Fun Quiz On Pickleball

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This is a fun quiz to see how well pickleball players know their game.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Pickleball was invented in what year?

    • A.

      1965

    • B.

      1975

    • C.

      1985

    • D.

      1995

    Correct Answer
    A. 1965
    Explanation
    Pickleball was invented in 1965.

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  • 2. 

    The game was name after the owner's?

    • A.

      Kid

    • B.

      Dog

    • C.

      Cat

    • D.

      Wife

    Correct Answer
    B. Dog
    Explanation
    The game was named after the owner's dog. This suggests that the owner had a special connection or fondness for their dog, and they decided to honor their pet by naming the game after them. It is possible that the dog played a significant role in the owner's life or was a beloved companion, leading to the decision to name the game after them.

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  • 3. 

    The name of the pet pickleball was named after.

    • A.

      Dill pickle

    • B.

      Pickles

    • C.

      Pickleball

    • D.

      Pickler

    Correct Answer
    B. Pickles
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "pickles" because the name of the pet "pickleball" is likely derived from the word "pickles," which is a common term for pickled cucumbers. This connection suggests that the pet may have been named after the food item due to its similar appearance or characteristics.

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  • 4. 

    What breed of dog did the owner name pickleball after?

    • A.

      Pomerian

    • B.

      Cocker spaniel

    • C.

      Weiner dog

    • D.

      Poodle

    Correct Answer
    B. Cocker spaniel
    Explanation
    The owner named their dog "pickleball" after the breed of dog called a cocker spaniel.

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  • 5. 

    The original court was used for..........

    • A.

      Tennis

    • B.

      Lawn bowling

    • C.

      Badminton

    • D.

      Bocce

    Correct Answer
    C. Badminton
    Explanation
    The original court was used for badminton because badminton is a sport that is typically played on a court. The other options, such as tennis, lawn bowling, and bocce, are also played on courts or specific playing areas, but the original court in this context refers to the one specifically used for badminton.

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  • 6. 

    The inventor cut the poles off at what height?

    • A.

      His neck

    • B.

      His waist

    • C.

      His knees

    • D.

      His head

    Correct Answer
    B. His waist
    Explanation
    The inventor cut the poles off at his waist. This means that the poles were cut at a height that is approximately at the level of his waist.

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  • 7. 

    The original ball use in the invention of pickleball was use to practice...

    • A.

      Baseball

    • B.

      Hockey

    • C.

      Golf

    • D.

      Tennis

    Correct Answer
    A. Baseball
    Explanation
    The original ball used in the invention of pickleball was used to practice baseball. This suggests that the creators of pickleball repurposed a baseball to create the game, possibly using it as a way to practice their baseball skills in a smaller and more confined space.

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  • 8. 

    The original paddle design came from what other sport?

    • A.

      Ping pong

    • B.

      Badminton

    • C.

      Tennis

    • D.

      Paddle ball

    Correct Answer
    A. Ping pong
    Explanation
    The original paddle design came from ping pong. This is because ping pong, also known as table tennis, is a sport that uses paddles to hit a small ball across a table. The design of the paddle used in ping pong was then adapted and used in other sports such as badminton, tennis, and paddle ball.

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  • 9. 

    The correct dimensions of a pickleball court are .....

    • A.

      20' X 50'

    • B.

      22' X 44'

    • C.

      20' X 44'

    • D.

      24 X 40"

    Correct Answer
    C. 20' X 44'
    Explanation
    The correct dimensions of a pickleball court are 20' X 44'.

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  • 10. 

    The correct name of the kitchen is .......

    • A.

      No hit zone

    • B.

      No step zone

    • C.

      No play zone

    • D.

      Non volley zone

    Correct Answer
    D. Non volley zone
    Explanation
    The correct name of the kitchen is the non volley zone. This term is used in the sport of pickleball, where the non volley zone refers to the area on the court close to the net. Players are not allowed to hit or volley the ball while standing inside this zone, and must let the ball bounce before hitting it if they are in this area. The non volley zone is an important part of the game as it helps to prevent players from dominating the net and encourages strategic play.

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  • 11. 

    The correct order of announcing the score is ....

