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Dear users, today we are going to provide a Pickleball Rules PDF for all of you. The USA Pickleball Association was organized to perpetuate the growth and advancement of pickleball on a national level and to set goals for worldwide play and recognition. Pickleball is a racket or paddle sport that was created by combining elements of several other racket sports.

USA Pickleball is committed to furthering the growth and development of pickleball among all players. USA Pickleball is the governing body of American Pickleball that formulates and interprets all the rules of the sport in a manner that preserves the traditional nature and character of the sport and the skills traditionally required to play the sport. All such decisions by USA Pickleball are final and not appealable.

The purpose of the rulebook is to provide pickleball players with the rules necessary for recreational, social, organized league and tournament play. Some sections of this rulebook are designed to be used only for the conduct of sanctioned tournaments. A sanctioned tournament allows players to obtain a rating on a national or international basis.

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Highest governing body International Federation of Pickleball
First played 1965, Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA
Characteristics
Contact No
Team members Singles or doubles
Mixed-sex Yes, separate singles and doubles & mixed doubles
Type Outdoor or indoor, racket sport
Equipment Plastic pickleball, composite or wooden paddle, and net
Venue Outdoor or indoor, pickleball court
Glossary Glossary of pickleball terms

Pickleball Rules PDF

Some sections of this rulebook are designed to be used only for the conduct of sanctioned tournaments. A
sanctioned tournament allows players to obtain a rating on a national or international basis. Non-sanctioned tournaments may also use these sections as guidelines.

Tournament Directors for non-sanctioned tournaments may be flexible in the use of these guidelines to better fit the skills, ages, and diversity of their players. USA Pickleball enthusiastically encourages these non-sanctioned tournaments to promote knowledge and growth of the sport, and skill development, while having fun playing pickleball. USA Pickleball published the first rulebook in March 1984.

Significant Rule Changes For 2022

Spin Serves (4.A.5)

In 2022, the server shall use only one hand to release the ball to perform the serve. If the ball is visibly spun by the server during the release, the part(s) of the hand contacting the ball must be bare.

The Drop Serve (4.A.6)

No changes were made to the drop serve other than to remove its Provisional status.

Wrong Score Called (4.K)

The rules concerning what happens if the wrong score is called by a player or a referee have changed. If a player thinks a wrong score has been called, a player may stop play to ask for a correction before the ball is served. If it has been served, the rally is to be played out and the score correction (if any) is made before the next serve occurs.

A Dropped Ball (7.N)

In non-officiated matches, it is not uncommon for a player to carry an extra ball. If an extra ball is carried, it must not be visible to the opponent. If a player accidentally drops an extra ball during a rally, it will result in a fault. This does not apply in an officiated match because the referee is responsible for removing any extra pickleball from play.

Medical Time-outs Called by a Referee (10.H.2.a)

If a referee, in the interest of player safety, determines that either medical personnel or the Tournament Director should be consulted for a player’s health issue, that time-out is not chargeable to the player as a medical time-out. The player retains the right to call their own medical time-out later in the match if needed.

Verbal Warnings (13.G.1)

A referee may now issue verbal warnings for more than just profanity. Any situation that could result in a Technical Warning may instead be addressed by the referee as a verbal warning. Only one verbal warning per match, no matter what the infraction, may be issued to a team, or player in singles.

Calling the Score After a 15 Second Warning (10.A.5)

Instead of a referee calling the score immediately after the 15 second warning expires, the referee will call the score after the players are ready, or should be ready.

When to Assess a Technical Warning or Foul (13.G.3.e)

Referees are empowered to issue Technical Warnings or Technical Fouls for various reasons but it has been unclear exactly when a technical should be announced. The 2022 rules now make it clear that a referee will not stop a rally to call a technical warning or foul on an offending team. Any technical warnings or fouls will be assessed after the rally is over.

Earbuds (11.P)

While some sports allow coaching during active play, pickleball does not. Since it is possible that a player could receive coaching via earbuds, earbuds will not be permitted on the court during tournaments with the exception of hearing aids.

Tournament Score for a Retirement (12.F.6.a)

The score recorded for a player or team that elects to “retire’ from a match has been revised to allow the actual score of the match for that team to be recorded. A team retiring may play additional matches in their bracket if any are warranted.

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Section 1 – The Game

Pickleball is a paddle sport played using a special perforated ball on a 20-foot-by-44-foot court with a tennis-type net. The court is divided into right/even and left/odd service courts and non-volley zones. (See Figure 2-1.)

