The Sport of Badminton
Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, m, and m m. The net is similar to a tennis net, but is mounted lower. The game is played with a hard paddle and a waffle balls Although Pickleball appears to be very similar to tennis, there are key differences that make Pickleball more enjoyable to less athletic players. The ball in Pickleball, because of the holes and because of the plastic material it is made out of, moves at a much slower speed. Equally important is the size of the court which is smaller than a tennis court. This smaller area combined with the slower-moving ball makes Pickleball much easier to play than tennis.
Originally invented as a backyard pastime, Pickleball is now an organized sport represented by national and international governing bodies The Pickleball court is similar to a badminton court in sizes The actual size of the court is 20X44i The net is hung at 36 inches on the ends, and 34 inches in the middle. The court has six zones three on each side of the nets Each side has a no volley zone, a right service court, and a left service court The ball is served underhand starting from the right-hand side of the court and is served diagonally to the opponent‘s service zone. If the serving team scores the point the same player continues to serve but switches side of the court to serve from.
The right side of the court is used when a team has an even score and the left service court is used when the serving team has an odd number of points, Points are scored by either team in a system called rally scoring, The receiving and returning of service must bounce on the floor before being hit i.e. cannot be volleyed. Consequently the server’s partner usually stays at the baseline until the first return has been hit back. Pickleball is an ideal sport for people who may be less athletic than some of their peers. The ball moves slower allowing for more time to receive the ball and hit it back strategically,