As long as you make an underhanded arc that’s below waist level (more on that later), then you’ll be fine. There are ways to make this underhanded serve powerful, but we’ll save that for the end of the article. And yes, spin junkies, that means you can’t swing from left to right or vice versa!
Moreover, how do you get backspin in pickleball?
Secondly, what are the 3 rules of a pickleball serve?
Based on these official pickleball serve rules, there are 3 criteria to having a legal serve: (1) arm must be moving in an upward arc – or, in other words, the paddle needs to be going in an upward motion, (2) contact with the ball must be made below the waist and (3) the highest part of the paddle cannot be above the …
Can a return of serve land in the kitchen in pickleball?
The serve must never land in the non-volley zone (kitchen), even if it hits the net beforehand. If it does, it’s an automatic fault, and you lose the point or serve. But it’s also a fault if it hits one of the kitchen lines.
The top spin is generally used between mid-court and NVZ, but is most effective only when or if the ball is within 4-8 inches from the top of the net. Any higher and it gives the opponent a chance for a slam.