Basic play and essential rules

If you are new to pickleball this short video introduces the court and the basic rules to get going. This is all you need to know to start playing. Note that it is not quite up-to-date as It shows only one variation for the serve. You can also serve by dropping the ball and letting it bounce before hitting it, the so-called drop serve. Some new players find this easier to begin with. Also, it doesn’t cover scoring. Many leisure groups in the UK use point a rally (PAR) scoring rather than the traditional scoring where only the serving team scores a point on winning a rally.