Pickleball is a combination of three different games badminton, tennis and ping pong. It was invented in 1965. The main reason for the invention of pickle ball was to invent a game which can be played by every member of the family. Pickle ball can be played by players of all ages. It is generally played in a badminton court with a ball. Pickleball can be played with singles or doubles in indoor and outdoor courts.
The most attractive part of pickleball is that it is an amazing combination of three exciting games but it is easier to play for people who are not experts in badminton, tennis or ping pong. You only need three equipments for a Pickleball game a net, ball and a paddle.
Rules of the Game –
There are only two main rules in a Pickleball game. The first rule is that the ball served is subjected to the double bounce rule. It basically means that the served ball compulsorily has to bounce once before it can be returned and the first hit by the serving team should also bounce at least once before it is returned to the other team. Once these double bounce rule is finished the teams are allowed to hit the ball even before it bounces.
Each size of the net court has a non volley zone. It is not allowed for the players to play from inside the non volley zone. They just have to wait for the ball to bounce out of the non volley zone before they can hit. The non volley zone is the second main rule which makes it different from other ball games.
The Serve –
The serves in this game should be made diagonally. The serve should be started with the right hand service square and it should be alternated with every serve. The non volley zone which is a 7 foot range must be cleared with every serve or else the players just have to wait for the ball to bounce out of the non volley zone.
A fault is when the ball-
- Does not clear the net
- The players hits it out of the bounds
- Touches any part in the non volley zone during the first serve by the player
- Is volleyed before the ball touches the ground or bounces on each side of the ground in the first serve
- Is volleyed by the player from the non volley zone.
The Serving Team –
The decision for the serving team is simply made with a coin toss. Whoever wins the toss will serve the first ball to the other team and will have the chance to score the first fault. The winner of the coin toss has a choice to choose to serve the first serve or not.
Pickleball is a fun game and can be played by players of all ages and gender. There are only few rules to be followed in this game and can be very fun.