A Deep Dive Into Pickleball's Controversial Serve Rules
By: Tony Roig | April 18, 2024 |

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 serve.

Based on this rule, our suggestion on this, and you’re going to hear some more at the end of this video, is let’s worry about what really matters. And what really matters is to have both feet, planted behind the baseline before executing the serve.

#2- A player cannot touch the outside on an extension of the center line or the sideline.

Watch the full video for more rules and why we think you should keep it big picture.

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Tony Roig

Hola. Hello. Konichiwa. After 40 years playing tennis, I am now a full-time pickleball player and professional. As a 5.0 rated Senior Pro Pickleball Player and an IPTPA-certified Master Teaching Professional, my focus is on helping players like you learn to play their best pickleball. In 2016, shortly after starting to play pickleball, my friend Tom and I jumped into the highest division at the first US Open in Naples, Florida. That morning it became clear just how much there is to learn in this seemingly simple sport – a lifetime of learning if you so choose. Since 2018, I have been on a mission to share my knowledge of pickleball so other players can enjoy the game at a higher level and attain their pickleball objectives. When not studying or playing pickleball, I like to travel with my other half, Jill.