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Pickleball Serving Rules – 2023 Pickleball Rules Update- Part 1

The Pickleball Serve Rules are changing for 2023. The Pickleball Spin Serve is banned. But does that mean there are no more spinning serves? Here’s what you need to know. As of January 1, 2023, there are some new rules that you need to know about. Today, Mark Peifer joins us. Now, you might not…

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Pickleball Rule Review: A “Standing” Rule

There is only one rule that requires you to stand in a certain place during pickleball: when you are serving at the time the ball is struck, 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….

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Pickleball Rules 2021-The Rules Guru and the Drop Serve

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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Rule Review: Still The Most Misunderstood Rule In Pickleball

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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FIRST LOOK 2023 Pickleball Rules- Part 2

You want to know the new pickleball rules for 2023 – right? In this video we show you how to get a sneak peek at the Draft of the 2023 Rulebook that will become effective in a few weeks. Be the first in your group to know, in detail, what is coming our way for…

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2022 Pickleball Rules- The Drop Serve

The 2022 revisions to the USA Pickleball Rules (technically the IFP Official Rulebook) have been announced. The “provisional” qualifier was dropped (is there a pun there) from the Drop Serve rules. What this means is that the Drop Serve is in the official rules and here to stay. Before the new rules were adopted, it…

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Pickleball Rules- Pickleball Paddle Envy? Size Matters

Sometimes equipment makes the player. I wouldn’t personally blame my paddle for my misses, but the right gear can increase your confidence and improve your game. There are only a few rules about pickleball paddles: size matters and the surface must be smooth. A paddle can be any shape, thickness or weight, but the length…

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A Deep Dive Into Pickleball's Controversial Serve Rules
A Deep Dive Into Pickleball’s Controversial Serve Rules

In this video we’re going to talk about the PPA serve rules, what’s happening at the pro level, and as an amateur, what you need to know. Because you never know what’s going to trickle down from the pro game. #1- One foot must be behind the baseline at the point of contact with the…

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Pickleblall Rules- Hit by the Pickleball

If a ball in play hits you, it is a fault against you. That’s true even if it only grazes your hair. And it doesn’t matter where you are on the court. Even if you are standing well out of bounds and the ball hits you before landing, it’s your fault. Do whatever it takes…

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Pickleball Serve Rules 2023
If You Don’t Know the 2023 Pickleball Serve Rule, You’ll Hate Yourself Later

The 2023 USAPA (USA Pickleball) Official Rules are published and the pickleball spin serve is no longer allowed. Now let’s be clear it’s the pre-spun, more commonly known as the finger spin serve, that will no longer be allowed. The change to the Pickleball Serve Rules is found in Rule 4.A.5 and reads as follows:…

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Pickleball Serve Rules-Should This Serve Be Legal?

Making the Case The chainsaw serve has received plenty of attention of late. Ever since Pro Player Zane Navratil began using it successfully, many players have, rightly, asked whether the chainsaw serve is something they should add to their game. As you may already know, the chainsaw serve has been banned for 2022. But there’s…

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Pickleball Rules-CJ, Were Those Legal Serves?

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

 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 Rule-Ever Forget Where You Should Be Standing?

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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Avoid These Common Pickleball Mistakes: Non Volley Zone Rule Explained

The Pickleball Non-Volley Zone (or Pickleball Kitchen) Rule is often misunderstood. This leads to inferior play on the court. It’s also a potential for unnecessary disagreement during pickleball games. For instance, you do not have to wait for the ball to bounce before you move into the non-volley zone. That is a commonly misunderstood part…

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