Tennis Rules

Tennis is a sport usually played between two players (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a racket that is strung to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponent’s court. Tennis is played on a rectangular, flat surface, usually grass, clay, or…

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Table Shuffleboard Rules

Table Shuffleboard is a game in which players push metal‐and‐plastic weighted pucks (also called Weights) down a long and smooth wooden table into a scoring area at the opposite end of the table. Shooting is performed with the hand directly, as opposed to Floor Shuffleboard’s use of cue sticks. The objective of the game is…

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Swimming Rules

Swimming is a water based sport in which competitors race each other in a pool at set distances, using a variety of strokes. Alberta 55 plus currently features Freestyle, Breast stroke, Back Stroke and Individual Medley, as well as a Time Predicted race. DOWNLOAD THE PDF: Rules of Swimming 1. The Alberta 55 Plus Games…

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Slo-Pitch Rules

Slo‐Pitch is a bat‐and‐ball sport played between two teams of nine to fourteen players. It is a direct descendant of baseball although there are some key differences: softballs are larger than baseballs, and the pitches are thrown underhand rather than overhand. In Slo‐Pitch, the pitch is thrown with a high arc at a slow speed,…

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Scrabble Rules

Scrabble is a word game in which two players score points by forming words from individual lettered tiles on a gameboard marked with a 15‐by‐15 grid. The words are formed across and down in crossword fashion and must appear in a standard dictionary. Official reference works provide a list of permissible words. DOWNLOAD THE RULES:…

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Pool – Snooker Rules

Snooker is a pool game played on a green a baize‐covered pool table with 6 pockets. It is played using a cue and 22 snooker balls: one white cue ball, 15 red balls worth one point each, and six balls of different colours: yellow (2 points), green (3), brown (4), blue (5), pink (6) and…

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Pool – 8 Ball Rules

8‐Ball is pool game played on a pool table with 6 pockets and sixteen balls: a cue ball and fifteen object balls, consisting of seven striped balls, seven solid‐colored balls and the black 8 ball. After the balls are scattered with a break shot, the players are assigned either the group of solid balls or…

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Pickleball Rules

DOWNLOAD THE PDF: Rules of Pickleball A. The COURT The court dimensions are identical to a doubles badminton court. The size of the court is 20’ x 44’ for both doubles and singles. The net is hung at 36” on ends, and hangs 34” in the middle. Use the doubles badminton court lines on the…

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Military Whist Rules

Military Whist is a trick-taking card game using a standard deck of 52 cards, a preset pattern of play and 12 small markers or flags. No paper scoring is necessary. Each table has a team of 4 players with a leader to control movement of play. The winning table or team is the one that…

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Ice Curling Rules

Curling is a sport in which players slide stones across a sheet of ice towards a target area. Two teams, each of four players, take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones, also called “rocks”, across the ice curling sheet towards the house, a circular target marked on the ice. Each team has eight stones. The…

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