Zone – The no-volley zone is anywhere
inside of the lined box that sits 7 feet off from the net. There’s a no-volley zone on both sides of the court, one for each team. You’ll know where the kitchen line is because it’s the only place in the whole area of play that has highlighted regions. It’s also commonly known as the “kitchen line”. If the ball touches the no-volley zone on the serve, you lose your serve. You must serve beyond it. After that however, you are free to drop the ball into the kitchen area. This is called a “drop-shot” and it’s a signature shot in the game of Pickleball.

5) Pickleball Ends at 11, 15, or 21 Points – A traditional game of Pickleball ends at 11 points. However, the winning team has to be winning by at least 2 points. If you’re at 11 points and the other team has 10, the game continues. Some Pickleball games extend the score to 15, whereas others go all the way up to 21. In a solo game of Pickleball, 11 or 15 are the most common point totals. When you’re playing doubles, 15 or 21 are the most common point
totals. You’ll be able to discuss the total with your team and the opponents. Pickleball has slowly become an interesting game amongst the younger generation and their older counterparts too. If you would like to ace this exciting game, then do check out PlayPoint Indoor Sports Centre, a seven hills sports centre.