See if you recognize this scenario.
You serve the ball. Your opponent makes a nice deep return and that point turns into a 10 plus shot rally, filled with dinks and lobs and
hard drive shots, that eventually ends with you hitting a great shot down the middle for a winner.
Then while your opponent chases down the dead ball, this discussion begins.
“Alright who’s serve is it?” “What is the score?” “Am I on the right side?”
That scenario plays out on pickleball courts across America and around the world every day.
And if one player on each side of the net is wearing a First Server Wristband, the answer to those questions becomes much easier to figure out.
A First Server Wristband is used to help easily identify the person who, at the beginning of the game, served first for your team. That magical wristband helps avoid arguments and settle disputes because it automatically tells you a couple of things.
Number One: It tells you who did indeed started the game serving for your team. That identified player would have started serving the game from the right/even side of the court as the team is facing the net.
Number Two: That magical wristband also tells you that the wearer will serve or receive all even points from the right side of the court, and all odd points from the left side.
So next time you get into one of those really long points, where everyone stands and looks at each other with the question, “who served
that?” or “what is the score?”, remember that having a first server wristband on a player on each side of the net will definitely help you sort it out.
If you can remember what the score was when the last side-out occurred, you can look for those players wearing the wristbands or other first serve indicators and figure things out quickly. Problems solved and many disagreements averted.
Always have a couple of first server wristbands in your bag and wear them every time you play. You will be very glad you did.
Hope you are playing pickleball today because as you already know….Pickleball Rocks!
Rocket, Mindy, Cam, Jason, Zack, Josh, Abby, Stephanie and LeEllen
The Pickleball Rocks Team