About Pickleball

Everything you need to know about Pickleball, and how the game is played!

What is Pickleball?

Pickleball, the perfect combination of tennis, table tennis, and badminton, is a fast-growing sport that’s all the rage. 

It’s played on a court similar to that of a tennis court but smaller, with a low net and paddles made of wood, graphite, or composite materials. The ball used in pickleball is also unique, being smaller than a tennis ball and larger than a ping-pong ball. 

Pickleball is great for people of all ages and skill levels, making it the perfect family activity. 

The popularity of pickleball has grown tremendously in recent years, and it is now played in over 20 countries worldwide. The game is easy to learn, offers a fantastic cardio workout, and can be played in singles or doubles. The scoring is similar to tennis, with players needing to win by two points. The first player or team to reach 11 points wins the game.

One of the reasons why pickleball has become so popular is that it is a low-impact sport that is easy on the joints. The smaller court size and slower pace of the game also make it easier for players to get into position and hit the ball. Pickleball is a great way to get exercise and socialise with others.

To play pickleball, all you need is a pickleball paddle, a wiffle ball, and a pickleball court. The court size is 20 feet wide by 44 feet long, and the net height is 36 inches at the side-lines and 34 inches in the centre. The game can be played on various surfaces, including concrete, asphalt, or a gymnasium floor.

This is a photo of two people playing pickleball on a newly constructed court.

How to Play Pickleball

Pickleball is an easy game to learn and can be played in singles or doubles. Here are the basic rules and steps for playing pickleball:


You will need a pickleball paddle, a wiffle ball, and a pickleball court. Pickleball courts are smaller than tennis courts and measure 20 feet wide by 44 feet long.


The game begins with a serve. The serving team stands behind the baseline, and they serve diagonally to the other side of the court. The ball must clear the net and land in the opposite serve court to be considered a legal serve. 

When a service shot meets the net but still lands in bounds on your opponent’s side of the court, it counts as a ‘let’ and is replayed.


After the serve, the receiving team must return the ball before it bounces twice on their side of the court. The player must return the ball to the other side of the court without hitting the net or going out of bounds.


Once the ball has been returned, players can then hit the ball in the air, known as a volley. However, the player cannot enter the non-volley zone, also known as the kitchen, and hit the ball in the air. This zone is the area directly in front of the net and extends 7 feet on either side of the net.


Players need to score 11 points and must win by two points. A point is awarded to the serving team if the opposing team fails to return the ball, hits the ball out of bounds, or commits a fault. A fault occurs when a player violates a rule, such as stepping into the non-volley zone to hit the ball.

Switching sides: 

After each point has been scored, players switch sides, and the serving team changes sides when the server’s score is even.

Winning the game: 

To win the game, a player or team must score 11 points ahead of their opponents. Victory is secured when a two-point advantage has been earned!

This is a photo of a pickleball court serving racket, and balls laid out on a pickleball court

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