What Is Pickleball?


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Pickleball is a sport that uses a paddle and a perforated plastic ball. It uses components from badminton, ping pong and tennis. A player serves the ball underhand diagonally over a net to the service court area of the opponent's side.

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The pickleball court is the same size as a doubles badminton court. The 7-foot section in front of the net is the non-volley zone. The serving team must allow the ball to bounce when it is returned. The serving team scores if the other team faults, which means they don't return the ball, hit it out of bounds or enter the non-volley zone. The first team to score 11 points wins the game.

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