How to score.

How to score.

Here's a simple explanation of how to score in Pickleball:

  1. Only the serving team can score points.
  2. The serving team earns a point if they win a rally where the opposing team commits a fault.
  3. A fault can occur when:
    • The ball is served into the net or out of bounds.
    • The ball is volleyed before it bounces on the ground (within the non-volley zone).
    • The ball is hit out of bounds.
    • The ball is not returned over the net or hits the net and doesn't go over.
  4. The serving team continues to serve and score points until they commit a fault.
  5. Once the serving team faults, the serve is given to the opposing team, and they have the chance to score points.
  6. The game continues with each team alternating the opportunity to serve and score points until one team reaches the predetermined winning score, usually 11 or 15 points, with a lead of at least two points.

Remember, in Pickleball, only the serving team can score points, and they score a point when they win a rally due to a fault by the opposing team. The game continues until one team reaches the winning score with a lead of at least two points.

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