Australian Doubles Pickleball: The Exciting Odd-Numbered Game

“Let’s play cutthroat,” said the dude in the high socks, neon sneakers and Fila pickleball visor. 

“Uh, sure,” I replied.

I then braced for impact. Was this dude gonna charge at me?

It was at this moment I was introduced to Australian Doubles, also known as Cutthroat, a popular pickleball variation that is perfect when you only have three players. The innovative game keeps everyone engaged when you are short one player and brings out players’ competitive sides. Learn how it works and why you should add it to your next pickleball outing.

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