The Fundamentals of Pickleball: A Comprehensive Guide to the Outdoor Sport
- Pickleball is an outdoor sport that uses specific equipment such as paddles, balls and court shoes
- The type of ball used depends on the court surface being played on, with smaller holes for outdoor courts and larger holes for indoor courts
- When playing, it is important to maintain a ready position by keeping the paddle pointed upward in a neutral position and use a grip pressure scale of 5 or less for softer shots and 6-10 for harder shots
- Basic rules include not hitting the ball out of the air inside the no-volley zone (also known as ‘the kitchen’) and staying balanced behind this line.
The Benefits and Rules of Kitchen Ball: An Overview
- At the start of a game, the team serving has an advantage
- To compensate, they must refer to themselves as the ‘second server’ when calling out the score
- It is illegal to hit a ball out of the air without remaining behind the kitchen line or regaining balance after
- When a ball is going to bounce in the kitchen, it’s okay to go in and hit it
- However, it must bounce before being hit
- Groundstroke-style serves are diagonal with the paddle pointing towards one’s target and below one’s waist, whilst front-of-body serves are straight ahead with one’s toes pointed at the target
- The two-bounce rule states that after service, both sides must let their return of serve bounce twice before hitting.
Pickleball Zone Offers Comprehensive Instructional Program
- Pickleball Zone offers private lessons, clinics, camps and more
- Michael and the instructor go over the basics of pickleball in the introduction
- In a game, you should score yourself as zero zero two when it is your turn to serve
- The video encourages viewers to come to Pickleball Zone.