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I’m Rusty and this is a new show from Pickleball Channel where we’re gonna provide you all kinds of information about the sport of Pickleball.
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Today’s idea came to us when we heard Kari’s story, of pickleball players everywhere.
Today’s idea came to us when we heard Kari’s story, especially since most people in the country actually have to play on some kind of temporary court.
My name’s Kari, and we have this small basketball court in the backyard. …and we love to use it. We’re trying to find different ways to have fun with it and I heard about Pickleball and we thought we’d give it a shot. heard about Pickleball and we thought we’d give it a shot.
So in our very first episode of Pickleball 411, we’re gonna show you how to take a paved surface and mark mark it off with chalk and painter’s tape in order to setup a temporary court. Now we’re using the USAPA court dimensions but don’t worry about being exactly perfect, because the important thing is to just get out there and play. The tools you need, are a temporary net, 3 twenty-five foot tape measures, chalk, and painters tape.
First, you have to setup the net. The USAPA has a great portable net that’s easy to setup so we asked some neighborhood kids to help us out. [♪ music underneath ♪] so we asked some neighborhood kids to help us out. [♪ music underneath ♪] ♪ upbeat music ♪ ♪ upbeat music ♪ The next step is to measure out the outside lines of the court using the three measuring tapes. Place your measuring tape about a foot inside the net as your starting point for one sideline. Then pull the tape out to 22 feet. For the baseline, place your second measuring tape at the 22 foot mark of the sideline tape, and simply extend the baseline tape out 20 feet.
For the other sideline, start at the net and pull the measuring tape 22 feet, and connect it to the 20 foot mark of your baseline measuring tape. So now you should have something that looks like this.
Ok so it’s time to mark. Just run your chalk along the edge of the measuring tape, all the way down, starting with the sideline and remember it’s ok if it’s not perfect. ♪ upbeat music ♪
Now go ahead and mark your baseline with chalk. And as you’re doing it, mark the midpoint at 10 feet. ♪ upbeat music ♪ ♪ upbeat music ♪ So now our outside edges are marked with chalk.
The next step is to mark the non-volley line. Now walk the baseline measuring tape all the way up to the 7 foot mark of the sideline measuring tapes. Then run your chalk along the measuring tape, and when you get halfway go ahead and make a mark at 10 feet. Then finish drawing your non-volley line. Using the same measuring tape you used to mark the non-volley line, just rotate 90 degrees and connect the 2 midpoints you marked at 10 feet. It’s time to make your final mark. Run your chalk along the edge of the measuring tape all the way down to create your center line.
Ok, all that’s left is to just tape along the chalk lines. Just hold one end, stretch it all the way out, and then slowly lower it down onto the chalk, tapping it in order to secure it. ♪ upbeat music ♪ ♪ upbeat music ♪ ♪ upbeat music ♪
Now just repeat the same process for the other side… and you’re ready to play.
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The court’s setup, the kids are having fun… thank you so much to everybody who helped us out,
we couldn’t have done it without you, we hope this was helpful… and now there’s only one thing left to do, and that’s Go Play!
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