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Pickleball Rally Scoring Quick Start Guide (Infographic)
Few topics can send a friendly game into a heated debate faster than the mention of pickleball rally scoring. It’s a subject that can split the court down the middle,…
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What is Rally Scoring? Learn the Rule Reshaping the Game
Rally scoring is likely the next major evolution in the growth of pickleball. Below, I will explain what rally scoring is and how to play it. We will be exploring…
Pickleball Serve Rules 2023
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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…
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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…
Pickleball Rules and Scoring
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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…
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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…
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Pickleball Rules-When Can I Step In the Kitchen?
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…
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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…
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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…
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Rule Review: On the Clock
The clock matters only a couple times in pickleball.  The entire score must be called before the server begins his or her service motion. When all players are in place, and…
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Rule Review: That’s Handy
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…
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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…
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Rule Review: Why All The Different Pickleballs?
Every player seems to have a preferred ball. While there are some differences, according to the rules there are a few things that all pickleballs have in common. You may think it’s…
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Rules Review: Above the Net
Sometimes it’s okay to reach over the net; sometimes not so much.  Here’s the difference. You may not cross the plane of the net with your arm or paddle before…
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Rules Review: Don’t Stop Playing Before a Legitimate Call
A ball is not out of bounds until it actually lands outside of the court.   If a player yells “out” before the ball hits the ground, that “noise” is…