Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pickleball Etiquette

Pickleball Etiquette

! To get onto your court, go around another court, or go under the net, not over top, as it
pushes the net down and disrupts adjoining games already in play.
! Never walk behind a court, or enter one, while a rally is in progress
! When a point is over, return the ball to your opponent, not merely in his/her general
! If the opponent claims there was a major distraction while hitting a shot (such as a ball
bouncing onto the court), don't hesitate to replay the point.
! Verbal outbursts are ‑distracting to your opponent and to players on other courts.
! Throwing equipment in anger is unsportsmanlike and dangerous. Control your temper on
the court at all times.
! Give your opponent time to get into position to return the ball before you serve.
! It is the server's responsibility to clearly announce the score before serving each point.
! Don't Purposely break the ball.
! Don't Purposely throw the paddle.
! Know the rules of the game and observe them.
! More experienced Pickleball players should take time to play with beginner players to help
encourage them and offer teaching if needed.

Pickleball is a great social game, but following these simple etiquettes will make it more enjoyable for everyone.

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