Trying out pickleball for the first time with a badminton background? Rest assure, it’s easier than you think and lots of fun. Pickleball is a combination of tennis/badminton (Tennis height net but with a court dimension similar to badminton).
To start, know the rules: https://www.pickleball.com/rules-how-to-play-pickleball-s/106.htm
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Here are some key things that you will notice immediately stepping on the court
- Court coverage is slightly more because during serves and back court play, you might find yourself behind the back line
- Due to the racket length being shorter than a badminton racket, you will find your timing being a bit off when you are trying an overhead stroke
- On the serve receive, you might simply use a defensive short backhand stroke (similar to badminton when your partner is sparring with you in the front of the net and you are trying to drive it back to him), don’t; you need to do a nice backhand follow through to properly return the ball.