The 2 Bounce Rule
By: CJ Johnson | September 11, 2022 |

The 2 Bounce Rule

There are a few pickleball rules that leave player’s scratching their heads and the 2 bounce rule is one of them.

But there’s more to it than just understanding the 2 bounce rule. It plays a critical role in the strategy of our game and it’s difficult to advance unless you understand the impact.

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00:00 Introduction

00:29 Explaining the Two Bounce Rule

00:55 Definitions-Groundstroke

01:30 Definitions-Volley

02:16 Reexamine the rule

 02:53 Strategy Return Side

03:44 Strategy-Serve Side

04:34 What the court looks like for both sides

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CJ Johnson

Hey there — I’m a professional three-sport athlete and coach who has spent my entire adult life earning a living from playing and coaching sports. Since I started coaching more than three decades ago, one thing has remained the same: My commitment to see students not as they are but as what they can become and to move heaven and earth to help them realize their untapped potential. You should know that when it comes to helping pickleball players over 50 live their best lives on and off the courts, I'm an expert. Good pickleball is not just technique; it's the mind and body working holistically. That's why I'm also a personal trainer and weight management specialist. When I’m chillin', you'll find me watching Star Trek with my husband John and our two fur babies, Shirley and Ralph. (Yes, Happy Days)