Pickleball has been around since 1965, a racquet sport that uses a hard paddle and a wiffle ball. Some stories state the game was named after the ball of a family pet named pickle. No matter where the name came from the game is catching on. Seniors and children seem to enjoy pickleball because of the size of court and speed of the game. Pickleball is more about the skill of placing the ball versus strength and speed.
Lets start with the serve. Serves are made to the diagonal court using an underhand motion with one foot behind the back line and must cross the non-volley zone. Both players get to serve and fault before the other team gets to serve with the player in the right court serving first. Except at the start of the game where only one player gets to serve. Both teams must let the ball bounce once before hitting the ball, after this they are allowed to hit the
ball without it bouncing first (also called volleying). Players are not allowed to volley the ball in the non-volley zone.
The game is played until one team has eleven points and must be won by two points. Points are only awarded to teams serving. Points are awarded when the ball hits the net, lands out of bounds, a player steps into the non-volley zone and volleys it or volleying the ball before it has bounced on both side at the start of the game.
Note: When serving, if the ball hits the top of the net and lands on the other side of the net the player is allowed to redo the serve.
Pickleball dimensions are 20×44 feet for both doubles and singles. The net is 36 inches at the end, and 34 inches in the middle. The court is painted similar to a tennis court using 2 inch lines.