Looking for an exciting game that combines the fun of tennis, badminton and ping-pong? Try pickleball, a racquet game for kids, seniors and pros alike. Easy to pick up but challenging enough for the experienced player, pickleball is gaining popularity around the world and becoming a staple of recreation centers, youth camps, churches and retirement centers.
Pickleball is typically with two or four players on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court (44×20) outfitted with a low, 34-inch high net (two inches lower than a regulation-size tennis net). Players use a baseball-sized wiffle ball and large, hard paddles to volley the ball back and forth in efforts to score points on the opposing team.
The basic rules of pickleball are as follows: the ball is served diagonally to the opponent’s service zone underhanded, swinging the paddle below the waist, without bouncing it from the court. Points are scored by the serving side only and occur when the opponent faults by failing to return the ball or hitting the ball out of bounds. The server continues to serve, alternating service courts, until he or she faults. A game is won by the first team which scores 11 points, but must continue until one team achieves a two-point margin.
Although pickleball has many similarities to tennis, a lighter, slower ball and smaller court make it more accessible to a wider range of people. Pickleball can make for both a casual backyard game and a fast-paced match between two skilled players.
At Flex Court, we can custom-build a pickleball court in your home or business to your specifications. Our skilled teams can install an indoor or outdoor pickleball court in as little as a day’s time. Contact us for your free pickleball court estimate today.
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