Pickle Ball Rules

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Melissa Petersmann
P.E.
Bock 6
4/4/13
Pickleball Rules

Equipment, Players, &Timing
All players must show their CWU Student I.D. card to the supervisor prior to each game. All equipment (Paddles, balls, nets) will be provided by the Recreation Center. Only indoor tennis shoes may be worn. (Absolutely NO black soled shoes.). There will be no gender requirements or player substitutions for either singles or doubles formats. Matches will consist of rally-scoring games played to 21 points; Teams do not have to win by 2 points. The first team to win 3 games (best of 5) will be the winner, or, the team leading after 45 minutes will be declared the winner. The Serve

Teams will play paper, rock, scissors, to decide service order. For all disputes, teams will replay the point. Player must keep one foot behind the back line when serving. The serve is made underhand and the paddle must pass below the waist. The server must hit the ball in the air on the serves. They are not allowed to bounce it and then hit it. The service is made diagonally cross court and must clear the non-volley zone. Only one serve attempt is allowed, except if the ball touches the net on the serve and lands in the Proper service court. Then the serve may be taken over. Doubles Play serving: Player in RIGHT HAND court serves diagonally across court to receiver in opposite RIGHT HAND court. The ball must clear the non-volley zone and land in the RIGHT HAND serving court.When the serving team wins a point, its players will switch courts on their side and the same player will continue to serve. When the serving team makes its first fault, players will stay in the same court and the second partner will then serve. (On the first fault of the game the ball is turned over to the other team)When they make their second fault they will stay in the same courts and turn the ball over to the other team. Players switch courts only after scoring while serving. Singles Play serving: Each player...
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