Also referred to as the non-volley zone, the kitchen is the area close to the net where players are prohibited from hitting volleys. Players must avoid entering this zone while hitting volleys to maintain fair play.
In a pickleball rally, the third shot drop is the shot played by the serving team after their return. It's often a softly executed drop shot aimed at positioning the receiving team further back on the court.
Topspin is a type of spin where the ball rotates forward, causing it to dip and drop more quickly after crossing the net. It's used to control depth and create challenging shots.
The two-bounce rule mandates that each team must let the ball bounce once on each side before they can start volleying. It adds strategy and allows for a fair exchange.