How Is Pickleball Played? The Abridged Guide for Beginners

While most Americans have now heard of pickleball, less than 2% of them have ever played. But as the sport continues to skyrocket in popularity, more and more people aren't asking what pickleball is, but instead, how to play it. So then, in its simplest form, how is pickleball played? Pickleball is…

5 Beginner Pickleball Mistakes That Are Hurting Your Win Rate

Anyone who’s played pickleball for a while will tell you that winning requires patience, agility, and touch. All three of those qualities are hard to come by, and lacking them often leads to mistakes on the court, especially for new players. If you're just starting your pickleball journey, there…

10 Essential Pickleball Rules to Learn Before You Play

With a name like "pickleball" and a premise that combines tennis, badminton, and Ping-Pong, of course, this sport comes with a unique set of rules and regulations. If you're about to play pickleball for the first time, there are several rules you should learn to make your first game even more…

What Is the Difference Between Pickleball and Tennis?

Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in the nation, yet it resembles tennis in many ways. In fact, many tennis players are switching over to pickleball because of the similarities and differences between it and tennis. So then, how is pickleball actually different from tennis? Pickleball and…

5 Serving Rules Every Confident Pickleball Player Knows

If you're new to pickleball, odds are that serving confuses you. Maybe you've watched others play in person or online, and it seems simple enough. Yet, whenever you line up to serve, someone lets you know you've just committed a fault. So what do you need to know about the rules of serving in…

How to Keep Score in Pickleball and Win!

Unless you’re playing purely for fun, you and your opponent(s) are going to have to begin keeping score when playing pickleball. If the only thing you know about scoring is that games go to 11, then you might be wondering, how you keep score and ultimately win. Pickleball scoring varies by singles… 

Pickleball Courts 101: The Ultimate Guide

Millions of Americans have caught pickleball fever of late, and quite a few of them are building makeshift courts in their cul-de-sacs and driveways as a result. For those creating courts at home or looking to familiarize themselves with pickleball courts, let this article be your guide. Pickleball…

What Is the Best Strategy for a Doubles Team in Pickleball?

Playing doubles pickleball and winning doubles pickleball are two entirely different things. The best duos in pickleball will tell you that communication is the key to winning, and once you've mastered that, it's time to work on strategies as a team. If your team is at that point, you might be…

12 Ways to Improve Your Pickleball Serve Today

If your pickleball skills are getting better in a lot of areas except for that pesky serve, then this one's for you. Maybe you think your serve is too weak or just inaccurate. Either way, if you think it's holding you back, there are several things you can do to better your pickleball serve. Here…

How to Figure Out Your Pickleball Rating in 3 Steps

What started as a casual hobby has now become something you can't live without, and you play pickleball all the time. You’re sure that you’ve improved over time, but you've never rated your skills before. Sound familiar? You're not alone, all pickleball players in your position start to wonder…

3 Fundamental Serving Tips For Pickleball Beginners

With the growth of pickleball, the competitive playing pool is getting bigger and bigger every day - meaning your serve needs to work for you instead of against you. It's one of the most important parts to perfect in pickleball, so what should your serve look like?

A highly effective serve in…

Pickleball's Drop Serve: Pros, Cons, And Everything Between

If you want to have a heated conversation on the pickleball court, simply bring up the drop serve. Ever since it entered the pickleball world, the drop serve has caused quite a stir. Changing any sort of rules in a sport will certainly create conversation, but adding an entirely new way of serving…

How Did Pickleball Originate?

Pickleball is one of those sports where if you know, you know. Millions of people do, yet millions more are unaware of what pickleball is or where it came from. So then, what are the origins of pickleball? Pickleball was created in Washington by a group of friends looking to come up with a new game…

Stacking in Pickleball: The 101 With Christine McGrath

At a certain point in doubles pickleball, you start to realize the immense value of great communication and positioning on the court. The latter can alter the course of a game - and that's where stacking comes in. Not sure what stacking is? Uncertain of where to start? Not to worry - you'll learn…