• Re: Pickleballexplained

    From Jan Dippel@954:895/1 to Gamgee on Sat Jun 5 23:15:24 2021
    Hi Gamgee, Pickleball is the fastet growing sport in the US.It is a
    cross between ping pong, tennis and badminton, and played on a court
    similar to a badminton court with a tennis type net, slightly shorter
    than a tennis net. It is played with a paddle,larger than a ping pong
    paddle, with a ball that is slightly larger, but similar to a whiffle
    ball. The game begins with the server hitting a cross court serve,
    underhanded, to the opponent, who returns the ball after it bounces. The serving team then hits the ball, after it bounces, and play continues.
    After both teams return the ball, it may be volleyed in the air, as long
    as the player doesn't step into the non-volley zone, which is marked on
    the court with a line 7 ft. from the net. A team scores a point only
    when they are serving, and the game is played until one team scores 11
    points, and they must win by 2. You can check it out on You Tube, and
    see exactly how it is played. But be careful! Pickleball is very
    addictive! :)


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  • From Gamgee@954:895/20 to Jan Dippel on Sun Jun 6 07:55:00 2021
    Jan Dippel wrote to Gamgee <=-

    Hi Gamgee, Pickleball is the fastet growing sport in the US.It is
    a cross between ping pong, tennis and badminton, and played on a
    court similar to a badminton court with a tennis type net,
    slightly shorter than a tennis net. It is played with a
    paddle,larger than a ping pong paddle, with a ball that is
    slightly larger, but similar to a whiffle ball. The game begins
    with the server hitting a cross court serve, underhanded, to the
    opponent, who returns the ball after it bounces. The serving team
    then hits the ball, after it bounces, and play continues. After
    both teams return the ball, it may be volleyed in the air, as
    long as the player doesn't step into the non-volley zone, which
    is marked on the court with a line 7 ft. from the net. A team
    scores a point only when they are serving, and the game is played
    until one team scores 11 points, and they must win by 2. You can
    check it out on You Tube, and see exactly how it is played. But
    be careful! Pickleball is very addictive! :)

    Jan, thank you for the explanation! Since my previous message, I have
    indeed watched it in action on Youtube, and it looks very fun. Haven't actually seen it around here, or know of a place that has a court, but I
    may be looking into that! Appreciate it.



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