To Serve or Not to Serve!

Prior to the beginning of a match, one pickleball team is given the opportunity to choose to serve first in the first game OR to choose which side of the court they wish to occupy to start the game.  Which do you choose?  Is there one choice better than the other?  Several factors should be considered before making that choice.  Does your team have a server who is dominant - who has a serve difficult to return?  Is the sun and/or wind a factor?  Does one side of the court have more clearance behind the endline than the other?  Is the background behind the court more distracting on one side of the court than the other?  All of these factors, as well as perhaps others, should be considered.  Most important is that you want your team to gain the immediate advantage over your opponents.  Winning the first game of a match is always a morale booster!

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