The ball is served diagonally across the net to the opponent’s receiving court using an approved motion. The ball is struck back and forth across the net until a player fails to return the ball in accordance with the rules. Points are scored only by the serving side when the server or the server’s team wins the rally, or the opposing side commits a fault.

The server continues to serve, alternating service courts, until the serving side loses the rally or commits a fault. Typically, the first side scoring 11 points and leading by at least a 2-point margin wins. Pickleball can be played as singles or doubles.

The Players

Pickleball is a game that requires cooperation and courtesy. A sense of fair play from giving the opponent the benefit of the doubt is essential in maintaining the game’s underlying principles of fun and competition. To that end:

  • All points played are treated the same regardless of their importance; the first point of the match is as important as the match point.
  • Either partner in doubles can make calls, especially line calls; there is no place in the game for one partner telling another, “that was my call, not yours”.
  • Prompt calls eliminate the ‘two chance option. For example, a player cannot claim a hinder from a ball rolling on the court after they hit a ball ‘out’; they gave up their ability to call the hinder by choosing instead to hit the ball.
  • Players strive to cooperate when confronted with a situation not covered by the Rulebook. Possible outcomes can be a replay, allowing the rally to stand, or in extreme cases, asking for a referee to resolve a dispute.
  • Where possible, rules accommodate players with various adaptive needs.

Unique Features

Two-Bounce Rule. After the ball is served, each side must make one groundstroke prior to volleying the ball. Non-Volley Zone (NVZ). An area that extends 7 feet from the net on each side, within which a player is not allowed to strike the ball without it first bouncing.

More specifically, the whole court from net to baseline is the same and can be freely used for all play with one exception: volleying. The first seven feet, the non-volley zone, cannot be used for volleying.

(Wheelchair) Players using wheelchairs may allow the ball to bounce twice before returning the ball. The second bounce can be anywhere on the playing surface.

Section 2 – Court And Equipment

2.A. Court Specifications. The dimensions and measurements for the standard pickleball court are:

2.A.1. The court shall be a rectangle measuring 20 feet (6.10m) wide and 44 feet (13.41 m) long for both singles
and doubles match. (See Figure 2-1.)

2.A.2. Court measurements shall be made to the outside of the perimeter and non-volley zone lines. All lines should be 2 inches (5.08 cm) wide and the same colour, clearly contrasting with the colour of the playing surface.

2.A.3. The minimum playing surface area measures 30 feet (9.14 m) wide and 60 feet (18.29 m) long. A 10-foot
(3.05-m) surrounding margin measures 40 feet (12.19m) by 64 feet (19.51 m). Other recommendations for
playing surface dimensions are:

Purpose Width – feet (m)  Length – feet (m)
New Construction  34 (10.36 m)  64 (19.5 m)
Tournament Play  34 (10.36 m)  64 (19.5 m)
Wheelchair Play  44 (13.41 m)  74 (22.56 m)
Stadium Court  50 (15.24 m)  80 (24.38 m)

2.A.4. (Wheelchair) The recommended playing surface area for Wheelchair play is 44 feet (13.41 m) wide and 74
feet (22.55 m) long. The size of Wheelchair play in a stadium court is 50 feet (15.24 m) wide by 80 feet
(24.38 m) long.

2.B. Lines and Areas. The lines and areas of the standard pickleball court are explained below. (See Figure 2-1.)

2.B.1. Baselines. The lines parallel to the net at each end of the court.

2.B.2. Sidelines. The lines are perpendicular to the net on each side of the court.

2.B.3. Non-Volley Zone (NVZ). The area of the court, specific to each team, on either side of the net is bounded by a line between the two sidelines (non volley zone line) parallel to and 7 feet (2.13 m) from the net. All NVZ lines are part of the NVZ.

2.B.4. Service Court. The area beyond the NVZ on either side of the centerline, including the centerline, sideline, and baseline.

2.B.5. Centerline. The line down the centre of the court on either side of the net extending from the NVZ to the
baseline separating the odd and even courts.

2.B.6. Right/Even Court. The service area on the right side of the court when facing the net.

2.B.7. Left/Odd Court. The service area on the left side of the court when facing the net.

2.C. Net Specifications.

2.C.1. Material. The net may be made of any mesh fabric material that will not allow a ball to pass through it.

