Pickleball Scoring Basics- Make it Easy with Me, You, Who?

The hardest part about teaching somebody
pickleball is usually teaching them how to score. Stay tuned. If you’re new to
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a new video every Saturday. Hey everybody it’s CJ Johnson I can’t tell you how many
times somebody has looked at me and said [email protected]? What the heck does that mean?
I sympathize with them when I first started playing this game I was confused
with the scoring. And today we’re going to talk about scoring basics. First let’s start with some terms that will help you. The right side is the even side, and the left side is odd After a side out or at the start of the game the serve always starts on the even side. We’ll talk about that in just a moment. There are three numbers in a pickleball score. The player who is serving calls the score. An easy way to think of it is Me, You and Who. It’s usually the WHO that confuses people. So if you followed this so far
put a little thumbs-up down in the comments below. When your team gets a sideout the who
starts all over again. Whoever the player is that’s standing in the even or
the right side of the box is server one and the odd side will be server two. In this game the score is 0-0 and Cheri and Lori have just gotten a
sideout. Since Cheri is standing on the even or the right side of the court she
serves first. Using Me -You -Who she says her score first which is
0. Her opponents score second which is O and since she is the first server
since the sideout she’s a 1 so the score is 0-0-1. There’s a fault made by the serving team so they don’t win a point and the other player on the
team Lori now gets a chance to serve. The score remains the same. She says her score first which is 0, her opponents score second which is still
0 but now since she’s the second person on the team to serve since the
sideout she’s a 2. So the score is 0-0-2. Since another fault is
made by the serving team it’s a sideout and my team gets to serve. I’m the first
person to serve since I’m standing on the even side of the court. I say our
score first which is 0, their score second which is 0 and since I’m the
first server I’m a 1. The score is 0-0-1 We win that rally and finally
win a point. The server keeps serving and we simply change sides until the serving
team commits a fault. My team commits a fault and ends the
rally it’s now my partner’s turn to serve. The score is still me 1- 0 but
since she is the second person to serve for our team since the last sideout
the score is 1-0 and who is 2. Earlier I mentioned there is one exception to each team
getting two serves. That’s the first service series of the game. They start from the even side of the court. but they would be considered 2. If you’re new here check out the beginner’s playlist it’s designed with you in mind. If this video helped you learn how to
keep score a little bit better give it a thumbs up or if you know somebody who’s
struggling with scoring share it with your pickleball playing friends. Because together we can Train Smart, Live Bold, Age Well


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