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Chapter 1

The first chapter of the book A Pickleball Life contains links to posts about the basics of the game, including how it is played and the rules that govern it. Click on the link below to show the full post.

What is Pickleball?     (Posted 11/2/2015)
All About Pickleball (Pickleball Rocks) - What is Pickleball – How to Play 

What is Pickleball - Video     (Posted 1/24/2016)
City of Albuquerque GOVTV - What is Pickleball

Pickleball Terminology     (
Posted 1/27/2016)

Safety     (
Posted 2/26/2016)
> - Safety

Basic Pickleball Strokes     (Posted 8/30/2016)
International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association

The Grip     (Posted 11/4/2015)
> Mark Renneson - Using effective grips in pickleball

Reinventing My Game - The Grip     (Posted 2/23/2017)

Continental Grip     (Posted 2/24/2017)
> Mark Renneson - Continental Grip
> Mark Renneson - Pickleball Volley Grips

Aspen's Advice: Grip     (Posted 4/22/2017)

Don't Strangle Your Paddle     (Posted 8/19/2017)
> Sarah Ansboury - Check Your Grip Pressure

Keep Your Eye on the Ball to the Paddle     (Posted 5/17/2017)
> Coach Mo - Hitting Techniques "Do's and Don'ts"

Keep Your Eye on the Ball to the Paddle - Part 2     (Posted 5/18/2017)
> Keith Bing - Keep Your Eye On The Ball

Keep your Eye on the Ball to the Paddle - the Science     (Posted 5/19/2017)

Keep your Eye on the Ball to the Paddle - the Real World     (Posted 5/22/2017)
> Pickleball Channel - The Forehand with Slow Motion - Scott Moore

Keep Your Eyes on the Ball - How to Do It     (Posted 5/23/2017)

Keep Your Eye on the Ball with Paddle Tracking     (Posted 9/15/2017)
> Sarah Ansboury & RV Pickers - Keep Your Eye on the Ball…A Simple Pickleball Tip

Paddle Position     (Posted 8/17/2017)
> Pickleball Channel - Minimizing Mistakes with Paddle Position by Simone Jardim

Movement Around the Court     (Posted 7/7/2017)
> Coach Mo - Pickleball Early Preparation

Protect Your Shoulder     (Posted 9/16/2017)
> Barbara Wintroub & RV Pickers - How to Prevent Pickleball Shoulder Injuries

General Rules

The Court     (Posted 11/3/2015)
> Norm Davis - Basic Pickleball Rules

The Court - a New Video     (Posted 3/30/2016)
> Pure Pickleball - How To Play Pickleball: Part 1 of 3 - Intro & Definitions

> All About Pickleball (Pickleball Rocks) - Pickleball Kitchen and Non-Volley Zone Violations Explained

Faults Explained     (
Posted 11/12/2015)
> Pickleball Channel - Is The Ball In or Out? - Pickleball Line Call Rule Clarified
> All About Pickleball (Pickleball Rocks) - Pickleball Kitchen and Non-Volley Zone Violations Explained
> All About Pickleball (Pickleball Rocks) - Pickleball Double Bounce Rule Explained

Replays     (
Posted 11/13/2015)

Where Am I?     (Posted 11/18/2016)

> RV Picklers - Pickleball Court Position: Am I in the Right Place?

Jan 1, 2016 Rule Changes     (Posted 1/12/2016)

Answers to Rules Quiz - Net     (
Posted 3/16/2016)

Answers to Rules Quiz - More Net     (
Posted 3/22/2016)

Net Rules Illustrated     (
Posted 3/26/2016)

3 Rules Questions to the RV Picklers - Part 1     (Posted 2/10/2017)
> RV Picklers - 3 Pickleball Rules Questions: You Ask, We Answer

3 Rules Questions to the RV Picklers - Part 2     (Posted 2/11/2017)
> RV Picklers - Pickleball Rules: Our Readers Ask More Questions

NVZ Myths Debunked     (Posted 3/25/2017)
> RV Picklers - 3 Non-Volley Zone Myths Debunked

Player Communication Rules - RV Picklers     (Posted 4/15/2017)
> RV Picklers - Partner Communication…It’s Out, But You Hit It

You Make the Call     (Posted 4/24/2017)

Serve Rules

Service Rules     (Posted 11/7/2015)
> Pickleball Channel - The Underhand Serve

Answers to Rules Quiz - Serve     (Posted 3/29/2016)
> Pickleball Channel - The Power Serve with Slow Motion

Answers to Rules Quiz - More Serve     (Posted 4/5/2016)
> Jeff Napier - Crazy Pickleball Serve
> All About Pickleball (Pickleball Rocks) - Explaining the Pickleball Serving Rules

A New Serve     (Posted 7/5/2016)
> Steve Paranto - New pickleball service rule change

What is an Illegal Serve     (Posted 5/31/2017)

A Serve Test     (Posted 6/1/2017)
> Mark Renneson - Pickleball Serving: Is It Legal?

Scoring Rules

Serving and Scoring - a New Video     (Posted 3/31/2016)
> Pure Pickleball - How To Play Pickleball: Part 2 of 3 - Serving & Scoring

Doubles Scoring and Player Positioning     (Posted 11/15/2015)
> All About Pickleball (Pickleball Rocks) - Pickleball Doubles Scoring Explained

Pickleball Scoring Made Easy     (Posted 4/14/2016)
> mrpeterpumpkin4 - Pickleball Scoring Made Easy

1 comment:

  1. 1. I just started playing pickle-ball one year ago, and I practice alot. I own a 7.2 oz, 7.7 oz, and a 8.4 oz paddles, trying to find my way, and I am not planning on going higher in weight. My question is that I weight about 200 pounds, 5'9'' tall. I understand the concept of light medium, and heavy paddles. but should people at my weight have a heavier paddle.

    2. I see people 25 to 50 pounds lighter than me using heavier paddles while I was playing with a 7.2 oz paddle. I am figuring that my new 8.4oz paddle will provide control, spin, pop, and power. Time will tell, but I am interest in the opinions of others that have gone before me.