game rules for pickleball

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game rules for pickleball

Game Rules for Pickleball!


Game Play


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*Serving begins on the right side of the court.

*Serve must be underhand from a dropped ball and hit below the waist.

*Servers must stand, with at least one foot behind the end line of their serving court.

Court Diagram - Retrieved February 2, 2011 from

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*Serve must occur diagonally crosscourt, clearing the non-volley zone.

*All volleying must be done with the player’s feet completely behind the non-volley zone.

*At the beginning of each play the ball must bounce once on each side of the net (double bounce rule) before being able to volley or hit the ball out of the air.

*A player may step into the non-volley zone when playing a bounce inside the non-volley zone.

*Only the serving team or player can score a point.

*A game consists of 11 points.*A team or player must win by 2 points.

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