The Ultimate Guide to Pickleball

Wanting to get a basic understanding of the fastest growing sport in America? In this blog, we will have material that can help guide you into the Pickleball world!

In one of our earlier posts, we completely outlined the game. Here is some further information to continue on.

Firstly, here is a 3 part video series to help explain the basics of the game of pickleball.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Want to know everything from the history of pickleball, what to expect, all the way to strategy? We have attached a booklet that can give you all of that, and more! The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Pickleball

One of the hardest thing for new players to adjust to is the non-volley zone/kitchen. Even some advanced players struggle with some of the specifics of the rules as well. We have found an awesome video that thoroughly explains everything you need to know about the kitchen!

After achieving the basics of the game, you’ll want to learn the art of “dinking.” Although there are times you will hit the ball hard, learning how to hit softly will take your game to another level. Here is a great video on dinking to refer to:

What’s next? Here at Wembley, and all over the country, there are always tournaments to play in. Going into the tournaments, and regular play in general, you will want to know the official rules used. Here is a the entire rule book: USA Pickleball Association Rulebook

When you are registering for a tournament for the first time, you will have to give yourself a rating, or “self-rate.” Don’t panic! Here is a simple chart that can help guide you through the process! Self-Rating Guide

Don’t forget! Here at Wembley we offer private lessons, group lesson, and have TONS of group play! Check out our pickleball page for more info!

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