At the beginning of the service motion, both feet must be behind the baseline and the imaginary extensions of the baseline. At the time the ball is struck, the server’s feet may not touch the courtThe area inside the outer dimensions of the baselines and sidelines. More or outside the imaginary extensionA term used to
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The entire score must be called before the serverThe player who initiates a rally. Depending on the team’s score, it is possible that the player who serves may not be the correct server. More begins his or her service motion.

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NEW Onix USAPA approved balls to be released on the 19th

Ready to play right outA loud word(s) spoken by a player or line judge(s) to indicate to the referee and/or players that a live ball has not touched in the required court space. The preferred word to indicate a line call is “OUT”. Distinctive hand signals can be used in conjunction with a line call.
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We are now an Engage Pickleball dealer

We are now an authorized Engage Pickleball dealer.

EngagePickleball is a US-based manufacturer that takes Pickleball paddles to the next level.  They perform every step of the paddle manufacturing process themselves here in the United States.

All the design, innovation and creativity is done internally by their engineers.  They work with US-based suppliers to come up with new core components and processes.  They then take all this into their own manufacturing plant to design, engineer and build the leading edge paddles with their own in-house technicians. […]

The growth of pickleball is on fire

Terry TerHaar is the greatest badminton coach in Illinois high school history, winning six state titles and finishing in the top three seven times more before retiring from Andrew in Tinley Park in 2006.

Steve Soderborg was a member of Homewood-Flossmoor’s tennis team in 1974, when it won the fifth of what is now 42 straight sectional titles, and played in college at Augustana […]

Pickleball is life for Roger Bunting

CLEARWATER – The phrase “such-and-such saved my life” is so overused to the point of being a cliché today that it’s hard to separate fact from fiction when it comes to life-altering occurrences.

In the case of Clearwater resident Roger Bunting, there’s little doubt that while the sport of pickleball didn’t technically save his life, it helped him recover from a life-threatening illness and gave him a new sense of purpose.

Bunting, a 57-year-old New York native and lifelong tennis player, came down with a serious case of bacterial meningitis in April 2015, and the infection of the membrane surrounding his brain kept Bunting in the hospital for 25 days, many of them spent in the ICU.

After he was finally released from the hospital and beginning his road to recovery, Bunting found he didn’t have the strength or stamina to play tennis, a sport for which he received a scholarship to attend Florida Southern University and one he had been playing competitively on and off for much of his adult life. So he turned to a sport he had previously written off.