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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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With Pickleball on hiatus in most places due to the Coronavirus, I thought I would reach out to Pickleball instructors and ask them to give their #1 tip on what it takes to move up to the 4.0 level. I asked this question to IPTPA Level 2 Certified Pickleball Teaching Professionals. These are players who...
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If you’ve played Pickleball for any length of time, then you’ve heard of the third shot drop. This is the key shot for the serving team to be able to move up near the non-volley zone. The normal progression is to hit a serve, then your opponent returns the ball, and then the serving team...
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Have you ever wondered why some people who are brand new to Pickleball are better than others who have played for years? Most likely they have played some other racket sport or at least some other sport using a ball such as soccer, basketball, hockey or football. So, what is the advantage of having played...
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One of the first things you learn in Pickleball is to stay out of the kitchen.  What’s the kitchen?  It is a term for the non-volley zone in Pickleball or an area seven feet from the net running the width of the court.  This means you cannot hit the ball in the air if you...
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Hitting down the middle is a strategy used by many Pickleball players. It can be effective for a variety of reasons. However, it is not always the right shot depending on who you are playing. Let’s take a look at the situations when you should and should not hit down the middle in Pickleball. Communication...
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One of the things I enjoy about drop in Pickleball is the mix of competition. One game I’m playing against opponents with a skill level similar to mine. The next time I’m up against a 4.5 player or beginner. I know not all drop in locations mix the levels like this but I think it...
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