Pickleball Rules: When is it a DEAD ball? - The Out Call Match
By: Tony Roig | April 8, 2024 |

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 a personal story that occurred a couple of years ago in a tournament that will really help you understand about the rules and particularly how it would do with outcalls.

0:00 Introduction to the out call rule in pickleball

1:11 Setting up the pickleball match story

1:56 Out call – Not so fast

2:29 The correct out call rule

2:40 Get the tournament director

3:00 The ruling – was in an out call or partner communication?

4:02 How this one rule call changes the game

5:19 Knowing the rules well enough can make the difference in competitive play

Watch the full video for a better understanding of how the out-ball and out-call process works when you’re playing.

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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.