Pickleball is a paddle sport that whose gameplay draws influence from badminton, lawn tennis and table tennis. The contact of the paddle with the perforated whiffle ball allows the players to produce a variety of shots in fast-paced rallies.
The net that partitions the court in Pickleball is 36 inches high at the posts and 34 inches high in the middle. Professional Pickleball players master the art of hitting shots that travel a few inches above the net, making a parabola such that the opponent finds it difficult to return from a low height. The shots are more effective when inculcated with some pace or spin.
It is challenging for a Pickleball player to consisteadtly hit those shots in Pickleball. Oftentimes, unintentionally, the shot hit by a Pickleball player brushes or hits the tape of the net. This causes the ball to change direction or drop it’s pace while landing within bounds on the other side of the court.
The player who hit the shot often gains an advantage in the scoreboard as they win the point due to the unreturnable nature of the shot. The player who hit the shot apologises in the spirit of the game as the shot hit was unintentional. Such a shot is called Bash.
It is important to note that a shot is only called a Bash if the ball that has brushed or hit the net lands within bounds. If it lands outside bounds it is a routine point that is lost by the player for hitting the ball out of bounds.