Nope! There are no second chances.
No more Let’s or Do-overs!
In pickleball, a let or do-over was called when the ball touched the net, but landed in play. The server was allowed another attempt.
As on Jan 2021, there are no more lets. If the served ball lands in play with or without touching the net, the ball is in play. In other words, let balls are now playable.
Serving Rules in Pickleball
- The server’s arm must be moving in an upward arc when the ball is struck.
- Paddle contact with the ball must not be made above the waist level.
- The head of the paddle must not be above the highest part of the wrist at contact.
- A ‘drop serve’ is also permitted in which case none of the elements above apply.
- At the time the ball is struck, the server’s feet may not touch the court or outside the imaginary extension of the sideline or centerline and at least one foot must be behind the baseline on the playing surface or the ground behind the baseline.
- The serve is made diagonally crosscourt and must land within the confines of the opposite diagonal court.
- Only one serve attempt is allowed per server.
When the ball is served, the receiving team must let it bounce before returning, and then the serving team must let it bounce before returning, thus two bounces.