Pickleball Rules and Regulation – How to Play It!

 Kevin Brown

Rules for Pickleball Game

A Glance about Pickleball Game

Pickleball is similar to a racquet sport that has similarities of badminton, tennis and table tennis. The players strike the ball over the net by solid paddles whereas the ball is made up of polymer. This game is played by millions of the people of all the age groups in this world.

Rules and regulation of Pickleball

As this game is similar to table tennis or badminton so the rules and regulation are also similar till some extent. So if you are familiar with the rules and regulation of tennis or badminton then this game will be easy for you to understand and play as well as win the game.

  • The game starts by serving the Pickleball from one side using the paddle to hit the Pickleball.
  • Service should be made from the right side of the court and the player is allowed for one fault only.
  • In order to make a proper and correct service, the player needs to place one foot behind the back line and hit the ball with a swing by focusing on service court and clearing the non-volley zone.
  • When the game is held with doubles then each player gets a chance to serve once and then the serve is taken by the opposing team.
  • By serving, the team or play can make a score. This game is played till 11 points. (Can change with everyone’s consent)


  • Non-clearing the net during the match.
  • When the ball is struck out of bounds.
  • The ball is volleyed before it is being bounced on first return.
  • Player’s foot is out of the volley zone.
  • The ball is being volleyed from within.


  • A couple of paddles
  • The whiffle ball
  • A net
  • Sidewalk chalk in order to draw or outline the court.

The playing area of the Pickleball court should be 20 feet x 15 feet which is further divided into two equal rectangles, each side is of 10 feet x 15 feet. The net should be hung at 36 inches above the surface of the court. There will be a no-volley zone which has to be situated on one of the sides of the net. The no volley zone will be of seven-foot area. By reading this equation you might have observed that it is quite similar to a tennis court and badminton court. Pickleball is approximately one-third of the tennis court.


  • Two or four players can play Pickleball Game.

Strategies to win Pickleball

If you are a newbie then you might be keen to know the strategies for the Pickleball Game. So read the following content in order to play well and win the game:

  • Observe the competitor’s weak side and according to that place the serve. Weak side can be, the competitor might not be that powerful by hitting from forehand or backhand.
  • After the serve, make sure that you be in the position so that you can focus on the opponent’s strike and plan out quickly that what will be your next hit.
  • While playing doubles, make sure you hit the ball at the middle of the court or middle of both the players. This will make the players confuse that who will go first to hit back the ball or they need to think fast for the next move and ultimately they will have less time for a quick hit or might miss the ball.
  • Make sure that you do not hit the ball towards the opponent and try to hit the ball in such a way that the opponent has to move forcefully.
  • Show some skills to your competitor by hitting the ball differently. This will make the opponent a bit of amazed and ultimately the competitor will think for a moment that how to hit the ball back.
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Kevin Brown
15 September, 2019
Kevin Brown
15 September, 2019
Kevin Brown
14 September, 2019