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Backhand Misdirection | Be Tricky At The Net

Backhand Misdirection | Be Tricky At The Net

If you're not yet at the advanced level then chances are that you need to get to work on getting rock solid on the fundamentals. Strong dinking, consistent third shots, deep serves & returns, patience and strategy. It's important to spend 99% of your drilling time on...

Deep Serves & Returns | How to start each point on a high note

Deep Serves & Returns | How to start each point on a high note

When your opponent is back in the court behind the baseline, the best thing you can do with the ball is to keep it deep. Since all points start with at least one opponent back you will always have a chance to keep them back and prevent them from establishing a wall at...

Blocking Hard Shots | How To Block Shots When Attacked In Pickleball

Blocking Hard Shots | How To Block Shots When Attacked In Pickleball

Often, when an opponent attacks you at the net, the best option is to attack and hit a hard shot right back. However, often that is not possible if we can't hit down on the ball because their attacking shot has been hit down on us. And if we try to attack that right...

Paddle Position At The Net | How To Defend Body Shots

Paddle Position At The Net | How To Defend Body Shots

There's a lot of misinformation out there about how to best hold your paddle up at the net. We've heard some coaches explain it in a way that we agree with but we've also heard many say things like "hold the pace up high" and we've also heard "hold your paddle in a...

How To Hit Your Backhand 3rd Shot Drop On A Dime

How To Hit Your Backhand 3rd Shot Drop On A Dime

  Do you struggle with your 3rd shot drop on the backhand side? Many have a much harder time with their 3rd shot on the backhand and prefer to take most 3rd shots with their forehand. However, to be a complete player and advance as far as you can with your skill...

Two Handed Backhand Stroke Analysis with Tyler Loong

Two Handed Backhand Stroke Analysis with Tyler Loong

Tyler Loong has one of the best two handed backhands on the Pickleball pro tour. In this video, we check out Tyler's two handed backhand groundstroke motion in full speed as well as slow motion. We'll also break down and analyze all the components of Tyler's backhand...

How To Isolate & Frustrate Your Opponent (Legally)!

How To Isolate & Frustrate Your Opponent (Legally)!

PrimeTime Pickleball is thrilled be a title sponsor at the annual Engage Golden State Pickleball Championships that takes place in Concord, CA every July.  The tournament is the biggest in Northern California. The participants were maxed out at 500+ on just the...

“Forehand Takes The Middle” Myth Busted!

“Forehand Takes The Middle” Myth Busted!

Does forehand really take the middle? Across pickleball courts nationwide the prevailing rule of thumb for the middle ball is that the forehand takes it. The reasoning offered is that usually, both players have a stronger forehand than backhand. And typically, with...

How To Develop Quick Hands For Net Domination

How To Develop Quick Hands For Net Domination

When I first met Jordan, I hadn't played much pickleball. I had played maybe a handful of times. And, like everyone that's just getting started, I played like a banger. And, I could bang with the best of them PLUS... it was fun. As soon I started playing with Jordan...

Depth & Directional Control On Your Groundstrokes

Depth & Directional Control On Your Groundstrokes

I coach pickleball lessons but I still also coach a lot of tennis lessons. And I’ve come to observe that improvement doesn’t happen the way most people think. I work with a player that is a highly ranked junior national tennis player. She is very talented and will...

How To Hit An Around The Post (ATP) Shot

How To Hit An Around The Post (ATP) Shot

In this video, we're going to cover how to setup and hit an around the post (ATP) shot. Jordan will break down what to look out for when an opportunity to hit an ATP is about to present itself. He will also cover where to make contact and where to aim....

#1 Overhead Smash Killer | A dangerous mistake you may be making

#1 Overhead Smash Killer | A dangerous mistake you may be making

I got to hit last Friday for a total of maybe 10 minutes (no more than 15) for the first time in over 5 months. And it will be the last time for probably at least another few weeks I’m still on the mend from a back injury and could feel the pain creep up on me even...

How To Improve Your Reset Shot Consistency

How To Improve Your Reset Shot Consistency

There will be times on the pickleball court when you will find yourself in the precarious "transition zone" also often referred to as "no man's land". Sometimes you will end up there because you weren't quite able to make it all the way up to the net after a drop and...

How To Master Your 3rd Shot Drop From Anywhere

How To Master Your 3rd Shot Drop From Anywhere

Do you struggle with your 3rd shot? If you do or if you'd simply like your 3rd shot to be better then this is the lesson for you. In this video we'll cover how you can master your 3rd shot and be able to hit it from anywhere on the court. The 3rd shot can be difficult...

Improve your Pickleball Backhand with this fun game

Improve your Pickleball Backhand with this fun game

In this video we’re going to be introducing you to a Doubles Game played cross court only on the odd side in which you will have the opportunity to work on all your skills using mostly the backhand side. The game is called Skinny Singles from the “odd side”.

Pickleball Forehand | “Skinny Singles” Cross-Court Doubles Game

Pickleball Forehand | “Skinny Singles” Cross-Court Doubles Game

In today’s video we’re going to be introducing you to a Doubles Game played cross court only on the even side in which you will have the opportunity to work on all your skills using mostly the forehand side. The game is called Skinny Singles from the “even...

Increase Your Serve Accuracy With This PROVEN Drill

Increase Your Serve Accuracy With This PROVEN Drill

As a beginner pickleballer, simple and effective is the key to finding your stride on the court. A lot of on-court practice – which includes practicing all the important shots – plays an important role in improving your pickleball skills. However, one of the most...

How To Defend The Lob | What to do when you have to chase down a lob

How To Defend The Lob | What to do when you have to chase down a lob

In this video we cover what to do when you get lobbed in pickleball. Ideally, you would be able to hit it out of the air with an overhead but often the lob is quite good and you will have to let it bounce and then chase it down. We'll show you what to do and how to do...

Dink Like A Pro | Dinking drill games to 5 points

Dink Like A Pro | Dinking drill games to 5 points

  Learn How To Dink Like A Pro In this video, we’re going to cover a great dinking game that we do every time we get to the courts before we start playing full doubles games. This game will have you dinking like a pro in no time. There are two variations of this...

How to Beat Bangers | Defending against hard hitters in pickleball

How to Beat Bangers | Defending against hard hitters in pickleball

When I first started playing pickleball, like many, I was your classic "banger". I had no idea what I was doing. I'd just wind up and rip it straight up the middle of the court. That worked for quite a while until I ran into some 4.0 and higher players. I was abruptly...

Fast Hands At The Net | Pickleball Volley Wall Drill

Fast Hands At The Net | Pickleball Volley Wall Drill

  One day late last year, Jordan and I headed down to Palo Alto, CA where we had the great pleasure of playing with some of their top players one of whom is Brandon Loong. Brandon is great player. He is tall, with a massive wingspan and a dominating presence on...

3 Keys To A Killer 3rd Shot Drop