Category: Basics

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Est. Reading: 3 minutes
February 14, 2024

USA Pickleball Updates Rule Changes Process for 2025

USA Pickleball updated its process for revising the official pickleball rules for 2025.  This time, the nation's governing body has doubled on transparency, ensuring that the process of evolving the sport's rules is fair to everyone. If you have been keeping a keen eye on the pickleball scene in recent years, you know that USA […]
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Est. Reading: 3 minutes
February 13, 2024

What is APP Tour in Pickleball and Its Pros and Cons?

If you’re looking for pickleball tournaments to join, the ones in the APP Tour could be on your list. It is the first and, so far, the only pickleball tour sanctioned by USA Pickleball, the country’s governing body. The APP Tour is also a direct competitor of the PPA Tour. But what exactly is the […]
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Est. Reading: 4 minutes
February 12, 2024

Pickleball PPA Tour: How It Works, Rules, and Pros and Cons

As pickleball continues to be America’s fastest-growing sport, tournaments are popping up from coast to coast. All thanks to the dedication of tireless event organizers and the thrilling pickleball tours, with the PPA Tour being one of the leading ones. But what exactly is the PPA Tour? If you're a seasoned player, you've likely caught […]
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Est. Reading: 4 minutes
February 10, 2024

Pickleball Court Surfaces Guide: Types and Pros and Cons

If you're hunting for a pickleball court to play at, make sure it meets the minimum requirements according to standards. What's cool about pickleball is that there are a bunch of different court surfaces to choose from. Each one's got its quirks, pros, and cons.  This article is your guide to all that jazz, and […]
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Est. Reading: 5 minutes
February 9, 2024

How Long is a Pickleball Match and How Many Hits Per Rally?

Being America's fastest-growing sport, pickleball matches are held almost anywhere in the country. They are played by people of all ages, including older adults. But how long is a pickleball game? How about tournaments? And how many shots do players make in a single rally? To answer these questions, you should first understand what happens […]
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Est. Reading: 6 minutes
February 8, 2024

Pickleball Faults You Must Avoid to Win Games (Complete List)

Dive into the thrilling world of pickleball, where USA Pickleball governs a set of rules that add a spicy twist to the game. Commit a fault, and you'll face the consequences in the form of penalties – it's all part of the game! Whether you're a curious newbie, eager to unravel the secrets of pickleball, […]
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Est. Reading: 4 minutes
February 7, 2024

USA Pickleball-Sanctioned Tournaments Guide: Pros and Cons

There are two significant categories of pickleball tournaments: sanctioned and non-sanctioned. As the governing body of the sport in the United States, USA Pickleball (USAP) sanctions tournaments that comply with the requirements. As a player, you should know how USA PIckleball-sanctioned events work and their advantages and disadvantages. This comprehensive guide aims to shed light […]
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Est. Reading: 3 minutes
February 6, 2024

Wheelchair Pickleball Rules: Court Size and How to Play

Pickleball is a sport for everyone, regardless of age, race, belief, and ability. Being the country’s governing body, USA Pickleball does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. With this, the pickleball wheelchair is an approved format. To make pickleball adaptable to people on wheelchairs, USA Pickleball slightly modified the playing rules and court size. […]
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Est. Reading: 4 minutes
February 5, 2024

What is Let Serve Rule in Pickleball and Why Was It Removed?

If you've been in the pickleball game since before 2021, you might remember the let serve rule. However, we know that pickleball rules continuously change to improve the sport. So, whether you are a beginner or an advanced player, you should know the latest rules. In this post, you’ll learn everything about ‘let’ in pickleball […]
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Est. Reading: 5 minutes
February 4, 2024

Pickleball Rules on Match Retirement, Withdrawal, and Forfeit

Pickleball, like other sports, doesn't always have a happy ending. Although rare, a player or team may announce withdrawal from a match. In some cases, the match needs to be retired or forfeited.  Fortunately, USA Pickleball imposes some rules on how to handle unexpected circumstances. This post discusses everything about match retirements, withdrawals, and forfeits. […]
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