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What the heck is pickleball?

If tennis, badminton, and ping-pong had offspring, it would be pickleball. Pickleball is a paddle sport played with a whiffle ball on a badminton-sized court and a tennis-style net. Easy to learn and accessable to players of all ages and athletic abilities. The rules in pickleball favor players with less mobility and allow senior players to compete successfully with younger competitors. The game is trully a multi-generational game where grandkids can play with grandparents and have a great time.


There are 5 essential rules in Pickleball:

  • Scoring. A pickleball game is normally played to 11 and must be won by 2. ...

  • The Serve. The serve must be hit with an underhand swinging motion and the ball contacted below the hips. ...

  • Double Bounce Rule. When the ball is served the player on the receiving side must let the ball bounce once before hitting it.

  • No Volley Zone (aka the kitchen) is an area 7 feet on either side of the net where a player may not hit the ball out of the air--the ball must first bounce before it is hit.

A dedicated and fun group of Heritage Lake Residents play every Thursday from 5-7 pm and Saturday from 9-11 am at the Clubhouse courts. We welcome all newbies and will patiently teach you the game.


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