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What Is A Lob In Pickleball? (Offense & Defense Tips)

You might be wondering... what is a lob in pickleball? Is the lob only for beginners? Well, the answer is yes and no. Beginners and intermediate players will use it more often, but professional pickleball players still use it. You are at the right place to learn all...

Slice vs. Topspin 3rd Shot Drop Explained

Slice vs. Topspin 3rd Shot Drop Explained

We received so many questions about the different types of 3rd shot drops such as no spin drops, underspin drops and topspin drops. We’re also asked how the shape and height of your drop changes depending on which spin you decide to hit. You asked, we answered. This...

The MODERN 3rd Shot – Drops, Drives & Beyond

The MODERN 3rd Shot – Drops, Drives & Beyond

In this blog we’re going to talk about the modern third shot - drops, drives and beyond. This is a remix of my presentation from day one of the virtual pickleball summit hosted by CJ Johnson at Better Pickleball where we presented alongside ten other pickleball...

3 Little Known Techniques To DEFEND Any Pickleball Attack

3 Little Known Techniques To DEFEND Any Pickleball Attack

In today's blog we’re going to go over the three most important key factors when it comes to reset volleys and how to adjust them based on your distance from the net. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xUM_i06uQQ Let’s say you are making your way up through the...

3 Pickleball Dink Tips For Fixing Your Pop Ups Forever

3 Pickleball Dink Tips For Fixing Your Pop Ups Forever

In today's blog we’re going to give you three tips so that you can have better dinks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caYisD6Tky0 Tip #1 - Looser Grip Pressure Than You Might Think The first tip is going to be grip pressure. A lot of the time, when people start out,...

Top 3 Tips For Strong Pickleball Volleys

Top 3 Tips For Strong Pickleball Volleys

In today’s blog we’re going to give you three tips that are going to improve your volleys. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTL8YSKFIcg Tip #1 - Stable (Constant) Paddle Face Angle The first tip is that you want to have a stable paddle face when you're volleying and...

Advanced Dinking Strategy To Dominate Your Opponents

Advanced Dinking Strategy To Dominate Your Opponents

In today’s blog we're going to talk about offensive dinking, aggressive dinking, using a variety of spins on your dinks. If you’ve had the luxury to watch the pros or the top players in the world, either live or on YouTube, what you'll notice is that when they are...

Beginner Volley In Pickleball (Strategies & Techniques To Win)

Beginner Volley In Pickleball (Strategies & Techniques To Win)

The game of pickleball can be exciting. One of the most exciting aspects is coming out on the winning end of a volley "shoot out" with all four players up at the non-volley zone line. The term "shoot out" here simply refers to a fast exchange back and forth with only...

3 Key Tips To A Crushing Forehand Drive (by Pro Michelle Esquivel)

3 Key Tips To A Crushing Forehand Drive (by Pro Michelle Esquivel)

In today’s blog we’re going to talk about the forehand drive. You can use your forehand drive off of a return of serve or maybe a third shot depending on when you get that ball. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTARr0KK7oU What we want to talk about is a technique...

How Pickleball Beginners Can Learn To Hit Spin

How Pickleball Beginners Can Learn To Hit Spin

Do you want to learn how to spin the ball? If you do, this blog is for you. We’ve gotten a few questions on how to learn how to spin the ball when you first start playing pickleball. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfH6chk2UJg You’re pretty much learning the basics,...

Master Your Third Shot Drop With The Perfect Height & Trajectory

Master Your Third Shot Drop With The Perfect Height & Trajectory

In today's blog we're going to talk about the third shot and specifically the arc that it has over the net. We have gotten a lot of questions and comments about the third shot. When we're talking about the third shot it's a soft shot from the baseline. Remember we're...

5 Proven Strategies To Defeat Aggressive Net Players

5 Proven Strategies To Defeat Aggressive Net Players

If you've played pickleball for any length of time at all then you know that there are many different types and styles of pickleball players out there. One of the most challenging to deal with is the aggressive player that is also consistent in their aggressive play....

