Here's a simple explanation of how to score in Pickleball:
- Only the serving team can score points.
- The serving team earns a point if they win a rally where the opposing team commits a fault.
- 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.
- The serving team continues to serve and score points until they commit a fault.
- Once the serving team faults, the serve is given to the opposing team, and they have the chance to score points.
- 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.