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The pickleball terms, phrases, words, people, and organizations that start with the letter "U" include:
Unattackable – A solid shot on the pickleball courts is one that is unattackable by your opponents. Conversely, attackable shots allow your opponents to go on the offensive and likely win the point.
Underhand Serve – Pickleball uses an underhand serve (unlike tennis, which has an overhand serve). The rules of pickleball require the serve to be hit below your waist with your paddle head in a downward position. With these basic rules in mind, there are many different options for the serve in pickleball—inside out, top spin, flat, lob, power, etc.
Unforced Error – Pickleball is a game of consistency—which player or which team can make the fewest amount of unforced errors on the pickleball court? If you can be more consistent, and reduce your unforced errors, your pickleball game will certainly skyrocket.
Unpredictable – Pickleball players generally want to be unpredictable. By being unpredictable, your opponents will not be able to anticipate your shots.
US Open Pickleball Championships – The US Open Pickleball Championships in Naples, Florida is one of the largest pickleball tournaments in the world and known to be a week-long pickleball party.
USA Pickleball – USA Pickleball (formerly known as the USAPA) is the governing body for the sport of pickleball. USA Pickleball is also the keeper of the official rules of the sport of pickleball, as well as the host of the USA Pickleball National Championships, which is one of the best and biggest pickleball tournaments in the world.
UTPR – The UTPR is the official USA Pickleball Tournament Player Rating. The UTPR is a two- or four-digit number that represents your rating or skill level in comparison to other pickleball players. UTPRs vary from 1.0 to 6.0, with 6.0 being reserved for the top pro pickleball players.
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Updated as of January 6, 2021
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