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5 Hard Shot Defense Mistakes..Do THIS Instead

5 Hard Shot Defense Mistakes..Do THIS Instead

Sometimes you’re up at the line and either you or you partner accidentally sends a popped up ball over to your opponents that puts you in quite a tough situation on the very next shot that’s coming back. We’re specifically talking about the instance when it’s quite a...

Pickleball Is A Combination Of What 3 Sports?

Pickleball Is A Combination Of What 3 Sports?

What sport is pickleball most similar to? Pickleball is a combination of three sports: tennis, badminton, and ping pong (table tennis). It is played on a badminton sized court with an approximate tennis height net (2 inches lower) and what can be thought of as an...

#1 Way To Get A LOT Better At Pickleball FAST

#1 Way To Get A LOT Better At Pickleball FAST

We're going to talk about the number one way to get better at pickleball fast. It may be something you've heard before but I'm going to break down how I do it and how some of the best players I know do it that’s different. This difference is what sky rockets the...

What Is A Dink Shot In Pickleball?

What Is A Dink Shot In Pickleball?

A dink shot is a soft shot hit on a bounce or out of the air (dink volley) from the NVZ. The intention is to have this shot land in the opposing teams NVZ, or near it, and ideally forces your opponents into a low contact. The NVZ stands for "non-volley zone," and it...

Don’t Hit A 3rd Shot Drop In These THREE Situations

Don’t Hit A 3rd Shot Drop In These THREE Situations

Conventional wisdom in pickleball teaches that you want to hit that serve deep, hit the return deep, the serving team drops the next shot, the returning team has come in, and now you advance and both teams are up at the non-volley zone line get into a dink exchange...

Who Serves First In Pickleball

Who Serves First In Pickleball

Figuring out who serves first in pickleball is easy if you know just a few key concepts and follow a few service sequence rules. And keeping track of who should be serving or receiving as well as what the score is, will be a lot easier to do if you start properly....

How Many Points Is Pickleball Played To?

How Many Points Is Pickleball Played To?

Pickleball is the fastest-growing racket sport in North America. But don't let any pickleball player hear you call it a racket... it's a paddle. It is generally grouped under the "racket sport" category though, as is ping ping, which also uses a paddle. The game was...

What is a Rally in Pickleball & How to Play Rally Scoring?

What is a Rally in Pickleball & How to Play Rally Scoring?

Being a pickleball enthusiast, player, or coach, you must be familiar with the side-out or traditional game scoring system. However, with other sports such as tennis, squash, ping-pong, badminton, and volleyball experiencing amazing results with the rally scoring...

What Are The 5 Rules For Pickleball?

What Are The 5 Rules For Pickleball?

Pickleball has been around since the late 60s and has recently grown in popularity. And in that time, the official rules of pickleball have not changed all that much. The game is meant to be played on a badminton-sized court with a tennis heigh net. The equipment...

How To Hit PERFECT Pickleball Shots In 7 Simple Steps

How To Hit PERFECT Pickleball Shots In 7 Simple Steps

There are many shots to learn in pickleball if you want to be a complete player and advance to the levels of play that you desire. These shots include serves, returns, drives, resets, drops, dinks, overheads, attacking shots, etc. Those shots are certainly all...

How To Hit A Pickleball | Master These 6 Techniques & Strategies

How To Hit A Pickleball | Master These 6 Techniques & Strategies

If you’re new to pickleball or looking to transform your game, then learning how to hit a pickleball properly is a great way to start. To get you hitting basic shots accurately, we’ve put together some advice from a few advanced pickleball players who wish they’d...

Pickleball Calories Burned While You Play

Pickleball Calories Burned While You Play

Looking to see how hard your efforts of playing pickleball are? The number of pickleball calories burned during a game will depend on a variety of factors, including whether you’re a male or female player. Very fit, lightweight players will burn fewer calories than an...

Pickleball Serving Rules & Tips To Help Master Your Game

Pickleball Serving Rules & Tips To Help Master Your Game

Looking to improve on your pickleball serving techniques or want to know more about another type of serve in pickleball to add to your game. The drop serve rule was introduced and implemented as a provisional rule in the pickleball rule book on January 25, 2021. After...

Don’t Dink Crosscourt When You See These TWO Things!

Don’t Dink Crosscourt When You See These TWO Things!

You've likely heard that in pickleball, one of the best dinks to use is the cross court dink. We recommend it, as do most coaches, and we'll recap why that is in today's video/blog. But, there are conditions under which it's not necessarily best....

#1 Strategy To Dominate The Net

#1 Strategy To Dominate The Net

In today's video/blog we're going to talk about the biggest strategy mistake that you're probably making up at the non-volley zone line. You're not going to want to miss this. Let's jump right in. The biggest strategy mistake that players are making up at that...

Pickleball Skill Levels | What Are the Skill Levels In Pickleball?

Pickleball Skill Levels | What Are the Skill Levels In Pickleball?

Do you want to know more about the different Pickleball skills Levels or maybe you want to assess where you may fall in the pickleball rating spectrum. There are eight official pickleball skill levels, from 1 to 5.5+ that can be used for beginner, intermediate, and...

#1 Forehand Strategy Mistake…Do THIS Instead!

