Pickleball Serving Rules-Are You Violating this ONE?

Despite this video having over 212,000 views, I’m continually asked questions about the differences between a legal and an illegal serve. It doesn’t surprise me because it can be challenging to see with the naked eye. What does surprise me is I’m not often asked about the rule that I see being violated the most. That video…

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#123- Play Pickleball for the Reason You Play Pickleball

  Why are you going out to the pickleball courts this week to play pickleball or next week or whenever you’re playing, what is it that drives you there? Why do you play pickleball? Everybody has a different answer. Your answer may be the same as another person but it’s still your answer. Do you…

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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 a Pickleball Rules AMA -Ask Me Anything with Certified Referee and Referee Trainer Don Stanley. Of course, there was a multitude of questions about the…

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Change that Shirt! 2023 Pickleball Rules Update- Part 2

This NEW Pickleball Rule for 2023 means that you might have to change the color of your shirt. Find out the rule and what you need to know; 0:00 Intro 0:26 What’s the new rule about shirt color 2:00 Who gets to decide 2:44 How will tournament players know As pickleball continues to grow in…

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Pickleball Rules: When is it a DEAD ball? - The Out Call Match
Pickleball Rules: When is it a DEAD ball? – The Out Call Match

Do you know when it’s a dead ball? Knowing the pickelball rules for an out call can make all the difference between winning and losing a close match. There’s a time when knowing the rules can help your team and this is definitely one of them. In this video, I’m going to share with you…

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Pickleball Rules-The Definitive Guide to CALLING OUT BALLS || Avoid Mistakes and Controversy

As a pickleball player, you know how important it is to understand pickleball rules. And one of the most important rules to master is calling out balls. An out ball is anytime that the ball lands outside of the court, that is an out ball. A ball on the line is not out. So if…

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Everything to Know About Pickleball Serve Rules (2024 Update)

Do you know the new rules for the drop serve as well as the volley serve? Let’s start with the drop serve- There are no rules on how the paddle has to move. There are, however, some rules about the drop itself. 1st thing- When you execute the drop, your opponent has to be able…

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Pickleball Rules//The Serve & Return

Pickleball rules can be confusing! Here are answers to some of our more commonly asked rules questions about the serve & return.

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Pickleball Rules-Is an Erne Legal

Do you know that you are allowed to stand anywhere on or off the court at any time during play? The only exception is when you are serving. You must stand behind the baseline and between an imaginary extension of the center line and the side line. You are not allowed to move so far…

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Pickleball Rules – The Horizontal Bar near the Bottom of the Net

Who hasn’t hit the bar at the bottom of the net? LOL!! The stabilizing bar along the lower part of our collapsible nets can cause some problems. Here is what the latest IFP rules say: 1. If the ball hits the horizontal bar before going over the net, it is a fault against the player…

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Pickleball Rules-Serving Etiquette

The rules state that you should not serve until the receiver is ready and the score has been called. In a tournament, if you serve before the referee has called the score, they will stop play and recall the score. When you see that the receiver is ready, you should call the score, then take…

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Pickleball Rules-Avoiding the Kitchen

Everyone knows that you cannot hit the ball before it bounces if you are in the kitchen. What some may not realize is that you cannot let your momentum from hitting a volley carry you into the kitchen after you hit the ball. I have seen players try to avoid crossing the kitchen line by…

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The Best Pickleball Grip

What’s the best pickleball grip? Like most things pickleball, the answer is it depends. If you come from another racket or paddle sport, chances are you’re going to bring that grip with you. But what if you don’t come from another sport and you need the pickleball basics, or what if that grip isn’t working in…

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Virtual Pickleball Summit Day Two-Red Herrings, Rules and the “Force”?

Virtual Pickleball Summit Day Two–Red Herrings, Rules, and “the Force”? Pickleball Virtual Summit Day Two kicks off with Tony Roig from In2Pickle, Don Stanley USAPA Certified Referee and Registered Referee Trainer, Dr. Ernie Medina Jr. Assistant Professor Loma Linda University. Michael Jordan said, “Get the fundamentals down, and the level of everything you do will…

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Pickleball Spin Serve 2023
Pickleball Spin Serve-2023 RULES CHANGE//Banned or No?

The 2023 Pickleball Rules Updates are out. The pickleball spin serve has NOT been banned. The pre-spun serve HAS been banned. USAPA or (USA Pickleball rules committee) has changed the 2023 Pickleball Rules, and the pickleball serve rule will likely be changed. The problem is the enforcement mechanism. If the returner believes that the server…

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