Pickleball is a non-contact racket sport which is similar to Badminton, Tennis, and Table Tennis. Individuals (singles) or teams of two (doubles) can play. The court where pickleball is played is similar to the size of a badminton court.
The players use solid paddles which are made of wood or composite materials to hit a ball over the net. Contact of the ball should be made waist level, so the ball should be served with an underhand stroke. Points are scored when the opposing player/s make faults, which includes failure to return the ball, hits the ball out of bounds, steps into the non-volley zone and etc.
The server must allow the return of service to bounce. In singles, each side only gets one fault then the opposing player serves. The score of the server will always be even when serving from the right side, and odd from the left side. For doubles, the serving side will only get one fault before their side is out, then after this, the opposing team will serve.
- Tennis (Lawn) - players use a racket to hit a ball over a net.
- Table Tennis — a racket sport played with small paddles and a lightweight ball on a rectangular table with a net in the middle.
- Badminton — an indoor game with rackets in which a shuttlecock is hit back and forth across a net.
- Pitton — a net and racquet based sport played with a hard pickleball paddle and a badminton shuttlecock.
- Paddle Tennis — a variation of tennis on a smaller court, lower net, using a solid paddle and ball.