    • A.

      Opposing team, your team, server number

    • B.

      Server number, opposing team, your team

    • C.

      Your team, opposing team, sever number

    • D.

      Your team, opposing team

    Correct Answer
    C. Your team, opposing team, sever number
    Explanation
    The correct order of announcing the score is your team, opposing team, server number. This order is commonly used in various sports or games to indicate the score progression. It is important to announce the score starting with your team first, followed by the opposing team, and then mentioning the server number. This sequence helps in clear communication and avoids confusion among the participants and spectators.

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  • 12. 

    The first name of the inventor of pickleball was

    • A.

      Jake

    • B.

      Joel

    • C.

      Jock

    • D.

      Jck

    Correct Answer
    B. Joel
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Joel because it is stated in the question that the first name of the inventor of pickleball was being asked. Among the given options, Joel is the only name that matches the criteria.

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  • 13. 

    The inventors wife claims that she actually named the game after ...

    • A.

      Cards

    • B.

      Boats

    • C.

      Cars

    • D.

      Joke

    Correct Answer
    B. Boats
    Explanation
    The correct answer is boats because the inventor's wife claims that she named the game after boats. This suggests that the game may have some connection or reference to boats, possibly in its theme or mechanics.

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  • 14. 

    The game of pickleball can be played to what scores in tournaments

    • A.

      11, 15, 21

    • B.

      7, 9 , 11

    • C.

      11, 15, 17 11, 15, 17

    • D.

      11, 15, 21, 31

    Correct Answer
    A. 11, 15, 21
    Explanation
    In tournaments, the game of pickleball can be played to scores of 11, 15, and 21. This means that players can win a game by reaching any of these three score thresholds first.

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  • 15. 

    The Dura Fast 40 pickleball has how many holes

    • A.

      56

    • B.

      46

    • C.

      36

    • D.

      40

    Correct Answer
    D. 40
    Explanation
    The Dura Fast 40 pickleball has 40 holes.

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  • 16. 

    On what island was the game of pickleball first played?

    • A.

      Aruba

    • B.

      Bainbridge

    • C.

      Victoria

    • D.

      Seattle

    Correct Answer
    B. Bainbridge
    Explanation
    Bainbridge is the correct answer because the game of pickleball was first played on Bainbridge Island. This island, located in Washington state, is where the game was invented by Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum in 1965. The game was initially created as a form of entertainment for their families, using improvised equipment and rules. Over time, pickleball gained popularity and spread to other parts of the world, becoming the widely enjoyed sport it is today.

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  • 17. 

    The proper setting for a pickleball net is ........

    • A.

      38 and 36

    • B.

      36 and 34

    • C.

      38 and 36

    • D.

      40 and 38

    Correct Answer
    B. 36 and 34
    Explanation
    The proper setting for a pickleball net height is 36 inches at the sidelines and 34 inches in the center. This slight dip in the middle ensures a consistent playing experience and aligns with official pickleball rules and regulations.

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  • 18. 

    What three countries belong to the International Federation of Pickleball

    • A.

      Canada, Japan, USA

    • B.

      Canada, India, USA

    • C.

      Canada, China, USA

    • D.

      Canada, Mexico, USA

    Correct Answer
    B. Canada, India, USA
    Explanation
    The International Federation of Pickleball is an organization that governs the sport of pickleball worldwide. Among the given options, Canada, India, and USA are the three countries that belong to this federation.

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  • 19. 

    What famous pickleball player's nick name is Yoda

    • A.

      Steve Wong

    • B.

      Tim Nelson

    • C.

      Mark Friedenberg

    • D.

      Tim McGraw

    Correct Answer
    C. Mark Friedenberg
    Explanation
    Mark Friedenberg is the famous pickleball player whose nickname is Yoda.

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  • 20. 

    What ball is use most frequently for indoor play?

    • A.

      Cosmos

    • B.

      JUGS

    • C.

      Dura Indoor

    • D.

