Pickleball Rules-The Definitive Guide
By: Tony Roig | June 28, 2023 |

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 the ball is traveling and you say out, that is not a call. It is not a call until after the ball lands. If you make the call after the ball lands, then that’s a call.

Once a call is made, it’s a dead ball. There’s no more action. The rest of the shots don’t matter.

In this video, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know to make accurate calls on the court, avoiding mistakes and the controversy they cause.

You’ll understand the proper way to make out calls, including the what and the when of the call. So whether you’re a seasoned player or just starting to learn how to play pickleball, don’t miss this essential guide to calling out balls and staying on top of your game.

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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.