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Five years ago, Helle Sparre came to Pickleball after years of teaching tennis and playing in the pros during the 1970’s. She found the game of Pickleball to be well suited to her playing style since she was not a power player. Helle remembers how she took to Pickleball, “I could do all those kind...
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Back in 2010 legendary Pickleball Coach Richard Movsessian at 70 years old won a silver medal in doubles at nationals with Phil Bagley in the Men’s Open 35+ division. So how did he and Phil have so much success? They practiced as a team and played percentage Pickleball. Coach Mo said, “Percentage pickleball is strictly...
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So, you’ve heard about Pickleball and want to give it a go. With its growing popularity across the country, now is a great time to learn how to play it. You have many options on learning Pickleball and we will walk you through the many different methods you can learn how to play it. Playing...
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With 2021 bringing a new optional drop serve to the game where you can drop the ball, let it bounce, and then hit it, who know what players will do with this serve, but even with the traditional Pickleball serve, it can be used as a weapon. Jacqueline Paraiso, a certified teaching pro and former...
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Click the Play Button Below to Listen to the Podcast > Scott is the most decorated Pickleball player I’ve interviewed so far, winning 7 Triple Crown Pickleball Championships and being the #1 rated men’s senior player.  He teaches throughout the world, travelling to places on his bucket list.  Scott talks about two key areas of...
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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 Hi it’s Lynn from Pickleball Fire. In this video I’m going to show you how to start playing Pickleball. The first thing to do is to make sure you have the right equipment. You will need a good pair of court shoes and a Pickleball paddle. Some facilities have paddles you can try out...
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