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Pickleball Rules And Scoring-Out Calls, Dead Balls, Score Calling and MORE

By wearepicklebal / December 26, 2020 /
Pickleball Rules and Scoring

 The 2021 rules change document was more than 85 pages long. We’re extremely fortunate to have rules guru Don Stanley walk us through the changes and understand how the rule book changes will impact us on the pickleball courts next year. Before we take a deeper dive into some of the pickleball rules and…

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Pickleball Rules 2021-The Rules Guru and the Drop Serve

By wearepicklebal / December 19, 2020 /

We bet you’ve heard that effective January 2021, pickleball has a few new rules, including a drop serve. While Tony and I believe other rule changes will likely impact your game more, the drop serve is getting the most attention. Not surprising, the serve is a topic that fascinates pickleball players and consistently produces more…

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Pickleball Serving Rules-Are You Violating this ONE?

By CJ Johnson / August 15, 2020 /

Despite this video having over 212,000 views, I’m continually asked questions about the differences between a legal and an illegal serve. It doesn’t surprise me because it can be challenging to see with the naked eye. What does surprise me is I’m not often asked about the rule that I see being violated the most. That video…

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Pickleball Rules-When Can I Step In the Kitchen?

By wearepicklebal / April 11, 2020 /

I smashed a volley, my opponents can’t return it, and we won the point, but I’m windmilling. Can I ever step into the Kitchen? I can? When? I recently did a Pickleball Rules AMA -Ask Me Anything with Certified Referee and Referee Trainer Don Stanley. Of course, there was a multitude of questions about the…

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Pickleball Rules-CJ, Were Those Legal Serves?

By wearepicklebal / December 6, 2019 /

 A couple of weeks ago, I posted a video titled, What’s the Best Pickleball Serve? Not long afterward, a few of you asked, CJ are those serves legal? You be the judge! I surmise by the questions I receive; players don’t always get their pickleball rules information from the best source, the rule book.…

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Pickleball Rule-Ever Forget Where You Should Be Standing?

By wearepicklebal / July 20, 2019 /

Ever finish a point in a pickleball game and completely forget what side of the court you should be standing on? I’ll bet it’s happened to all of us! Do you know that Pickleball Rule 4.B.6.B can help you find out where you and your opponents should be standing on the court? Pickleball Rule 4.B.6.B…

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Rule Review: That’s Handy

By wearepicklebal / September 5, 2018 /

Perhaps unique to pickleball, a ball can be hit twice, bounced on your paddle, or “carried,” as long as this occurs during a continuous motion in a single direction.   The ball can also hit your paddle hand and still be returned legally. In fact, the ball doesn’t need to hit the paddle at all as long…

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Rule Review: Still The Most Misunderstood Rule In Pickleball

By wearepicklebal / August 22, 2018 /

During a recent referee training, I asked Mark Peifer, to shoot a rules video. It didn’t take him long to pick a topic, rule 6.D.12.   As a certified referee who officiates at many tournaments, Mark believes 6.D.12 is the most misunderstood rule in pickleball. We briefly discussed what he wanted to say in the video,…

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Pickleball Rule Review: A “Standing” Rule

By wearepicklebal / June 26, 2018 /

There is only one rule that requires you to stand in a certain place during pickleball: when you are serving, you must stand behind the baseline and between an imaginary extension of the center line and the sideline of the court. Players must alternate receiving the opponents’ serves. So, as a practical matter, a receiver…

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Rules Review: Too Excited in Pickleball?

By wearepicklebal / June 13, 2018 /

When is Exuberance Illegal? In doubles play, it is important to communicate with your partner. You might call shots, yell warnings about balls that are likely out, call your partner to switch positions, or warn your partner when you see a ball with spin coming his way. All of that is generally okay. But, yelling…

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