Pickleball Hitting Techniques To Master Your Game

Pickleball Hitting Techniques To Master Your Game

You start the process of developing your unique playing style the first time you pick up a pickleball paddle. Your style can be honed, amplified and improved by learning the proper pickleball hitting techniques. The enjoyment you get from each game then increases by...

5 Common Pickleball Return Mistakes & How To Fix Them

5 Common Pickleball Return Mistakes & How To Fix Them

In today’s blog we're going to talk about the five most common return mistakes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkWKpfW9uhY Mistake #1 – Standing Too close To The Baseline   The first most common mistake in the return game is standing too close to the baseline,...

3 Golden Rules Of Winning Pickleball Strategy

3 Golden Rules Of Winning Pickleball Strategy

In today's blog we're going to be talking about the three golden rules of winning pickleball strategy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBK4HGPEWWI Golden Strategy Rule #1 - Have A Plan Golden strategy rule number one is to have a plan. That may sound really simple but...

Top 9 Basic Pickleball STRATEGY Mistakes & How To Fix Them

Top 9 Basic Pickleball STRATEGY Mistakes & How To Fix Them

In this blog we're gonna go over the top nine basic pickleball strategy mistakes we see out there on the courts as well as how to fix them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL3Vkgr1Gq8 Mistake #1 - “Wandering” Server The first mistake that we see a lot of players...

What Is A Smash In Pickleball (Keys To Winning the Match)

What Is A Smash In Pickleball (Keys To Winning the Match)

The pickleball craze has hit the USA as you see more courts and tournaments and pickleball related events of all kinds popping up everywhere. Looking to learn about the overhead smash, one of the most powerful shots you can deliver on the pickleball courts? Whether...

Top 10 Pickleball Tips For Players Of All Levels

Top 10 Pickleball Tips For Players Of All Levels

In today’s blog we're going to talk about the top ten do's and don'ts for pickleball. These are not in any particular order. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkYLOfyAUr8 Tip #1 - DO Give Yourself Margin For Error Tip number one is to give yourself margin for error....

Perfect Pickleball Serve Technique in 5 Simple Steps

Perfect Pickleball Serve Technique in 5 Simple Steps

In today's blog we are going to give you five tips that are going to improve your serve. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fThStvI53oA Tip #1 - Use Your Whole Body. Not Just Your Arm. A lot of beginner players, and even intermediate players, just use their arm or their...

9 Transformative Tips To Level Up Your Pickleball Game

9 Transformative Tips To Level Up Your Pickleball Game

In today's blog we're going to go over the top nine pickleball tips that we think can transform your game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNvL7V0Jstc We really think these tips will help accelerate your game a lot quicker. Even if you don't have a racket background,...

24 Pickleball Drills To Level Up Your Game

24 Pickleball Drills To Level Up Your Game

With the increasing involvement of sports science professionals in training programs, drills have become widespread across all sports. Pickleball is no exception, and we see an increasing number of coaches offering pickleball drills as a way to improve pickleball...

Double Bounce Rule Pickleball Explanation & Beginner Tips

Double Bounce Rule Pickleball Explanation & Beginner Tips

Pickleball is a simple game but has some rules that can confuse beginners.   It appears that the double bounce rule is one of those rules. It is also called the Two-Bounce rule, making it that much more confusing at first. There are some minor details to...

How To Score in Pickleball (Beginner Guide)

How To Score in Pickleball (Beginner Guide)

Pickleball was invented and played on a badminton court in 1965. It is a cross between badminton, ping-pong, tennis, and is one of the fastest-growing sports. Even though pickleball is a simple game, the scoring can be a little tricky to understand right away for...

Pickleball Basics To Get You Started

Pickleball Basics To Get You Started

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the U.S., with 4.8 million players. It is a paddle sport played with either two (singles) or four players (two doubles teams) using a paddle and a plastic or composite ball on a badminton-sized court with a net height more...

3 Keys To A Killer 3rd Shot Drop