Nothing drives me crazier than a ball floating between my partner and me down the middle. But two people crowding each other attempting to cover the middle isn’t great either. So what’s the best approach?
Click on the link HERE to read what Sarah Ansboury advises when you and your partner are trying to cover the whole court!!
What do you do when your opponent starts blasting balls at you and you’re stuck playing defense, barely keeping your head above water? There’s actually a way you can take those hard hit balls and slow them down, making your opponent play YOUR game. Hear from 5.0 player Scott Moore as he talks about a helpful strategy he uses to slow the ball down and reset the point. In this episode of Pickleball 411, Scott lays out why this technique is helpful, how to do it, and even gives a drill to practice this skill with your partner. This is a great, quick video that can make a difference in your pickleball strategy.
Handling a strong net team is tough. In this video, Third Shot Pickleball coach Mark Renneson shows you how to neutralize the net players with a great third shot drop.
This is a great interview with a high level pickleball player. It reinforces the need to slow the game down, dink and work with your partner and the emphasis on ‘practice’ of different shots.
This drill is for all levels of player, working on third shot, drop shot, volleys, blocking, overheads, lobs and running down lobs. You can make adjustments for your level. one player starts at the back line while working their way to the No Volley Line to reset the point, once there they lob the other person and the process is reversed. Click below to view.
Here are some tips from the Pickleball Guru on how to play pickleball in the wind.
#1 Keep your eye on the ball
#2 Heighten your senses
#3 Don’t take the conditions for granted
#4 Rein in your game
And Pickleball Guru’s Top 5 Tips to compensate for the wind.
To read all the details click on this link: How to play in the wind
Do you know one of the secrets to taking your game to the next level? It’s mastering the soft game using the dink! Many players love to smash the ball hard, but everyone knows top players use dinking to control the game and ultimately win. In this episode of Pickleball 411, we are fortunate enough to hear from pickleball ambassador Tom Early from Canton, Georgia as he demonstrates a key reason why you must have the dink as part of your game plus five steps to get started!