New players sometimes have difficulty determining if the ball is in bounds or out of bounds, especially players who have played tennis for many years. The rules for tennis are different than the rules for pickleball. Here is the verbiage and an image from the 2018 official rulebook.
6.C. A ball contacting the playing surface outside of the
baseline or sideline, even though the edge of the ball
overlaps the line, is considered out of bounds (see the
Hopefully this guideline will clarify the rules.
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Thanks to all who assisted, played and participated as spectators in the Pickleball Charity tournament. Also thanks to all who made donations to Rock Steady Boxing.
Happy New Year,
HPC Executive Committee
The following article was published in the SSIPA (Super Senior International Pickleball Association) newsletter.
Huntsville Pickleball Club – Rock Steady Boxing
Kudos to Our Members: Sherry Barnes, Patricia McInnis, Alice Tym & Bart Brannon. The Huntsville (AL) Pickleball Club, consisting of 300 members, sponsored a very successful one-day tournament to benefit the local Rock Steady Boxing program. The Rock Steady program is a nationally recognized, scientifically based boxing/exercise program that slows the progression of Parkinson’s disease. The program is based on three concepts: connection, consistency, and compassion. Our chapter has over 200 Parkinson’s participants that workout daily with certified Rock Steady boxing coaches. Huntsville Pickleball Club, with the help of SSIPA members, Alice Tym and Bart Brannon, raised $2,340.00 for our local chapter of Rock Steady Boxing. Not only did our tournament entrants play in a round robin age/skill competition, but they also had an opportunity to win points (for a 5.00 donation) against Alice and Bart. Participants also made donations by trying to “out dink” our Chattanooga elves-Dianne and Mike Pendergrass. Because of the eye/hand co-ordination benefits of pickleball, plans are in the works to add a “pickleball skills corner” to the daily exercise regimen at our local Rock Steady gym.
Tournament Directors – SSIPA members – Cheryl (Sherry) Barnes and Patricia McInnis