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If you’ve played or watched tennis doubles, then you know the key to the game is to control the net. Pickleball strategy is similar to tennis with the team controlling the net the one most likely to win the point.  In the case of Pickleball, however, controlling the net means controlling the area just behind...
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A question often asked is how to keep the ball low in Pickleball. While this sounds like an easy thing to do in practice, it is very challenging especially when you are at the kitchen line and a ball is hit at your feet or you have to take the ball on a short hop...
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This is a post about Pickleball injures but first I want to give you some background on my experience with injuries. Click here to skip the personal part and get to the meat of the article. Let’s face it, one of the reasons I took up Pickleball is because I couldn’t move around on the...
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Are you planning to play in a Pickleball tournament? Is your paddle legal? According to the USAPA, the governing body of USA Pickleball, paddles have to meet certain requirements. Otherwise, you  have an illegal Pickleball paddle which cannot be used in USAPA sanctioned tournaments. Can illegal Pickleball paddles be used in other tournaments or recreational...
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When I first started playing Pickleball, my serves were illegal. I knew about hitting underhand and contacting the ball below the waist. I was able to execute this part of the serve. However, some of my habits from racquetball made it difficult for me to keep the paddle head below my wrist. It took a...
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Pickleball is often said to be a cross between tennis, badminton, and ping pong. I don’t know a lot about badminton and ping pong other than playing both as a child. I did, however, play competitive tennis and racquetball so in this post I’ll discuss the similarities and differences between Pickleball and Tennis and Pickleball...
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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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When I first started playing Pickleball, I watched videos of advanced players to understand what I needed to do to improve my game.  I spent quite a bit of time comparing videos of 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and pro players to understand how the game differed at each skill level.  Like most sports, there are many...
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