Huntsville recreation centers will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017. The centers will be open on Monday, July 3rd, 2017.
What happens if I drop my paddle on the court?
This has been asked a few times recently. If I drop my paddle on the court, it is a point for the other team? Is it considered a fault? The answer is no. It is not considered a fault if you drop anything on your side of the court, including your paddle. If the item lands on the opponent’s court, it is a fault. If the item lands in the non-volley zone as a result of a volley, it is a fault. Here is the pertinent information from the International Federation of Pickleball rulebook, last revised June 15, 2016.
12.F. Player Equipment Problem. A rally shall not be
stopped or affected if a player loses or breaks a paddle
or loses a personal item.
12.G. Items on the Court. If anything a player is wearing or
carrying lands on the court, it becomes part of the court.
Therefore, if a ball in play hits the item on the court, the
ball remains in play. If the item lands on the opponent’s
court, it is a fault. If the item lands in the non-volley
zone as a result of a volley, it is a fault.
Congratulations to Laraine Marsh.
No Pickleball play at Brahan Spring on Thursday, June 22.
There will be no Pickleball play at Brahan Spring on Thursday, June 22.
Congratulations to Debbie Gilbertson.
Congratulations to Sherry Barnes.
Safety Suggestions – Finesse
Pickleball is like a chess match. The pickleball game is more about finesse and less about “banging”.
It takes patience to learn to dink and patience to win the dink.
Do not hold a ball in your hand when playing. It is a distraction for your opponent, a safety hazard if dropped during play, and a hindrance to the player holding the ball.
For better balance wear a court shoe not a running shoe or walking shoe when playing.
When a ball goes onto another court please state “ball on court”, not just “ball”.