Full Guide: How to Score in Pickleball

Pickleball Crew's full guide on How to Score In Pickleball

In pickleball you can only score points on the serve. (The receiving side cannot score a point.) At the start of every serve the person serving will shout out three numbers in doubles (e.g. “5-2-1”) or two numbers in single play. If it’s doubles, the game starts with player on the right side (or even court) will serve to the play who is opposite diagonally. Service then moves to the left side (or odd court).

Learn How to Master Good Dinks

Learn the best ways on how to dink and master good dinks

A dink is a soft pickleball shot that you hit from around your kitchen (the non-volley zone line) that lands inside your opponent’s kitchen. A good, effective dink will arc downward when it crosses the net, which makes it a harder shot for your opponent to return.