Is the Ball Dead If It Bounces Off You in Pickleball?

Is the game over when the ball touches the ground after hitting a player?

Ever wonder if a pickleball is dead once it bounces off you in a game? Let’s unravel the mystery!


  • Touching the ground makes you the floor is lava champ, but not in pickleball!
  • Once the ball tattoos your opponent, playtime is over.
  • Only below-wrist hits on the paddle hand keep the rally alive.

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