Instruction

Even as a beginner, you should try to get to the kitchen line after hitting a serve return or third shot if you are the serving team.  This is because most points in Pickleball are won by the team that controls the net.  Many times beginning Pickleball players stay at the baseline.  However, making the...
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When I started playing Pickleball, I made so many mistakes.  As an example, when I played racquetball, it wasn’t an unusual strategy to go for an ace even when playing doubles!  But, in Pickleball, it’s just not a good strategy since you only get one serve.  To help those just starting to play Pickleball, here’s...
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Video Transcript The third shot drop is a staple in Pickleball.  If you watch a pro match, it’s rare for them hit anything other than a drop shot on the third hit.  With that being said there are times when you should not hit a third shot drop.  In this case, you should drive the...
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Video Transcript Pickleball is a sport where you need to be offensive to win points.  If you rely on just getting the ball back and letting your opponent make mistakes, you won’t be as successful.  This is especially true at higher levels where you to need to attack to win. Let’s take a look at...
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Transcript Pickleball is a unique sport in that dinking is part of the game. So, what is a dink? It’s a soft shot you hit low over the net after the ball bounces in the kitchen or near the non-volley-zone line. The goal of the shot is to slow down the game and see if...
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Object of the Game Pickleball is a game played indoor or outdoor with two or four players. The winner is the first one to 11, win by two points. Points can only be scored by the serving team and occur when the opponent hits the ball in the net or outside the court. One point...
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I recently reached out to a few certified instructors to find out their number one tip for beginners.  While many of them to give tips on pickleball mechanics, a few were philosophical.  For example, Steve Paranto from Hillsboro, Oregon said his number one tip is less is more.  Keep the strokes as short and simple...
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I remember the first time I went to watch Pickleball.  I wanted to check out the game but did not have a paddle.  The group was friendly so they invited me to play and Cindy loaned me her paddle.  It was a Onix Z5.  I felt comfortable right away with it as it had a...
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With almost 3 million players in the US alone, Pickleball is steadily gaining popularity and is currently the fastest growing sport in the USA. Today, there are more than 3000 Pickleball courts scattered across the US with tournaments and championships happening on the regular. The game is also spreading across the world with countries across...
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