Pickleball Serving – 3 Key Rules For A Legal Serve

Pickleball Serving – 3 Key Rules For A Legal Serve

Pickleball serving can seem pretty complicated when you’re trying to follow the rule book. However, if you follow these 3 simple key rules then you’re serve will be legal and you can free yourself up to think about more important things like…how to win!

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15 Comments

  1. Patrick Kelley on December 16, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Jordan, you are THE MAN! This should help with some controversial posts… should👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 and I love the Maverick (by Engage) paddle! 😁😁😁



  2. James Moore on December 16, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    nice hat!



  3. nguyenthao trinhthanh on December 16, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    zombie cranberries



  4. Jil Lake on December 17, 2021 at 12:07 am

    It says the video is not available.



  5. Stephen Fox on December 17, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Jordan do you have to hit the underside of the ball or is the side of the ball ok?



  6. Rachel Woodson on December 17, 2021 at 12:08 am

    no limits 2 coaster



  7. Bobbi Thompson on December 17, 2021 at 12:10 am

    Please tell me rules of where ALL players must stand at service time



  8. Chris Warton on December 17, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Thank you for making this video. As a fairly new player, it is good to review these rules. I always suggest YouTubers add the exact rule reference (display it on your video) so we know what you are saying is right out of the rule book. The waist is not your navel in most people’s definition. The rules say navel. "Contact with the ball must not be made above the waist level (Waist is defined as the navel level)." To be clear, the paddle can be above the Navel (the part above the contact point), not the contact point though…..Thank you again!



  9. Nicholas St Jon on December 17, 2021 at 12:27 am

    It’s a lot easier when someone’s NOT pushing the edge of this serve envelope to gain an advantage. Especially trying to get backspin on the serve, which in 99 times out of 100 the physics says the paddle was moving down, not up like what’s called for in the rules.
    Pickleball was basically designed to take the serve out of the equation for winning the point unlike tennis where it’s the major contributing factor. That’s not to say you shouldn’t work on making serves a weapon by moving the ball around in the court, deep, short, to their backhand and changing speeds but the better players you’ll typically only catch once or twice and then it will become a non-factor again.



  10. Richard's World Traveler on December 17, 2021 at 12:30 am

    We know you got the idea of this video from pickleball forums 😃😃😃



  11. Chase Jordan on December 17, 2021 at 12:30 am

    I have a silly question that no one has reviewed yet. At least no video that I can find. I am new and we are wondering what happens when I serve in single play, the serve is good but my opponent is unable to return due to missing the ball or smashes it into the net or other. Is this a point for me? Do I simply re-serve? The rule book does not cover this or am I incorrect? Thanks!!!



  12. Dave Edwards on December 17, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Must the ball be tossed on the serve or can it be hit out of the hand in Pickleball! My objection is you can’t see the spin as in Table Tennis! I say it must be tossed before contact on the serve! coachedw16@hotmail.com



  13. Jason Bertels on December 17, 2021 at 12:34 am

    Can the ball be tossed up in the air on the serve or does it have to be dropped with no added force? Not talking about the 2021 drop serve rule, just the regular serve. I had someone tell me the other day when playing that I couldn’t toss the ball up at all, but I’ve been trying to research it and can’t find anything saying it’s okay or not okay.



  14. Kevin Cafaro on December 17, 2021 at 12:41 am

    I wish there was a better way to enforce players who try to serve with a slice.. there may be a way to slice the serve staying in the legal reams, but most time the player is slicing in a downward motion. if you have time, maybe you can have a video showing if a slice is legal. thanks.



  15. djbradshaw247 on December 17, 2021 at 12:43 am

    Where are these courts located in CA?