The goal of the FBC Pickleball League is to create an opportunity to deepen and develop relationships within the FBC body and with others from our community with the ultimate goal for all involved to grow in a closer walk with God.

Register by April 28.
League begins the week of May 6 on Mondays & Thursdays.


League Names & Ages

  • 18 - 44 League: Chill Pickles
  • 45+: League: Someone's in the Kitchen with Dina

How do you determine what league you should sign up for if a doubles team has players split between both age brackets? Add the ages of both players together and divide by two. The average age of the team will determine what league you should sign up for.


General Rules

1. Games will be decided by best two (2) out of three (3) matches. A

winner must score 11 points and win by two.

 - Games are set to a hard cap of 60 minutes.

RULES- Doubles Matches

1. The service shall be delivered so it touches first the server’s right half court or the center line on his/her side of the net, and then, passing directly over the net, touching the receiver’s right half court or center line on his/her side of the net.

2. Once the first server loses or commits a fault, the second server begins serving until they lose or commit a fault.

     a. After the serving team has retired both serve attempts the opposing team will being their services rounds

The Serve

• The serve must be made underhand.

• Paddle contact with the ball must be below the server’s waist (navel level).

• The serve is initiated with at least one foot behind the baseline; neither foot may contact the baseline or court until after the ball is struck.

• The serve is made diagonally crosscourt and must land within the confines of the opposite diagonal court.

• Only one serve attempt is allowed, except in the event of a let (the ball touches the net on the serve and lands on the proper service court; let serves are replayed).

Service Sequence

• Both players on the serving doubles team have the opportunity to serve and score points until they commit a fault

• The first serve of each side-out is made from the right/even court.

• If a point is scored, the server switches sides and the server initiates the next serve from the left/odd court.

• As subsequent points are scored, the server continues switching back and forth until a fault is committed and the first server loses the serve.

• When the first server loses the serve the partner then serves from their correct side of the court (except for the first service sequence of the game).

• The second server continues serving until his team commits a fault and loses the serve to the opposing team.

• Once the service goes to the opposition (at side out), the first serve is from the right/even court and both players on that team have the opportunity to serve and score points until their team commits two faults.

Two-Bounce Rule

• When the ball is served, the receiving team must let it bounce before returning, and then the serving team must let it bounce before returning, thus two bounces.

• After the ball has bounced once in each team’s court, both teams may either volley the ball (hit the ball before it bounces) or play it off a bounce (ground stroke).

• The two-bounce rule eliminates the serve and volley advantage and extends rallies.

Non-Volley Zone (aka “the Kitchen)

• The non-volley zone is the court area within 7 feet on both sides of the net.

• Volleying is prohibited within the non-volley zone. This rule prevents players from executing smashes from a position within the zone.

• It is a fault if, when volleying a ball, the player steps on the non-volley zone, including the line and/or when the player’s momentum causes them or anything they are wearing or carrying to touch the non-volley zone including the associated lines.

• It is a fault if, after volleying, a player is carried by momentum into or touches the non-volley zone, even if the volleyed ball is declared dead before this happens.

• A player may legally be in the non-volley zone any time other than when volleying a ball.

• The non-volley zone is commonly referred to as “the kitchen.” Line Calls

• A ball contacting any line, except the non-volley zone line on a serve, is considered “in.”

• A serve contacting the non-volley zone line is short and a fault.


• A fault is any action that stops play because of a rule violation.

• A fault by the receiving team results in a point for the serving team.

• A fault by the serving team results in the server’s loss of serve or side out.


Special Information to Note: This tournament is for the fun and enjoyment of those participating and watching. Inappropriate behavior by any player(s) could result in disqualification of the player and/or team for the remainder of the league. Any fan or spectator acting disrespectfully or inappropriately will be asked to leave the premises and will not be allowed to return.