12 Rules & guidelines for playing pickleball
Begin your serve from the baseline using an underhand motion.
Ensure that your serve lands beyond the Kitchen area.
Direct your serve diagonally across the court to the opposite square.
Keep serving until you lose a point.
All shots must stay within the court boundaries.
Start each rally with the ball bouncing once on each side. The serve should bounce before the receiving team hits it, and the return of serve should also bounce.
Refrain from hitting the ball out of the air while positioned in the Kitchen or Non-Volley Zone.
Remember that if you’re standing on the Kitchen line, you’re within the Kitchen area.
Avoid any object coming off your body, such as clothes, sunglasses, or gum, from landing in the Kitchen after a volley.
After a volley, ensure that your momentum does not carry you into the Kitchen.
Points can only be scored by the serving team.
In recreational games, the objective is to reach 11 points with a win by a margin of 2.