Baseline: The line at the back of the pickleball court (22 feet from the net).
Centerline: The line bisecting the service courts that extends from the non-volley zone line to the baseline.
Crosscourt: The opponent's court diagonally opposite yours.
Dink: A soft, low shot, initiated from within or just behind the non-volley zone, that lands in the opponent's non-volley zone.
Double Bounce Rule: After a serve, each team must play their first shot off the bounce, after which the ball can be played off the bounce or volleyed.
Fault: An infringement of the rules that ends the rally.
Foot Fault: Failure to keep at least one foot behind the baseline and touching the ground at the moment the paddle contacts the ball during a serve, or stepping on or into the non-volley zone while volleying a ball.
Half-Volley: A type of hit where the player hits the ball immediately after it has bounced in an almost scoop-like fashion.
Let Serve: A serve that touches the top of the net and lands in the proper service court (it is replayed without penalty).
Non-Volley Zone: A seven-foot area adjacent to the net within which you may not volley the ball. The non-volley zone usually includes all lines around it.
Poach: In doubles, to cross over into your partner's area to play a ball.
Rally: Hitting the ball back and forth between opponents.
Serve(Service): An underhand lob or drive stroke used to put a ball into play at the beginning of a point.
Server Number: When playing doubles, either “1” or “2,” depending on whether you are the first or second server for your side. This number is appended to the score when it is called.
Sideline: The line at the side of the court.
Volley: To hit the ball before it bounces.