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Pickleball debuts at The Moorings Club

Pickleball debuts at The Moorings Club 
This February, The Moorings Club opened four new Pickleball courts, to compliment three new tennis courts, and six existing courts. Our request sports facility is second to none and will surely engage members and attract new members for years to come.

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the United States of America. Today a reported 2.8 million Pickleball players exist in the United States. Pickleball is a miniature form of tennis, with a plastic ball (similar to a Wiffle ball) and underhand serves.

The main differences between tennis and Pickleball are that in Pickleball, you serve underhand, the ball has less bounce, there's no doubles alley (singles and doubles are played on the same-size court) and there is a 7-foot no-volley zone, popularly called "the kitchen," extending from the net. The ball must bounce twice, once on each side of the court, before players can hit the ball in the air or on the “volley”.

The ball is served diagonally (starting with the right-hand service-square), and points can only be scored by the side that serves. 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 court is 20 feet by 44 feet with a low net in the middle, and you can play singles or doubles. Doubles is more popular. Games are usually played to 11. You have to win by two, and only the server can score. Often, you'll play three games. In total, it'll take about an hour to an hour and a half to play all three games. 

For more information on getting involved, please contact the Tennis Pro Shop at (772) 231-5997. 

The Moorings Yacht & Country Club
100 Harbour Drive | Vero Beach, FL 32963 | P: 772.231.1004

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