#1 Forehand Strategy Mistake…Do THIS Instead!

In today's video/blog we're going to answer the age-old question.. should the forehand always take the middle? *Note - Watching the video while reading the blog will be very helpful as a lot of the situations described in the blog are best understood with the visuals...

#1 Most Common Net Rushing Mistake & How To Fix It

#1 Most Common Net Rushing Mistake & How To Fix It

In today's video/blog we're going to talk about how to easily get up to the net. So, if you're on the serving team and you're that player that constantly struggles working your way through that transition zone, this video is just for you....

How To Practice Pickleball By Yourself – 3 Different Ways

How To Practice Pickleball By Yourself – 3 Different Ways

In today's video/blog we're going to talk about how to practice by yourself. If you're on the court alone or you just don't have anyone to hit with we're going to show you a few things today that you can do on your own. These are things you can do to really improve...

The #1 Secret To Attacking From Mid-Court

The #1 Secret To Attacking From Mid-Court

In today's video/blog we're going to talk about attacking and transitioning from the baseline to the non-volley zone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fsLjNHF3jM As you can see, I'm in my traffic light outfit here as first shown on a previous video about attaching...

Top 4 Pickleball Drills To Master 4.0+ Skills

Top 4 Pickleball Drills To Master 4.0+ Skills

If you're a 4.0 or higher, this video is just for you.  We're going to show you some really advanced drills. In this video/blog, we're going to show/describe to you four super advanced pickleball drills that you can add to any of your practice sessions....

Attack When You See THIS, Not That!

Attack When You See THIS, Not That!

You're probably wondering why I'm wearing this outfit (see video thumb nail below). In this video/blog I'm going to explain that and we're going to talk about when to attack from the non-volley zone. With this outfit today, I think it's a really good visual for you. I...

Pro Level Pickleball Practice

Pro Level Pickleball Practice

In today's video/blog we're going to show you the most challenging drill. We're going to show you the drill in three different progressions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtlfwvpmNCY This drill is going to work on a variety of things. It's going to work on your shot...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the NEW Drop Serve

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the NEW Drop Serve

In today's video/blog we’re going to go over the five things that you probably didn't know about the new drop serve.   Stick around to the end of this video/blog because i'm going to show/describe to you a brand new serve that I’m working on....

4 KEY Pickleball Skills To 4.0 & Beyond

4 KEY Pickleball Skills To 4.0 & Beyond

In today's video/blog we're going to go over the four key skills that you need to be a 4.0 player and above. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt9UM8ip4R4 Skill #1 - Consistent Serve & Return The very first key skill that you're going to need to achieve a 4.0 or...

Continental vs. Eastern Pickleball Grip (When To Use Which One)

Continental vs. Eastern Pickleball Grip (When To Use Which One)

One of the most important things to get right when it comes to your strokes is to be using the right grip for the job. If you start out with the wrong grip for the swing you want to use then that's going to limit the success of your shot. The continental grip that we...

3 Types of Forehand Flick Attacks Hated By Every Opponent

3 Types of Forehand Flick Attacks Hated By Every Opponent

In today's blog we're going to go over the forehand flick. This is an offensive shot that you can use at the non-volley zone line. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfQJH0x6-go The first thing we're going to do is go over the scenario then we're going to go over the...

Top 3 Tips For A SOLID 3rd Shot Drop

Top 3 Tips For A SOLID 3rd Shot Drop

In today's blog we're going to go over three key tips to improve your third shot and we think they will be very useful to you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqpdBPUm_vc Tip #1 - Low To High Motion The first key tip is to remember that this shot is a low to high...

How to BEND Your Slice Return & Force A Bad 3rd Shot

How to BEND Your Slice Return & Force A Bad 3rd Shot

In today’s blog we’re going to talk about how to hit a side spin return. This is a return that once it makes its way over the net and bounces it’s going to stay low to the ground and kick out towards the left of your opponent because of the spin. As a righty this will...

Do This To Turn Defense To Offense Quickly!

Do This To Turn Defense To Offense Quickly!

Although the serving team does have first strike of the ball the two bounce rule quickly turns that around and gives the returning team the ability to capture the net first. If they're smart they'll take advantage of that every time. Strong serves will certainly help...

How to Train on a Pickleball Wall?

How to Train on a Pickleball Wall?

In today's blog we're going to discuss the top pickleball wall drills. You can go to a public community wall which should be a multi-purpose wall. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfTcDYLPi1o We’ll go over five different categories: dinks, volleys, resets, ground...

3 Ways To ATTACK Dinks & Dominate The Net

3 Ways To ATTACK Dinks & Dominate The Net

In today's blog we're going to talk about how to capitalize on your opponent's dead dinks. In a previous video we talked about dead dinking. Basically, a dead dink is a dink that you hit that has little to no spin on it, it sits up a little high and it does not press...

Pickleball Topspin Cheat: How To Hit Topspin Even for Beginners

Pickleball Topspin Cheat: How To Hit Topspin Even for Beginners

In today's blog we're going to talk about how to hit with topspin. Maybe you just started the game of pickleball or maybe you just don't have any racket experience and you don't know where to start when it comes to topspin. In this blog we’re going to break it down...

3 Keys To A Killer 3rd Shot Drop