pickleball is a paddle sport played by two to four players using solid paddles to hit a perforated ball over a net on a court with the dimensions and layout of a badminton court the cord is 20 feet by 44 feet it has two Sidelines two base lines two center lines and two volley lines that create a non-volley Zone.

Affectionately called the kitchen the center line divides each side into two service areas the right surface area and the left surface area Play Always begins with a serve the ball must be served by hitting the ball from behind the Baseline below the waist across the court into the diagonally opposite surface area.

The serve must clear the neck and not land in the kitchen an important rule in pickleball is the double bounce rule at the serve the ball must bounce once on each side before the players may start volleying the ball in the air calling the score for doubles play is.

Tricky at first but a key part of the game to master the serve always begins in the right service area and to search the diagonally opposite service area points can be won only by the serving side when the serving side wins a rally a point is scored and the server trades places with their teammate when the first server on a team commits.

A fault or the team loses a rally the serve goes to the second member of the serving team the server remains with the serving team until both teammates have lost the Serve by committing a fault or losing the rally calling the score for doubles play has three components the serving team score the receiving team score and who is.

Serving one or two the score at the start of the game is slightly different since the serving team would have an advantage so only one member of the team will serve so at the beginning of the game the score is called zero zero two or zero zero start here's an example East will serve first.

From the right service area to the right service area for the West team score is called zero zero two or zero zero start let's say this rally ends in West's favor and the serve changes to West West serves from the right service area and calls the score as zero zero one this rally ends in a point to West.

Switches places keeping the same server who serves from the left service area to the east team's left surface area the score is called as one zero one this serve as a fault the Serb now passes to West's second place the score is called as one zero two this rally ends in a point for West and the team members switch sides the score is called as two.

Zero two this rally ends in a loss for West and the serve goes to east yeast serves from the right service area and calls the score as zero two one this rally ends in a point for East and the East players switch places and the service continues from the left service area now the score is called as one two one.

The best way to master this important element of the game is to do it find an advanced player and join in the game pickleball brings all skill levels together foreign below the waist and behind the Baseline you can hit a ball that bounces in the.

Kitchen but you must step out immediately remember to let the ball bounce once on both sides after the serve before beginning a volley we hope you've enjoyed this short pickleball tutorial pickleball is available on all Holland America line ships if you have any questions about.

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