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2021 Pickleball Serve Rules PLUS Drop Serve TUTORIAL!

2021 Pickleball Serve Rules PLUS Drop Serve TUTORIAL!

In today’s blog we're going to talk about a really hot topic right now and that involves two huge rule changes coming up in the rule book. We’re not going to go much into detail of our personal opinions of these rule changes. That could be a long conversation. What...

Quickly Convert Defense To Offense With This Little Known Shot

Quickly Convert Defense To Offense With This Little Known Shot

Do you want to pin your opponents back at the baseline and keep them from getting to the non-volley zone? If you do, this blog is just for you. This blog is about the fourth shot step back drive which is a very efficient shot that players from low levels all the way...

Forehand Topspin Volley For Maximum Offense

Forehand Topspin Volley For Maximum Offense

In today's blog we're going to go over the forehand topspin swinging volley. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKOibwa0r5g Before we get started let's go over some of the key advantages of the shot. The key advantages of this shot are: Number one, it can allow you to...

Getting Beat By Quick Hands At The Net? Do This!

Getting Beat By Quick Hands At The Net? Do This!

Are you losing volley exchanges at the net? If that's you. This blog is for you. If you find yourself losing a lot of volley exchanges against players that are really good at volleying this blog will be helpful to you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU6HUIqwcr0 These...

Weaponize Your Backhand Volley With Topspin

Weaponize Your Backhand Volley With Topspin

In today's blog we're going to go over the backhand topspin swinging volley. Let's go over some of the key advantages of the shot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzjRrQGLZmU Number one, it can allow you to attack from below net level. Number two, it creates topspin...

3 PROVEN Pickleball Tips To Help You Defend Any Attack

3 PROVEN Pickleball Tips To Help You Defend Any Attack

In this blog we're going to go over some tips that are going to help you stay in the point longer and in turn will help you win more points. We’re going to give you three tips on how to defend well when you're on the defense....

How To Generate Effortless Power On Your Pickleball Serve

How To Generate Effortless Power On Your Pickleball Serve

Do you want a stronger and more consistent serve? If you do this blog is for you. In today's blog we’re going to give you three important tips that are going to help you have a stronger serve and hopefully also help you become more consistent....

Top 5 Singles Strategy Tips

Top 5 Singles Strategy Tips

In this blog we're going to give five tips that can improve your singles game. This is kind of a different blog. We do a lot of blogs about doubles but this is specifically for singles. We are going to cover the five tips that are going to improve your singles play....

What Is A Drop Shot In Pickleball

What Is A Drop Shot In Pickleball

One of the best ways for a pickleball player to improve their game is to learn what is a drop shot in pickleball and how to execute this game-winning delicate shot. The correct term is actually simply a "drop" but many player's new to the game do often call it a "drop...

4 Ways to DOMINATE with 3rd Shot Drives

4 Ways to DOMINATE with 3rd Shot Drives

In today's blog we're going to go over the four different scenarios where you should drive your third shot. Before we go into these four scenarios, the first thing we want to say is these are not black and white rules. These are just guidelines that you can go by...

How To Keep The Ball Low In Pickleball (In 7 Simple Steps)

How To Keep The Ball Low In Pickleball (In 7 Simple Steps)

Throughout your journey as a pickleball player, you may find yourself hitting the ball a bit higher than you would like, more frequently than you would like. What separates a great pickleball player from the rest is their ability to keep the ball low during...

Killer Attack That Will Surprise Them Every Time

Killer Attack That Will Surprise Them Every Time

In this blog we're going to go over the dink angle volley attack. We’re going to describe to you an example of that first and then after that we’re going to break it down. What we’re going to do is that we’re actually at the non-volley zone line trying to set up an...

The #1 Pickleball Shot Advanced Players Have That Others Don’t

The #1 Pickleball Shot Advanced Players Have That Others Don’t

Are you having trouble getting up to the net especially when you're getting really low shots down at your knees? If so, this article is made just for you. Your'e going to want to learn, understand and implement the reset shot. This is the shot used by all high level...

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

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: Which One Is Best?

Slice vs. Topspin 3rd Shot Drop: Which One Is Best?

We receive so many questions about the different types of 3rd shot drops such as no spin (a.k.a flat) drops, underspin (a.k.a slice or backspin) drops and topspin drops. If you're not aware of any of these, don't worry. We'll get down to the nitty gritty details on...

Master The Rules Of Pickleball Singles (Strategies & Tips)

Master The Rules Of Pickleball Singles (Strategies & Tips)

Pickleball singles is a super exciting and up and coming sport. It is more physically demanding than its doubles counterpart because you have to cover the entire court by yourself. The strategy is different but skill, power and accuracy are still paramount along with...

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...

How To Develop Strong Pickleball Volleys & Control The Net

How To Develop Strong Pickleball Volleys & Control The Net

Want to be able to take charge of the court? If you hope to win regularly on the pickleball court then this is definitely something you'll want to learn. The best way to do that is to control the net while at the same time keeping your opponents from advancing to the...

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...

3 Keys To A Killer 3rd Shot Drop