• Pickleball was invented by Joel Pritchard in 1965.  While playing this game Joel's dog "pickles" kept stealing the ball.  Therefore the game was named Pickleball.

    Rules of the game

    -The player on the right hand side of the court will begin the serve

    -All serves must be underhand

    -Server must have one foot behind the back line when serving and the other foot in bounds.

    All serves must be diagonal and clear the no volley zone.

    **Double bounce rule**

    -the ball must bounce once on each side of the net before a player can volley it out of the air.

    (to volley a ball means to hit it out the air without it bouncing first)

    -No player can volley a ball in the no volley zone area in front of the net.

    The game is played to 11 points and a team must win by 2.