Pickleball FAQs: Common Pickleball Questions Answered

Pickleball FAQs: Common Pickleball Questions Answered

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The #1 Pickleball FAQs Guide

Seeing as pickleball is relatively new, a lot of people have been writing in with questions about the sport, equipment, rules, etc.

While we’re more than happy to help out the Paddleballers crew, we thought it would be best to list the most commonly asked questions so you can easily access the answers whenever you need.

Be sure to bookmark this post and our official pickleball beginner’s guide so you can quickly pull it up if you need to, and let us know in the comments if you have any questions you’d like us to add.

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Q: How big is a pickleball court?

A: A pickleball court is 20 feet wide x 44 feet long, about the same size as a doubles badminton court. The court size stays the same for singles and doubles matches.

Q: What equipment do I need to play pickleball?

A: To play pickleball, you’ll need a USAPA-Approved paddle, pickleball or tennis shoes, pickleball balls (similar to wiffle balls), and a bag to carry it all in.

Q: How to serve in pickleball?

A: First, make sure you’re standing behind the baseline. The ball must be served with an underhand stroke from below the waist diagonally to the opponent’s court. The first serve must land within the opponent’s court, and if the first serve fails, the server can serve again. The servers alternate between games.

Q: How to score in Pickleball?

A: If the opposing team fails to return a serve, or if the opposing team returns a ball out of bounds, the serving team scores. If the serving team serves out of bounds, or returns the ball out of bounds, the serving team scores.

Q: How do you win in Pickleball?

A: Whichever team reaches 11 points first with a 2-point lead wins the game. Usually, three matches are played, and whichever team wins two out of three matches wins.

Q: How to improve pickleball skills?

A: First, make sure you have a quality pickleball paddle and shoes. Regularly practice drills and exercises that improve your footwork, hand-eye coordination, and endurance. If you think you’ve plateaued, find more advanced players to play with.

Q: What are singles vs doubles matches in pickleball?

A: Singles and doubles refer to the two types of matches you can play. In singles, there are two total players, with one on each side of the court. In doubles, there are four total players, with two on each side of the court. Both matches are played with similar rules.

Q: What is the pickleball net height?

A: The USAPA guidelines state that a pickleball net is to be 36” at the center, 34” at the posts, and 20 feet wide.

Q: What is the USAPA?

A: USAPA stands for the United States of America Pickleball Association, the governing body that established rules and regulations for pickleball. It’s like the FIFA of pickleball.

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