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Court dimension

20' by 44' (identical to a doubles badminton court)


How tall is the net?



How long is the non-volley zone on either side?



Strategies in pickle ball (4)

lobbing, overhead slamming, passing drive shots from the baseline, and fast volley exchanges at the net


Key strategy

The team that reaches the front court in a net volley position first will be in the best position to win the point


Most effective position of play

When both players on the same team are side-by-side in the attack position one foot behind the non-volley zone line


Player positions on the court

Serving team: side-by-side on the baseline in a defensive position to return drive shots, drop shots, and overhead slams. They must stay back until the ball has bounced on their side.
Receiving team: Player not receiving serve is in the net volley position. Player receiving serve stands 1-2 feet behind the baseline. He should hit a deep service shot and move forwards beside his partner.


Shot selection for receiving team on offense

1) Overhead slams down middle of court or angled towards sidelines
2) Drop shot that clears the net and lands in non-volley zone


Shot selection - serving team of offense

1) Passing, drive shots toward the receiving team player who is moving forward after hitting the return of service shot to establish the net volley position
2) Lobbing a deep shot to the receiving team's baseline
3) "Dink" or Drop Shot Strategy - the ball lands in the non-volley zone and the receiving team is unable to hit the ball on the fly without faulting


Important skills in Pickle-ball

shot placement, steadiness, patience, and tactics


How high does the net stand in the middle?



how to serve

one foot behind baseline, underhand, paddle must pass below the waist, must hit the ball in the air, made diagonally cross court and must clear non-volley zone


Only ___ serve attempt is allowed, except when the ball touches the net on the serve and lands in the proper service court.



At the start of each new game, the 1st serving team is allowed ___ fault before giving up the ball to the other team.



Thereafter _____ members of each team will serve and fault before giving up the ball to the opponent.



When receiving team wins serve, the player in the _____ hand court will start play.



hit in the air without first letting it bounce. Must be done with players feet behind non-volley zone line. (It is a fault if they step over the line in the volley follow through?



Each team must play their first shot off the bounce. That is the receiving team must let the serve bounce, and the serving team must let the return of the serve bounce before playing it, after the 2 bounces have occurred, the ball can either be volleyed or played off the bounce.

Double bounce rule


4 faults

1) Hitting the ball out of bounds
2) Not clearing net
3) Stepping into the non-volley zone and volleying the ball
4) Volleying the ball before it has bounced once on each side of the net


A team shall score a point only when serving. A player who is serving shall continue to do so until their team has made a fault. The game is played to 11 points but a team must win by 2 points.



Position of players at start of game

Serving: behind baseline
Receiving: 1 behind baseline, the other right behind non-volley zone


Players may toss a coin or rally the ball until a fault is made. Winner of the toss or rally has the option of serving first or not serving first.

Determining serving team


If a fault is made by the receiving team, a point is scored by the _______ team. When the serving team wins a point, its players will switch courts and same player will continue to serve.



When the serving team makes its first fault, players will stay in the same court and the second partner will serve. When they make their second fault they will stay in the same courts and give the other team the ball. Players switch courts only after _______. A ball landing on any line is good.



Pickle-ball was created during the summer of ________ on ___________ _______, a short ferryboat ride from Seattle, Washington.

1965, Bainbridge Island


Original purpose?

a sport for the entire family



U.S. Congressman Joel Pritchard, William Bell, and Barney McCallum


Now played in...

thousands of educational institutions, parks and recreation centers, correctional facilities, health clubs, corporate fitness centers, and multipurpose courts