• Picklball Explained

    From Jan Dippel@954:895/1 to Ruben Figueroa on Sat Jun 5 23:03:30 2021
    Hi Ruben, Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America. It is a combination of ping pong, badminton and tennis, played on a court about
    the size of a badminton court. It is played with a paddle, and a ball
    that is similar, but a little larger, than a whiffle ball over a net
    that is 3 in shorter than a tennis net. The rules are simple...the
    serving team must serve underhand, cross court to the receiving team.
    The ball must bounce before the reciving team can hit it, and when it is returned, the ball must bounce before the serving team can hit it. After
    that, it can be volleyed in the air, as long as the the player does not
    step into the non-volley zone, also known as "the kitchen",which is
    marked on the court by a line 7 ft. from the net. Only the serving team
    can score. The game ends when one team scores 11 points, and must win by
    2. You can check it out on You Tube. There are many videos about
    pickleball, including some of the US Open, that we attended. There's
    some exciting play included. But watch out! Pickleball can be very
    addicting! :)



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  • From Ruben Figueroa@954:895/14 to Jan Dippel on Mon Jun 7 22:29:54 2021
    Hi Ruben, Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America. It is a combination of ping pong, badminton and tennis, played on a court abo
    the size of a badminton court. It is played with a paddle, and a ball
    that is similar, but a little larger, than a whiffle ball over a net
    that is 3 in shorter than a tennis net. The rules are simple...the
    serving team must serve underhand, cross court to the receiving team.
    The ball must bounce before the reciving team can hit it, and when
    it is returned, the ball must bounce before the serving team can hit
    it. After that, it can be volleyed in the air, as long as the the
    player does not step into the non-volley zone, also known as "the kitchen",which is marked on the court by a line 7 ft. from the net.
    Only the serving team can score. The game ends when one team scores
    11 points, and must win by 2. You can check it out on You Tube.
    There are many videos about pickleball, including some of the US
    Open, that we attended. There's some exciting play included. But
    watch out! Pickleball can be very addicting! :)

    Yes, thanks for the explanation. I did check out on you tube. Strange I have not heard of this game before. I think I would have enjoyed it in younger days. Don't move to well these days.

    Take care and again thank you.


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