How to Keep Score in Pickleball


Understanding the Basics: Learn the basics of scoring in pickleball, where games are played to 11 points, and you can only score when serving. 

Server Announces Score: The server should always announce the score before every serve to keep both teams informed. 

The Two-Point Rule: To win a game, you need to have a two-point lead. If the score is tied at 10-10, the game continues until someone leads by two. 

Inning and Outing: Know the difference between "inning" and "outing." The first team to serve in a game is the "inning" team, and the second is the "outing" team. 

Switch Sides at 6 Points: When the game reaches 6 points for either team, players switch sides of the court to account for any environmental factors like wind or sun. 

Mark the Score Clearly: Use a visible scoreboard, chalkboard, or a simple scorecard to keep the score visible and easily readable for all players and spectators. 

Pickleball is a fast-paced and exhilarating sport, and keeping score accurately is crucial for a fair game.