Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Pickleball Tuesday 10-14-08

The day started off cool and ended up rather warm. We had 7 pickleball players today......Bob T., John, Steve, Ralph, Bob H., Ken and I. We sure are missing all of our players who are traveling. The best game that I had today was the last game where Steve and I played against Ken and Bob T. We beat them and it was a miracle. During that game Ken hit the ball into Steve's belly and the ball bounce off of the belly and back over the net (this doesn't mean Steve has a big belly). After arguing with Steve we decided it was a fault but we played the point over anyway. It was a fault and we posted the rule below.
We were able to keep playing continuously today as on one court we played canadian doubles and the other we played regular doubles.
Looking forward to Ron and Sharon's return but we are going to be missing Lynne, Bob T. and Steve. Oh well, maybe things will get back on track in November.
Always looking for potential picklers.
Hope to C U on D Courts.......Lynn......(see rule below)

A fault is any action that stops play or creates a violation of the rules. A fault will be declared for
the following:

7.F. The ball in play strikes a player or anything the player is wearing or carrying. There is one
exception to this rule: if the ball strikes the player’s paddle hand below the wrist, the ball is
still in play. If the ball strikes a player standing out of bounds, that player loses the rally. In
doubles, if the serve strikes the receiver’s partner, it is a point for the serving team,
providing it is not a let serve. This rule also includes balls that appear to be hit out of
bounds: during play, if you catch the ball or try to stop it from heading out of bounds, you
lose the rally.
USAPA Comment. If the player is in the process of changing hands with both hands on the
paddle, or is attempting a two-handed stroke and either hand is hit below the wrist, then
the ball is considered in play.

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