Game Rules

Rules Summary
The following is an abbreviated form of the International Federation of Pickleball rules.

Basic Rules Overview

The Serve

Service Sequence

*At the beginning of each new game only one partner on the serving team has the opportunity to serve before faulting, after which the service passes to the receiving team.


Double-Bounce Rule

Non-Volley Zone

Line Calls


Determining Serving Team
Players use a coin toss to determine who will serve first. The winner of the coin toss will have the option to choose side or to serve or receive.