2.C.2. Posts. Net posts should be 22 feet +/- 0.0 Inches (6.71 m) from the inside of one post to the inside of the other post. The maximum diameter of the net post should be 3 inches (7.62 cm).

2.C.3. Size. The net length should be at least 21 feet 9 inches (6.63 m) extending from one post to the other.
The net height from the bottom edge of the net to the top should be at least 30 inches.

2.C.4. Edge. The top of the net should be edged with a 2-inch (5.08-cm) white tape binding over a cord or
cable running through the binding. This binding must rest upon the cord or cable.

2.C.5. Center Strap and Height. A centre strap is recommended for the permanent net and must be placed at the center of the net to enable easy adjustment to the 34-inch (86.36-cm) requirement at the centre. The top shall be 36 inches (91.44 cm) high at the sidelines.

2.C.6. If the net drapes onto the court and such a configuration is not corrected by the tournament staff prior to the start of play, and if the referee deems a ball is affected by the draping net, it shall result in a replay.

Pickleball Rules and Scoring PDF

Pickleball has evolved from original handmade equipment and simple rules into a popular sport throughout the US and Canada. The game is growing internationally as well with many European and Asian countries adding courts.

Rules

The ball is served diagonally to the opponent’s service court underhanded without bouncing it off the court. Points are scored by the serving side only and occur when the opponent faults (fails to return the ball, hits ball out of bounds, etc.). The server continues to serve, alternating service courts, until the serving side faults. The first side scoring 11 points and leading by at least a 2-point margin wins.

If both sides are tied, then play continues until one side wins by 2 points.

Double Bounce Rule: Following the serve, each side must make at least one ground-stroke, prior to volleying the ball (hitting it before it has bounced).

Non-Volley Zone: A player cannot volley a ball while standing within the non-volley zone.

Scoring

  • Points are scored only by the serving team.
  • Games are normally played to 11 points, win by 2.
  • Tournament games may be to 15 or 21, win by 2.
  • When the serving team’s score is even (0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10) the player who was the first server in the game for that team will be in the right-side court when serving or receiving; when odd (1, 3,5, 7, 9) that player will be in the left-side court when serving or receiving.

Court

The dimensions and measurements for the standard pickleball court are 20 feet (6.10 m) wide and 44 feet (13.41 m) long for both singles and doubles matches. Court lines should be 2 inches wide and measurements should be made to the outside of the lines.

Baselines: The baselines are the lines parallel to the net at each end of the court.

Sidelines: The sidelines are the lines perpendicular to the net on each side of the court.

Non-Volley Line: The non-volley line is the line on each side of the net between the sidelines and parallel to the net. These lines are located 7 feet (2.13 m) from the net.

Non-Volley Zone: The non-volley zone is the area of the court bounded by the two sidelines, the non-volley line, and the net. The non-volley line and the sidelines are included in the non-volley zone.

Centerline: The centerline is the line on each side of the net bisecting the area between the nonvolley line and the baseline.

Service Courts: The service courts are the areas on either side of the centerline, bounded by the non-volley line, the baseline, and the sideline.

Paddles

An official paddle (used in tournament play) should not contain holes, indentations, rough texturing, tape, features that are reflective, or any objects or features that allow a player to impart additional or increased spin on the ball.

Balls

A standard ball is made of durable plastic material molded with a smooth surface and free of texturing. An official ball should be 2.75 inches (6.99cm) to 3 inches (7.62 cm) in diameter and should weigh between 0.8 and 1.02 oz (21 and 29 grams).

Net

The net should be made of any open, meshed fabric material small enough to prevent the ball from passing through the net. The net should be at least 20 feet long (6.1 m) extending from one sideline to the other. It should measure exactly 36 inches (0.914 m) tall at the sidelines and 34 inches (0.86 m) at the centre of the court. A centre strap may be placed at the centre of the net to enable easy adjustment.

The top of the net should be edged with a 2-inch (5.1 cm) white binding over a cord or cable running through the binding. This binding must rest upon the cord or cable. Net posts should be placed outside the sidelines. Recommended placement is 12 inches (30.48cm) from the sideline.

What Is Pickleball?

Pickleball is a simple paddle game played using a perforated, slow-moving ball over a tennis type net on a badminton-sized court. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn.

History

Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, WA. Three dads – Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum -whose kids were bored with their usual summertime activities are credited for creating games.

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