There are 125 rule changes for 2021. Many of them are just wording changes to increase clarity. There are multiple changes regarding moving timing issues to a consistent point in time before the next serve occurs.
Let serves have been eliminated. Serves that hit the net and land good are played.
The drop serve is added as a provisional rule. Provisional means that USA Pickleball will evaluate the rule for unintended or unexpected outcomes over the next year. Players may also continue to use the current serve. See the video for an explanation and demonstration.
This video is about the Pickleball Is Great tournament in Tucson, Arizona on Sat. 11-14-20. It includes a brief interview with club member Evelyn Larsen and some play by club members Patty Evans and Bob Thacker.
Not ready for the stress of singles? Try half-court singles, sometimes called skinny singles. It can help improve your consistency, cardio, and strategy. It can help to make you a better doubles player when doubles play resumes in Sun City. These videos show a couple of variations.
Pickleball fans everywhere will have front row access this Sunday to the 2018 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships. A one-hour special, hosted by tennis legends Luke and Murphy Jensen, the must-see dynamic 1993 French Open Doubles Champions, will air at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m. PST this Sunday, November 25 on ESPNEWS. The program will re-air on the same network at 1 p.m. EST / 10 a.m. PST on Saturday, December 22. 16 hours of on-demand replays of the tournament are also available on ESPN3. Click here for details.
The details for how to get the ESPN WATCH app is in the above link along with FAQs for those who need assistance.
ESPN3 will begin livestream coverage of the Event beginning today, November 8 through Sunday, November 11. The free livestream will be 4PM-8PM EST (1PM-5PM PST) each of these days. Tennis legends Luke and Murphy Jensen will host.
While the ESPN3 streaming service is free, you will need to log into your service provider account (DirectTV, Comcast, DISH, Cox, etc… whatever you use for your TV service). Please give yourself time today to get the ESPN WATCH app (if you don’t already have it) and establish your login.
In addition, a one-hour national televised special presentation of the 2018 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships will air on ESPNEWS on Sunday, November 25 at 3PM EST (Noon PST).