Capital City Open Pickleball Tournament

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The Capital City Open Pickleball Tournament is here and it is going to be held at the Downtown and Bell Road YMCA in Montgomery Alabama. Registration for the Tournament will start on September 17th 2018 till October 12th 2018.


This event will feature Men, Ladies and Mixed Doubles.

Mixed Double Pool Play will be at Downtown & Bell Road Y (Saturday morning)

Mixed Doubles Tournament will be at Downtown Y only (Saturday afternoon)

Men’s & Ladies’ Tournament will be at Downtown Y only (Sunday)

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  • The Serve

Serves are to be made diagonally, starting with the right-hand service-square and alternating each serve. The serve must clear the seven-foot non-volley-zone in front of the net and land in the diagonal service court.  Players on each side must let the ball bounce once before volleys are allowed, and there is a seven-foot no-volley zone on each side of the net, to prevent “spiking.” The server continues to serve, alternating service courts, until he or she faults. The first side scoring eleven points and leading by at least two points wins. Pickle-ball can be played with singles or doubles.

  • Double-Bounce Rule

Also called the Two Bounce Rule, each team must play their first shot off of the bounce. That is, the receiving team must let the serve bounce and the serving team must let the return of the serve bounce before playing it. Once these two bounces have occurred, the ball can either be volleyed or played off the bounce.

  • Scoring

A team shall score a point only when serving. A player who is serving shall continue to do so until a fault is made by his/her team. If playing doubles, each player on a team shall keep serving until their team makes a fault, then the server moves to the opposing team – this is called a Side Out. The game is played to 11 points, however, a team must win by 2 points.

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