Are The Lines In Or Out In Pickleball

In pickleball, if a ball touches any part of a line, it is considered “in play.” This rule applies to various lines, including the baseline, sideline, and kitchen line, which is the non-volley zone. There is, however, one exception to this rule, which pertains to the serve.

When serving, the server is required to stand behind the baseline, and the ball must clear the non-volley zone, or kitchen area, by landing beyond the kitchen line on the other side of the court. If the ball touches the kitchen line while serving, it results in a fault.