Pink pickleball bat

First timer?

If you have been living under a rock, let us be the first to tell you that pickleball is here to stay!

Check out this simple list to help get you started. 

Court and Equipment:

  • Pickleball is played on a court with a low net in the middle.
  • You need your Pickles Athletic paddle, ball, and court chalk if you want to draw up some lines.


  • The game begins with an underhand serve from behind the baseline.
  • The serve must be hit diagonally to the opponent's service zone.
Double Bounce Rule:
  • After the serve, each team must let the ball bounce once on their side before hitting it.
  • After the double bounce, players can hit the ball in the air or after a bounce.

 Volley and Non-Volley Zone:

  • The non-volley zone, also known as the kitchen, is the area near the net.
  • Players cannot hit the ball out of the air while inside the kitchen.
  • They can only step into the kitchen to hit the ball after it has bounced outside the kitchen.


  • Only the serving team can score points.
  • A point is awarded if the receiving team fails to return the ball or hits it out of bounds.
  • Games are played to 11, but you must also win by a margin of two points (a bit like a tie break in tennis).

Switching Sides:

  • When the serving team scores a point, the server switches sides, and the partner takes the serve.
  • This ensures that both teams have an equal chance to score from each side of the court.

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