Pickleball Serving Rules: Understanding the Basics

Wednesday May 24, 2023 03:00 PM To Tuesday October 10, 2023 01:00 AM

South Hermina, US

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Pickleball is a popular racket sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. It's a fun and exciting game that's easy to learn and play. However, like any sport, there are rules that players must follow to ensure fair play and a level playing field. One of the most important aspects of pickleball is serving, and understanding the pickleball serving rules is crucial to success on the court.

Basic Pickleball Rules

Before we dive into the specifics of pickleball serving rules and let's review some basic pickleball rules. Pickleball is typically played on a court that is 20 feet wide and 44 feet long, with a net that is 36 inches high at the sidelines and 34 inches high in the center. The game is played with a perforated plastic ball and a paddle, and can be played as singles or doubles.

The objective of pickleball is to hit the ball over the net and into the opponent's court, with the goal of making it difficult for them to return the ball. The game is played until one team reaches 11 points, and the winning team must win by a margin of two points.

Pickleball Serving Rules

Now that we've reviewed some basic pickleball rules, let's take a closer look at pickleball serving rules. Serving is the first shot in any pickleball point, and it's important to follow the rules to ensure fair play.

The serving team must start in the right-hand service court, and the serve must be made diagonally across the net into the opponent's service court. The serve must clear the net and land in the opponent's service court, without touching the net or any of the lines on the court. If the serve hits the net and lands in the correct service court, it is considered a let serve and the serve is replayed.You must know the basic pickleball rules for the good and wining game.

After the serve, the receiving team must let the ball bounce before returning it. This is known as the "two-bounce" rule, and it means that the serving team must hit the ball so that it bounces once on their side of the court, and once on the opponent's side of the court, before the receiving team can return the ball. Once the ball has bounced twice, both teams can hit the ball in the air or on the bounce.

If the serving team wins the point, they continue to serve. If the receiving team wins the point, they become the serving team. In doubles play, the serving team alternates serves between the two players on their team until they lose the point, at which point the other team serves.


Understanding the pickleball serving rules is essential for any player who wants to succeed on the court. By following the rules, players can ensure fair play and a level playing field, and enjoy the game to its fullest. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced player, taking the time to learn and understand the rules of the game will help you improve your skills and become a better player. So get out there, practice your serves, and have fun playing pickleball!




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3425 Pfannerstill Spur
South Hermina, Illinois
Start Date: 2023-05-24 15:00:00
End Date: 2023-10-10 01:00:00