Pickleball

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Pickleball is here!

Come play pickleball in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Bring some friends, play a game or two and enjoy a drink afterward. No equipment is needed - we have it all!

 

Court rentals are $36.00 per 2 hours.

Save money by purchasing a Pickleball Membership. Play as much as you can for $100.00+ HST for the season.

Email info@curlsudbury.ca or call 705-673-5601 to book your court.

           Pickleball Schedule
     Monday            6pm-8:30pm
     Tuesday            10am-2pm
     Wednesday       6pm-8:30pm
     Thursday           10am-2pm

What is Pickleball??

Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in Ontario. It is a combination of tennis, badminton and table tennis.

 

The game is played on a badminton size court with a whiffle ball, about the size of a tennis ball; and a solid, smooth surface, short-handled paddle larger than a ping pong paddle. The game is easy to learn and you do not have to be a great athlete to play.

 

Pickleball is a great way to get active, keep active, and have fun at the same time. It has great aerobics value.

How do you play?
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Basic Rules

  • Pickleball is played either as doubles (two players per team) or singles; doubles is most common

  • The same size playing area and rules are used for both singles and doubles

 

The Serve

  • The server’s arm must be moving in an upward arc when the ball is struck.

  • Paddle contact with the ball must not be made above the waist level.

  • The head of the paddle must not be above the highest part of the wrist at contact.

  • A ‘drop serve’ is also permitted in which case none of the elements above apply.

  • At the time the ball is struck, the server’s feet may not touch the court or outside the imaginary extension of the sideline or centerline and at least one foot must be behind the baseline on the playing surface or the ground behind the baseline.

  • The serve is made diagonally crosscourt and must land within the confines of the opposite diagonal court.

  • Only one serve attempt is allowed per server.

 

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Service Sequence

  • Both players on the serving doubles team have the opportunity to serve and score points until they commit a fault *(except for the first service sequence of each new game).

  • The first serve of each side-out is made from the right/even court.

  • If a point is scored, the server switches sides and the server initiates the next serve from the left/odd court.

  • As subsequent points are scored, the server continues switching back and forth until a fault is committed and the first server loses the serve.

  • When the first server loses the serve the partner then serves from their correct side of the court (except for the first service sequence of the game*).

  • The second server continues serving until his team commits a fault and loses the serve to the opposing team.

  • Once the service goes to the opposition (at side out), the first serve is from the right/even court and both players on that team have the opportunity to serve and score points until their team commits two faults.

  • In singles, the server serves from the right/even court when his or her score is even and from the left/odd when the score is odd.

    • *At the beginning of each new game, only one partner on the serving team has the opportunity to serve before faulting, after which the service passes to the receiving team.

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

Two-Bounce Rule

  • When the ball is served, the receiving team must let it bounce before returning, and then the serving team must let it bounce before returning, thus two bounces.

  • After the ball has bounced once in each team’s court, both teams may either volley the ball (hit the ball before it bounces) or play it off a bounce (ground stroke).

  • The two-bounce rule eliminates the serve and volley advantage and extends rallies.

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