Pickleball is a sport that originated in Canada and has since become popular in the United States. It’s played with a racket and a small plastic ball, and it’s been around since the 1930s.

The rules of pickleball are pretty simple; they’re just like tennis or badminton. In fact, many people who have never played any other sport can easily pick up on these basic rules! So what makes pickleball different? Here are five things that make this game so unique:

Must play a 7-point game.

Pickleball is played to 7 points, which may sound like a pretty basic rule. But in reality, it’s not as simple as that. The first team to reach 7 points wins the game—but they don’t have to win by 2 points! If your opponent gets their advantage down to one point before you do, then all you need to do is take their lead back up by two and you’ve won!

If neither side reaches a winning score at 7 points or beyond (for example if both teams end up with 6-4 scores), then play will continue until one team has taken two consecutive wins over their opponent. In this case, both teams would receive 3 points for winning 1 game each; if players were tied for the highest number of games won between them then tiebreakers would be used instead of another set of games being played out across multiple days/weeks, etc…

The server must stand behind the baseline when serving the ball.

One of the most important rules to remember is that the server must stand behind the baseline when serving the ball. This means that he or she cannot be in line with their opponents, and must be at least 10 feet away from them. In addition, this rule also applies when returning balls. When returning a serve, keep in mind this rule:

  • The server must return underhand so as not to give any advantage to either player on defense or offense (if someone hits one out of bounds).
  • The server should never try to hit an opponent overhand or behind him/herself while returning a service; instead, it should be done underhanded so as TO NOT GIVE ANY ADVANTAGE TO THE DEFENDER OR OFFENSIVE PLAYER ON DEFENSE OR OFFENSE (IF SOMEONE HITS ONE OUT-OF-BOUNDS).

A player is only allowed to serve three times in one game.

  • The ball must bounce once before being returned.
  • The server must stand behind the baseline.
  • The server must serve the ball into the service area (the box directly below her/his feet). If a player has a chance to hit an overhead return, he/she may do so instead of hitting it into the service area.
  • A player does not have to hit with one hand; however, he or she cannot block by holding his or her racquet close to his/her chest while serving with only one hand (unless he or she is wearing a wristband). In addition, players should not push off their toes when striking shots; this makes it difficult for opponents to return them effectively later in games because it causes misdirected balls that go up overheads rather than straight back down onto court surfaces where they can be easily retrieved after bouncing back down onto ground surfaces previously occupied by both opposing players’ feet – hence why I recommend using two hands whenever possible during pickleball matches!

When receiving a service, the returner must let the ball bounce once before hitting it.

When receiving a service, the returner must let the ball bounce once before hitting it. This is to ensure that both players are clear of their table and ready for play.

The player who hit your shot can then attempt to retrieve the ball from their opponent’s court using their own paddle. If they miss, they will be required to wait for another opportunity until another shot has been made by either side (or both).

Players may not use any unusual tactics such as shifting or lunging at an incoming ball while trying to collect it; this includes “diving” onto a table or chair with one hand while holding onto an opponent’s paddle with another hand—this type of behavior is considered unsportsmanlike conduct and may result in disqualification from tournament play!

The court must be 20 feet wide and 44 feet long.

The court must be 20 feet wide and 44 feet long.

This is an important rule to keep in mind because it can make or break your game. You may think that if you were playing on a court that was too small, it would be easier to hit the ball overhand and hit winners. However, this isn’t necessarily true! One of the reasons why pickleball was invented is because it allows players of all ages and skill levels to enjoy playing together without having to worry about hitting their partner’s head with every shot.

That being said, if you’re planning on learning how to play pickleball at home or at a friend’s house where there isn’t much room available for outdoor sports equipment (i.e., tennis courts), then picking up some extra gear might make more sense than buying new tennis rackets alone!

Pickleball is a combination of tennis, ping pong, and badminton

Pickleball is a combination of tennis, ping pong, and badminton. It’s played with a perforated plastic ball and a wooden paddle. The game is played on a badminton court with two players on each side, and it uses similar rules as tennis or badminton.

One-half of the court has lines that mark out where you can hit back (or return) your opponent’s shots; this area is called “the service line.” The other half of the court contains no lines at all—it’s called a “serving zone.” You must hit within this zone when serving your ball into play so that it reaches its destination without going off-course or being out-of-bounds for either player to return again!


Pickleball is a great game for people of all ages and skill levels. It’s easy to learn, fun to play, and it can be played in any space! The rules are simple: no hitting people with paddles or other equipment, no touching the net when you have the call and don’t make too much racket while playing.

We hope this article has given you insight into how pickleball works as well as some tips on how to get started playing this exciting game!