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3 Pickleball Tips for Beginners

Are you looking to play the fastest-growing sport in America? Pickleball has become a craze across the country for many reasons: it’s fun, it requires minimal equipment (paddle & ball is all), and it's suitable for people of all ages and playing levels. If you’re a pickleball beginner, welcome! Pickleballerz is here for you every dink and drop shot of the way (don’t worry, you’ll catch onto the terminology quickly) to ensure you have an enjoyable experience on the courts.

First, let’s answer: What is pickleball?

Think of pickleball as table tennis, meets traditional tennis, meets badminton. You have a net, a court, paddles, and a lightweight ball (similar, yet smaller than a wiffle ball). It’s played in singles or doubles, with doubles being most popular. The objective is to get to 11 points (win by 2) by ensuring shots and volleys are missed by opponents.

Now, let's dive into Pickleballerz' pickleball tips for beginners:

Tip #1: Watch and Learn.

Read up on the official playing rules from the USA Pickleball Association to better understand the sport. Are you more of a visual learner? Watch pickleball pros play in action at USA Pickleball's National Margaritaville Tournament or pickleball tutorials from Pickleball Central.

Tip #2: Drop In and Play.

Fortunately, pickleball is a very easy sport to learn and the rules are simple. Beginners drop-in play at Pickleballerz is a great way to practice with people of similar skill. The more you play, the quicker you’ll catch onto the sport.

Tip #3: Have Fun and Be Patient.

With Pickleball, you'll start having fun right away. And, like with any new skill, it takes time to get proficient so be patient. Remember, it's a sport someone can play recreationally or competitively. Try playing a couple of games with players of all levels to learn and test out different techniques.

If you have never played pickleball, there is no better time to start! A perfect place for playing pickleball indoors year-round in Northern Virginia is Pickleballerz. Stay updated with our opening date and more pickleball playing tips by subscribing to our email list and following us across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.