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By: CJ Johnson | November 22, 2019 |

Legal Pickleball Serves-photos

This is a great time to clarify this rule.

Here’s the rule you’re referring to:
4.A.6 The paddle head must be below the server’s wrist when it strikes the ball. The highest point of the paddle head cannot be above the highest part of the wrist (where the wrist joint bends). (see Figures 4-1 and 4-2).

I created the post below from a still photo from the video and the picture in the rule book. As you can see it fits the definition above.

CJ Johnson

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