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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...

Can You Play Pickleball On A Tennis Court?

Can You Play Pickleball On A Tennis Court?

Despite the popularity of pickleball and it's being around for many years, it’s not always easy to find a pickleball court to play on. This prompts the question: can you play pickleball on a standard tennis court? In short, yes, you can play pickleball on a standard...

Pickleball Vs Tennis | Which One Rules?

Pickleball Vs Tennis | Which One Rules?

There’s an interesting trend in racquet sports happening across North America. It appears that more and more tennis players are moving over and becoming pickleball players. What’s fueling the pickleball vs tennis game debate is the fact that during prime...

Force Your Opponents Into Misses & Pop Ups With Aggressive Dinking

Force Your Opponents Into Misses & Pop Ups With Aggressive Dinking

In this blog we're going to go deep on one of the most important aspects of pickleball - dinking. Specifically dink variety. Historically the pickleball dink has been viewed as a gentle shot hit from up at the non-volley zone line that is basically just pushed over...

#1 Return of Serve Tip To Take Charge Of The Point

#1 Return of Serve Tip To Take Charge Of The Point

Having a successful and imposing return of serve all boils down to one word - TIME. Specifically, you want to find ways to buy time for yourself with your return all while still pressuring your opponents and giving them less time and space. Why do you need to create...

5 Killer Attacking Mistakes Costing You Points You Should Have Won

5 Killer Attacking Mistakes Costing You Points You Should Have Won

Here at prime time we're definitely for attacking. But, we’re not for attacking every ball that comes your way. One big mistake that we see is many players attack on just about everything. They don’t really have much of a plan other than to hit it as hard as they can...

Develop 4.0+ Control & Feel BY YOURSELF in less than 10 minutes/day

Develop 4.0+ Control & Feel BY YOURSELF in less than 10 minutes/day

One of the main skills that separates advanced pickleball players from the rest is their ability to control the ball. They can speed it up or slow it down at will. They can also pick a target on the court that is quite specific and either nail that target or get...

5 Forehand Groundstroke Problems That Are Hurting Your Game

5 Forehand Groundstroke Problems That Are Hurting Your Game

I see many players making some really BIG forehand groundstroke mistakes and their WHOLE game is suffering as a result. You can't make your opponents pay for weak shots and you can't setup for finishing shots as you otherwise could with a strong forehand groundstroke....

5 Common Backhand Mistakes Made By Pickleball Players At Every Level

5 Common Backhand Mistakes Made By Pickleball Players At Every Level

One of the shots we see players struggling with the most is the backhand. That makes sense, it's just not as easy to hit the ball leading with the back of your hand as it is the front of your hand. So, I can understand why people have more trouble on the backhand side...

5 Key Tips For Total Control On Your Pickleball Volleys

5 Key Tips For Total Control On Your Pickleball Volleys

Want to gain gain total control over your pickleball volleys? You should! The skill of being able to volley (take the ball out of the air before the boucne) well from any part of the court is a crucial skill to advancing and playing at higher levels of the game. These...

3 Keys To A Killer 3rd Shot Drop