PICKLEBALL

What is PICKLEBALL?

GET FIT and HAVE FUN Playing PICKLEBALL!!!

Pickleball is a sport in which two, three, or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a whiffle ball, over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports, the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules similar to tennis, with a few modifications. Pickleball was invented in the mid-1960s as a children's backyard pastime but quickly became popular among adults as a fun game for players of all levels.

We will be running 5 sessions of Pickleball a week and players must register for the days they wish to play. The cost is $15 for each day of play from September to May, plus a $5 Community Association Membership. A waiver must also be signed.

Boundaries: IN-PERSON ONLY registration will be held for those living in East Zone, ie. East of Park Street to the city limits on Tuesday, September 8th. from 7 pm to 8 pm at the Glencairn Recreation Centre.* A maximum of 2 days per person will be allowed, with the option of adding your name to a waitlist for a possible 3rd day if space is available.

Outside Boundaries: e-mail marlenebast@gmail.com to have your name put on a waitlist for a maximum of 2 days of play if space is available.

* We ask that everyone wear a mask, and respect social distancing rules during our in-person registration night on Sept. 8th. from 7 to 8 pm. To avoid congestion and keep socially distant, Pickleball registrants are asked to use the back door, and all other program registrants are asked to use the front door, and please respect social distant rules.

For more information, please e-mail: marlenebast@gmail.com or info@decaregina.ca with PICKLEBALL in the subject line.


Pickleball Basics

Are you wondering WHAT is PICKLEBALL is?

Basic Overview

Pickle-ball® is played on a badminton-sized court: 20’ x 44.’ The ball is served diagonally (starting with the right-hand service square), and points can only be scored by the side that serves.

Players on each side must let the ball bounce once before volleys are allowed, and there is a seven-foot no-volley zone on each side of the net, to prevent “spiking.” The server continues to serve, alternating service courts, until he or she faults. The first side scoring eleven points and leading by at least two points wins. Pickle-ball® can be played with singles or doubles.

The Serve

Serves are to be made diagonally, starting with the right-hand service square and alternating each serve. The serve must clear the seven-foot non-volley-zone in front of the net and land in the diagonal service court.

Serves should always be done underhand with the paddle below the waist, and the server must keep both feet behind the back line when serving. The ball should be hit into the air without being bounced. The serving side will continue to serve until there is a fault on the service, at which point the service will be given to the opposing side. (However, if the ball touches the net but still lands within the appropriate service court, the service may be taken over.)

Volley

To volley means to hit a ball in the air without first letting it bounce. In Pickle-ball®, this can only be done when the player’s feet are behind the non-volley zone line (seven feet behind the net).

Double-Bounce Rule

Each team must play their first shot off of the bounce. That is, the receiving team must let the serve bounce and the serving team must let the return of the serve bounce before playing it. Once these two bounces have occurred, the ball can either be volleyed or played off the bounce.

Fault

A fault is committed when the ball:

  • Is hit out of bounds

  • Does not clear the net

  • Is volleyed from the non-volley zone

  • Is volleyed before a bounce has occurred on each side

Determining Serving Team

The serving team may decide who will serve first with a coin toss. The winner of the coin toss will have the option to choose whether or not to serve first.

Learn to Pickleball!

Are you still wondering what it is like to play Pickleball?

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Fees

The cost is $15 for each day of play from September to May, plus a $5 Community Association Membership. A waiver must also be signed.

Interested in Playing?

Boundaries:

Due to the overwhelming growth of Pickleball, we will be running 5 sessions a week once again. Priority will be given to East Zone and DECA area residents first, and all players must register for which day they wish to play, but are limited to 2 days a week to allow more players to participate. The cost will be $15 per session per day of the week for the year. (ie. A player wanting to play Tuesday and Thursday will register and pay $15 for Tuesday and $15 for Thursday).

Outside Boundaries:

EMAIL: marlenebast@gmail.com to have your name put on a waitlist for a maximum of 2 days of play per person if space is available.