Pickleball is an exciting game played on a court, and the main object of the game is to hit a ball back and forth between players using a paddle until there is a winner.
Despite being competitive, pickleball is one of the most popular social sports in the world and is known for its friendly atmosphere.
Still, despite being a game centered around fun, pickleball has its own set of rules that you need to know about before you play the game for the first time.
These can be quite confusing at times, but once you get the hang of them, we’re sure that they will become second nature.
This is where we come in to lend a helping hand! Read on to find out more about these important aspects of the game, including what a let is, and how you can best take advantage of it when one happens.
Let’s jump right in!
What Is Pickleball?
Pickleball is an exciting new game that combines the best aspects of tennis and ping pong. It’s easy to learn but challenging enough to keep you coming back for more.
Pickleball has been growing in popularity over the last few years and it’s now played all around the world.
The object of the game is simple – get your opponent into double fault territory before they do it to you.
Each player uses a paddle with a net attached to it (hence the name “pickleball”) to hit a small white ball towards their partner who stands behind a net at the other end of the court.
The game can be played on any hard surface as long as it’s flat and smooth. You can play indoors or outdoors, on grass, sand, concrete, asphalt, clay, etc.
There are two types of courts available; standard size which measures 20 m × 10 m and mini-size which measures 15 m × 7 m. The larger courts have a higher bounce, so the balls travel further. Both sizes offer plenty of room for players to move about freely.
How To Play Pickleball
The aim of the game in pickleball is, to put it simply – win points!
Points are scored when you make contact with your opponent’s ball and cause them to commit a double fault. If you successfully force your opponent into double faults, then you score one point. A single fault results in no points being awarded.
To begin playing pickleball, both players stand facing each other across the net from opposite sides. One player hits the ball first using either hand while the second player attempts to return the shot. Once the ball leaves the player.
To start a match, each player must choose one side of the court. Once players have chosen sides, they stand about 3 meters apart from each other and wait for the referee to blow his whistle.
Players will then take turns hitting the ball against the opposing team’s net. The first person to reach double fault territory loses the point. If the ball touches either the net or the floor during play, the opposing team gets a free shot.
After every point, both teams switch sides so that the next person to lose a point will also become the server. The first player to win four points wins the set. If a player hits the ball out of bounds, he/she receives a warning.
After three warnings, the player is given a yellow card and after six red cards, the player is automatically disqualified.
If a player misses the ball completely, it counts as a foul. A player may not touch the ball until it bounces off something else.
Players receive a yellow card if they commit a foul. They are given a second yellow card after receiving a third red card. A player is disqualified after being given seven red cards.
The game of pickleball will be one when a side takes advantage of its opponent’s mistakes. For example, if your opponent commits a double fault, you should immediately go for the kill by hitting the ball over the net. This allows you to gain control of the situation.
When you have the upper hand, you need to keep the pressure on your opponents by making sure you don’t give them an opportunity to get back into the game, and this can be achieved in a number of different ways. This brings us to our next point.
What Is A Let In Pickleball?
A let in pickleball occurs when the ball goes through the net without touching the ground.
When this happens, the opposing team gets another chance to score. This means that the serving team can rack up multiple points in a row. However, if the serve that is made is successful, then the serving team will score 1 point.
It’s important to note that the ball cannot go through the net twice. It has to bounce off the ground before going through again.
When playing doubles, the team that serves first plays defense while the other team defends. In singles, only one team plays defense.
When the ball goes through the air, it should travel no higher than shoulder height. If the ball travels too high, it becomes difficult for the servers to control.
When the ball lands in the service box, the server must put it down gently. If the ball hits the floor, the opposing team receives a free shot. When the ball hits the ground, it should bounce once before coming to rest. If it doesn’t rebound, it is considered a let.
There we have it! You’ve made it to the end of this article.
Now that you have read through our guide, we hope that you now have a much greater understanding of what a let in pickleball is, and how it can be used to get ahead in the match… just make sure that you’re on the team that is able to take advantage of the let, rather than lose a point because of one!
Thank you for reading.