RULES FOR TRICKLEBALL
variation on the
basic rules of pickleball
is great for four players
who perhaps are not
evenly matched but
are friends and have a
sense of fun.
• Use one deck of
playing cards, jokers
• The server has the
option of drawing a
card prior to serving.
• Maximum of 8 cards
per team per game.
If a deck of cards is not available, use a pair of dice: 11
subs for Jack, 12 subs for Queen. Disregard actions for
King and Ace. Maximum of 8 rolls per team per game.
Subtract 3 points from opponent’s score unless result is
less than zero.
Add 3 points to your score, unless result is 11 or higher.
Play exclusive dink game after the serve and return.
Your team gets a third serve.
Lob is illegal on the next point.
The ball can bounce twice on the next point.
All four players cannot use their backhand on the next
One of opponent’s players sits out the next point.
You have the option of serving overhand on the next point.
All four players play the next point with their nondominant hand.
Queen You and your partner can volley the next point at the net
— no kitchen rule.
Switch partners; server chooses which opponent is now
JUNE 2016 |