Quoted from PhantomO:
Hello Ylva and Linda, and welcome to the magic. You can find a rules list in the manual, and on this thread at post ##272. Some suggested home settings are in post #4987. My advice is to use easy play settings at first so you can get to know the game. In particular, maximum ball save time and maximum times for stage and movie modes. You can also set it to 5-ball games. Good luck and enjoy.
He's serious. The game is HARD on regular settings. Make sure it is set up to slightly higher than 6.0 pitch (not 6.5! at least not at first). Remember it is not a "flow" game, it is about precision.