The following is an abbreviated form of the rules to give a quick overview of how the game is played. Click Here to see the official rules. If there is a conflict between this summary and the official rules, the official rules prevail. (Provided by USAPA.org.)
Basic Rules Overview
*At the beginning of each new game only one partner on the serving team has the opportunity to serve before faulting, after which the service passes to the receiving team.
Determining Serving Team
Any fair method can be used to determine which player or team has first choice of side, service, or receive. (Example: Write a 1 or 2 on the back of the score sheet.)