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Pickle-ball SG

Pickle Ball Study Guide

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When was Pickle Ball created? During the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge Island which was a short ferryboat ride from Seattle, Washington.
What was the original purpose of game? To provide a provide a sport for the entire family according to the co-inventors U.S. Congressman, Joel Pritchard, William Bell, and Barney McCallum.
How was the name created? The name was received from one of the inventor's dog's name. Pickle, the dog would chase after the ball when it went off the court.
How many people play it? Today it is played by thousands of people of various backgrounds and ages. It allows for competition at all levels - Beginners to advanced.
T/F - When serving the player must keep one foot behind the service line until the ball is served. True
T/F - It can be an overhand or underhand serve. False - Only underhand and the paddle must be below the waist.
T/F - The server must hit the ball in the air on the serve. True - It is NOT allowed to bounce, then hit it.
T/F - The serve is made straight across, or diagonally. False - It must go diagonally, cross court and must clear the non-valley zone.
T/F - When the point is won, the server will alternate service courts until they lose the serve. True - After that their team mate will begin serving in the right service court.
T/F - Both team mates have to serve before the other team gets the ball to serve. True
T/F - Each team must return the serve off the bounce. True - The receiving team must let the ball bounce before they are allowed to return the ball and the serving team must let the serve bounce before they are allowed to return it.
T/F - After the return of the serve first bounces and the subsequent return shot bounces, the ball can be volleyed (hit in the air without a bounce) or played off the bounce. True
T/F - When volleying the ball, it can't be played in the non-volleying zone. True - If any part of the foot or feet are on or over the line of the non-volley zone, a fault occurs.
T/F - You can score points on your serve and the opponents serve. False - You can only score points on your serve. The player serving will continue to serve until a fault is made by the team.
How many points is an official game played to? An official game is played to 11 points. A team must always win by 2 points.
What are the strategies in Pickle Ball? Lobbing, Smashing, passing drive shots from the base line, and fast volley exchange at the net.
What is a key strategy to remember in the game? That the team which reaches the front of the court in a net volley position first will be in the best position to win the point.
T/F - Communication is essential between team mates True - Each player should know where their team mate is going to be.
What is a Volley? A volley is when the ball is hit in the air without letting it bounce. All Volleying must be done with the player' feet behind the non-volley zone.
What is a Fault? A fault is a mistake made in the game. Examples - Hitting the ball out of bounds, Not clearing the net, Stepping into the non-volley zone and volleying the ball. Volleying the ball before it bounced once on each side of the net,
What are examples of a Fault? Hitting the ball out of bounds, Not clearing the net, Stepping into the non-volley zone and volleying the ball. Volleying the ball before it bounced once on each side of the net, a player lets the ball bounce more than one time before returning it-
What are examples of a Fault? (Continued) A player hits the ball twice or more on one return shot or serve, The Serve is not diagonally, and a players serves from the wrong side.
What is a Serve? How the game is started and what happens after a fault has occurred.
What are key things for a serve? The player must keep one foot behind the back line when serving, Serve MUST be diagonal, Server must hit the ball in the air (it can not bounce first), Paddle must be below the waist, and You never serve from the same place twice in a row.
What is the double bounce rule? Each team must play their first shot off the bounce. The receiving team must let the ball bounce and the serving team must let the ball bounce before it can be returned or volleyed.
Created by: EmilyCarver