      Dura fast 40

    Correct Answer
    C. Dura Indoor
    Explanation
    The Dura Indoor ball is the most frequently used ball for indoor play. This ball is specifically designed for indoor use, with features that make it suitable for playing on indoor surfaces. It is durable and has a softer feel compared to outdoor balls, which makes it ideal for indoor play. The Dura Indoor ball is commonly used in indoor sports such as volleyball, basketball, and soccer, making it the correct answer for this question.

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  • 21. 

    It is a fault to step into the non volley zone even if the shot is dead on the other side.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. In pickleball, it is not considered a fault to step into the non-volley zone (also known as the kitchen) after the ball is dead on the other side. A fault for entering the non-volley zone occurs if a player steps into it on a volley shot (hitting the ball before it bounces) or if their momentum from making a volley shot carries them into the zone. However, once the ball is dead—meaning the point has ended—a player can step into the non-volley zone without committing a fault.

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  • 22. 

    If you hit a volley outside the NV Zone but you partner is standing in the NV Zone at the time, it is a fault.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The partner can be standing any where. Only the person hitting the ball in the air commits a fault by stepping in the NV Zone.

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  • 23. 

    If a cracked ball is discovered after a rally is complete, the referee can decided whether the cracked ball affected the rally and either award a point or call for a replay or let.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. In pickleball, if a ball is discovered to be cracked after a rally is complete, the standard rule is that the outcome of the rally stands as played. The rationale is that it's often difficult to determine exactly when the ball became cracked and whether it significantly affected the play. There isn't a rule that gives the referee discretion to decide if the cracked ball affected the rally to the extent of awarding a point, calling for a replay, or declaring a let based on the condition of the ball after the rally has concluded. The discovery of a cracked ball typically results in the ball being replaced before the next serve, without altering the results of previous rallies.

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  • 24. 

    Yelling OUT is deemed to be a distraction and the opposing team will be awarded a point.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Out is actually player communication and is allowed. It may be distracting to the opposing team but is not considered so.

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  • 25. 

    A server can serve with one foot in the court at the time he or she makes contact with the ball?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The server must have both feet behind the llne on a serve. Once foot can be in the air but not in the court. Both feet must be between the sideline and the middle line on the service court.

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  • 26. 

    A player can make contact with the ball more than once as long as subsequent hits are part of the same continuous motion of the paddle.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Players are allowed to hit the ball more than once as long as it is part of the same stroke.

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  • 27. 

    A player can score a point even if a player is standing behind the baseline and is hit by the ball.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Yes a player gets points by hitting other players with the ball even if they are out of bounds. The ball is not dead until it hits the court.

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  • 28. 

    The non receiving player can stand any where on his side of the court including the serving court or in the non volley zone.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Although some players use this as a distraction, the non receiving player can stand any where on his side of the court. If he is hit by the ball on the fly, it is a point for the serving team.

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  • 29. 

    If the wrong person plays the ball on the receiving team, it is considered a let serve and the serve is taken over.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    If the wrong player receives the ball, a point is automatically awarded to the serving team and they switch service courts.

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  • 30. 

    If a ball bounces over the net and either the wind or the back spin causes the ball to bounce on the opponents' side and then back over the net to the server's side without being touched, it is a point for the serving team.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In this case the receiving team has to touch the ball or it is a point for the serving team. They can reach over the net to touch the ball but must not make contact with the net.

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  • 31. 

    If a let serve hits the non receiving player and thus served to the wrong court it is not a let serve but a loss of serve.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    True. In pickleball, if a let serve (a serve that hits the net but still lands in the correct service court) is served to the wrong court and then hits the non-receiving player, it is not considered a let serve. Instead, it results in a fault against the serving team, leading to a loss of serve. The key distinction here is that for a serve to be considered a let and replayed without penalty, it must land in the correct service court. If it lands in the wrong court, regardless of it being a let serve, the serve does not follow the standard rules of play and results in a fault.

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  • 32. 

    The non receiving player can catch the ball after it hits the court service if the serve is to the wrong court.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    You can catch the ball or the ball can hit you and it is a service fault. The ball is dead as soon as it hits the court surface in the wrong court.

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  • 33. 

    The serving team must let the ball bounce on the return off serve.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This is the double bounce rule. The ball must bounce on both sides of the net before it can be volleyed.

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  • 34. 

