Jordan and I have a pickleball friend that has improved dramatically over the last few months.
His name is Danny.
The reason is simple…
…he started DRILLING!
And he was drilling on a regular basis over a period of months.
And like I said…his game skyrocketed.
The other day he came up to us and said that he was struggling with his game.
He wasn’t as sharp, he was missing easy shots, and his accuracy was off.
We quickly found out the reason…
He stopped drilling.
And sure enough, a few weeks after that, he noticed that his game was taking a nosedive and we were able to trace it back directly to the fact that he wasn’t drilling anymore.
Drilling is SO necessary for improving your pickleball game.
We’ve seen so many players stay at the same level for a LONG time, and on the flip side, we’ve ALSO seen many people elevate their game in a very SHORT period of time.
It all comes down to their willingness to isolate and improve the areas of their game that need improvement and to make their strengths into weapons.
These can both be accomplished by adding drilling to your pickleball routine.
Sure, you need to play too but it shouldn’t be the ONLY thing you do if you really want to get better.
It DOES take some sacrifice, and maybe a little bit of work to find a drilling partner.
All you need is one willing friend!
At the rate the game is growing, there is someone out there for you.
The reality is there is probably at least one particular shot in your game that you really struggle with.
For most of us, it’s more than just one.
And, you just won’t get in enough quality repetitions of that one shot in order to make it better if you only play games and do very little drilling.
That shot will continue to plague you for a long, long time and it just does’t have to be that way.
All you have to do is be willing to carve out a little time for drilling each time before you play.
In the video at the top of this post is a great drill that’s fun, keeps you on your toes and keeps your hand eye coordination sharp.
You can even ask your partner to be sure to try to hit a lot to that one location you struggle with in particular.
You know what it is 😉
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