Dead-ball rules in pickleball game
When a fault has occurred, the ball is deemed “dead.” Basically, any action that stops play will require declaring the ball dead. The ball will not be considered dead while it is in play until the moment it bounces twice. Players might also call a ball dead when anything hinders play, such as a stray ball that comes onto the playing surface or a person who disrupts play by walking onto the court.
5.1. A dead ball is declared after any action that stops play.
5.2. A ball is declared dead once it has bounced twice before being returned or has violated one of the fault rules. See Section 4.
5.3. A hinder called by the referee or player will result in a dead ball. The referee will determine if the hinder called by the player was valid. A valid hinder will result in a replay.
5.4. A service let called by the referee or player will result in a dead ball.