Getting Started Introduction to Pickleball Video 2
By: Tony Roig | May 8, 2023 |

Getting Started Introduction to Pickleball- Video 2

Part 2 of the Getting Started Pickleball Series on the things you need to know about the court, the terminology, and the rules of the game.

First thing you might notice about a pickleball court is made up of two halves. Each side is identical, 22 feet long by 20 feet wide.

There are three lines around the outside of the court and two lines on the inside of the court. On the outside of court, this line behind is the baseline. The two lines to the side of the court are appropriately named the sidelines.

The area outside of these lines, the baseline and the sidelines, is the out of bounds.

The other line on the inside of the court is seven feet away from the net. It runs parallel to it. This is the non valley line. This line delineates a zone that is called the non valley zone.

The last thing that you need to know about is the net. The net divides the two halves of the court. Keep in mind, we want to avoid the net. We don’t want to hit balls into the net.

In this video we’re also going to give you the rules for the two types of serves that you can hit.

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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.