The interesting trend sport - the ideal sport for non-athletes
• No coaching lessons are necessary.
• It is a sport for all weights and ages.
• The fun of the game is fast, even if you are not the fittest.
• Everybody can play pickleball after only 15 minutes.
Pickleball is a ball sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Although pickleball seems very similar to tennis, there are important differences which make pickleball more accessible to a wider range of players, especially children and seniors.
These differences lie in the speed of the ball, which is usually one third of the average speed of a tennis ball. Equally important is the size of the court, which corresponds to almost a third of the total area of a tennis court. Due to the smaller field and in combination with the slower ball, it is much easier to play pickleball than tennis.
Pickleball is characterized by its dynamic gameplay and thus quickly increases personal fitness. Rapid ball changes require concentration, good comprehension, it particularly promotes eye/hand coordination.
Young and old can compete with each other in the game or just have fun playingtogether. Everyone who once had a tennis, badminton or table tennis racket in his hand remembers and is familiar with the new game in 15 minutes. The fun of the game - whether in a relaxed or militant environment - is what makes pickleball so popular.
Where can pickleball be played?
Indoor: school gymnasium, club gymnasium, municipal sports hall
Outdoor: tennis court
How is this ball sport played?
PickleBall is played on a court of the same dimensions as a double badminton court.
The actual size is 6. 10 m× 13. 41 m for doubles and singles matches. The playing field is marked like a tennis court, but without the outer side lines used for the double tennis. However, the net is mounted two centimeters lower than a tennis net, i. e. it is 91 cm at the ends and 86 cm in the middle. The fields are divided into two halves. On both sides of the network there are the so-called Non-volley zones that have a width of 2. 13 meters. Due to the smaller field and in combination with the slower ball, it is much easier to play pickle ball than tennis.
The 2. 13-metre-wide so-called are Non-volley zones located on both sides of the network is subject to several restrictions. I. a. is used in the so-called Volley hit the ball in the air, so before it hits the ground, hit back. However, the player must be at a distance of 2. 1 meters from the net with his feet behind the line of the non-volley zone. This restriction is intended to prevent butterballs. A player can hit within the non-volley zone, but the opponent's ball must first hit the bottom of the non-volley zone (direct air strikes are not allowed). The following animation provides a very good visual explanation of the basic rules of the game.
Serve and double bounce rule
The first stroke of each team is always from the right stroke half and must be made from the air without the ball coming up on the ground beforehand. The surcharge is from below. The ball contact takes place below the hip height. The surface of the bat is below the wrist. The ball must be placed behind the so-called ball. Non-Volley
Zone Line, i. e. land in the opposing serve half (1st strike). Only once he has touched the ground there can he be beaten back. A so-called Volley stroke, i. e. the knocking back of the incoming ball directly from the air, is not allowed at impact. After the ball touches the ground, it can be knocked back into any region of the opponent's field. The ball of the return stroke (2nd stroke) must also come up again on the playing field floor before it can be struck back. This is the so-called double bounce rule, which is a pickleball specific rule and must be obeyed. The next ball changes can then be made according to the situation as a volley or after one-time
ground contact. If a ball touches the net, but nevertheless lands in the impact zone, the mark-up is valid. Before serving, make sure all players are in the right position.
Only the opening side can score. As long as one player scores, the serve stays with him, he switches to the other serve zone. The serve always takes place outside the rear outline, within the intended extended side line. A lost serve is won back by
bringing the beaten ball of the opposing team to the ground or the ball of the opposing team in from i. e. lands outside the field. If a player/team has reached the score of 11, the game is won. The point difference must be 2 points, otherwise the game will continue until the 2 points difference is reached.