    In rally point scoring, you must be serving to get a point.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In rally point scoring the team that wins the rally gets a point and the serve. It does not matter who is serving.

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  • 35. 

    The team starting a game receives only one service down.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The team starting gets only one service to prevent an 11 - 0 score on the first serve, in theory at least.

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  • 36. 

    A normal game of pickleball goes to 11 points win by 2.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A normal game of pickleball goes to 11 points win by 2. This means that in order to win the game, a player or team must score 11 points and have a lead of at least 2 points over their opponents. This rule is commonly followed in pickleball matches to ensure that the winner has a clear advantage over the loser.

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  • 37. 

    Pickleball was invented as a kids game and seniors took over.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Joe Pritchard and Bill Bell invented the game to entertain the kids who were bored with badminton. Many sports such as tennis were kids games of hand ball and adults took over and made up rules.

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  • 38. 

    The non volley line is actually part of the non volley zone or ktichen.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Yes. The non volley line is part of the kitchen. That is why the serve must clear the non volley line or it landed in the kitchen.

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  • 39. 

    In a refereed game, the players call all lines on their side of the net but not the short serve.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In a refereed game, the players are responsible for calling all lines on their side of the net, except for the short serve. This means that the players must make their own judgments on whether the ball is in or out of bounds on their side. However, the short serve, which refers to a serve that does not go over the net, is typically called by the referee. Therefore, the statement "True" is correct as it accurately describes the responsibility of the players in calling lines in a refereed game.

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  • 40. 

    In tournament play, any ball any color can be used under IFP rules.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Yes, Even and indoor ball can be used for an outdoor tournament or vice versa by usapa official rules.

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  • 41. 

    Wooden paddles can be used in tournament play.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    All paddles approved by the usapa can be used for sanctioned tournament play. Home made paddles can no longer be used but a manufactured Diller wooded paddle is still legal. Players can make modifications to paddles as long as they do not impart more spin or make the paddle larger than the 24 inches.

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  • 42. 

    A ball can be hit around the net pole and still be in play if it lands in the opponent's playing court.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Yes. A ball can be played around the post and it does not have to go over the net or be at net height.

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  • 43. 

    43. Not waiting for the referee to call the score is a technical foul and can result in loss of serve.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The server must wait for the referee to call the score or it is loss of serve on a technical foul.

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  • 44. 

    Legal paddles must all have the same size face.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The paddle face can vary in size. Paddles with longer handles will have a smaller face and vice versa.

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  • 45. 

    Most paddle manufactures are located in Seattle WA because of Boeing Airlines.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    All composite and aluminum paddles are made from seconds from the manufacture of airlines. Next, time you miss a ball you can blame your paddle because it is a second. The game also started there and Pickleball Inc was one of the first suppliers of paddles.

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  • 46. 

    There is no such thing as a graphite paddle.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. There is such a thing as a graphite paddle in pickleball. Graphite paddles are quite popular among players for their lightweight properties and ability to provide good control and power. The surface of a graphite paddle is typically made from a thin layer of graphite over a core of polymer, nomex honeycomb, or aluminum, offering a blend of performance characteristics appealing to many players.

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  • 47. 

    The referee is responsible for calling the short serve or a ball hitting the non volley line on a serve.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The referee is responsible for calling the short serve line. This is the only line the referee calls. Players call all other lines on their side of the court.

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  • 48. 

    If on partner calls the ball OUT and the partner calls it in, the ball will be considered in.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In pickleball, if one partner calls the ball out and the other partner calls it in, the ball is considered in. This is because the benefit of the doubt is given to the team that keeps the ball in play, promoting fairness and sportsmanship in the game.

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  • 49. 

    The non volley line is set at 6' 6" the same as the short service line on a badminton court.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The front edge of the non volley line is set a 7 feet. Another line has to be added to a badminton court at the 7' mark to be legal for a sanctioned tournament.

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  • 50. 

    The number and size of holes in a pickleball affect the speed and spin that can be applied to the ball.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The original Dura ball had 56 holes but this was reduced to 40 to increase the speed and prevent breakage. An indoor ball has much larger holes and therefore does not travel as fast as a harder Dura outdoor ball

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