So How Do I Play?

Rules of the Game

Tips from our Pros

Here is some playing advice, tips and tricks to get you started:

Rule 1

The serving team or player calls the score.

Rule 2

Pickleball serves are always underhand.

Rule 3

Points are only scored by the serving team or player.

Rule 4

A served ball must bounce – but not in the kitchen – before it’s returned.

Rule 5

Keep out of the kitchen until after the third hit.

Rule 6

Dodge the ball – if it hits you, you lose the point.

Rule 7

Learn to dink. As a matter of fact, learn to cross-court dink.

Rule 8

Move your feet.

Rule 9

Make fair line calls… and respect your opponent’s calls.