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Pickleball Doubles For Beginners: Rules, Serving & Scoring Basics Guide Released

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The new guide from Experience Pickleball teaches readers the unique rules that differentiate pickleball doubles from singles. It also provides some tips and strategies for improving doubles play and making the games more competitive.

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Though most pickleball players engage in singles play, doubles is rapidly growing in popularity. This is because doubles provides a more suitable environment for learning the game and enjoying it with more people. With their new guide, Experience Pickleball is hoping to help new players get familiar with the rules of doubles play and offer them some pointers for honing their game.

The first part of the guide establishes the basic rules of doubles pickleball, including how to serve, the rotation of servers, and scoring and game length. It also discusses what is and isn’t allowed in the no-volley zone and explains the double-bounce rule.

In the second part of the guide, readers will learn about the individual skills that they should work on to be competitive in doubles pickleball. For example, Experience Pickleball suggests that players practice their return of serve so that they consistently hit the ball back into the opponent’s no-volley zone. They also stress the importance of footwork and movement, particularly from the baseline, so players can cover the court more efficiently.

The second section of the guide also offers some skills that teams need to collectively develop to be successful. One of those is being able to communicate well both through words and gestures so that they present a unified front. Experience Pickleball also said that players must learn to move in unison to avoid gaps that the opposing team may exploit.

“If you use the tips we shared in the guide and become familiar with the rules of doubles, then playing pickleball might just become your favorite pastime,” said Damien Dansel, author of the guide and founder of Experience Pickleball. “Playing with a teammate instead of playing singles is a much better introduction to pickleball, so if you have someone who already knows how to play, try joining them and forming a pair to compete with others.”

About Experience Pickleball

Experience Pickleball is owned and operated by Damien Dansel, an avid player and fan of the sport based out of New York. In addition to guides, the site also provides product reviews for several pieces of pickleball equipment, including paddles, nets, balls, and accessories.

Interested parties can find more information at

Experience Pickleball

60 W 23rd St
Suite 638
United States

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