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Tony Roig
Tony Roig

Add the Pickleball 2022 Drop Serve to Your Game | Reduce Errors – Win More Games

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 here to stay.

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.


  1. Avatar photo Geru on February 5, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    I have been doing a tossed drop serve. I tend to toss it out in front of me. I guess I need to stop doing that?

    • Avatar photo CJ Johnson on February 5, 2022 at 10:53 pm

      You can toss the ball on a traditional serve but you can’t do it on a drop serve Geru.

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