Elevate Your Game in
5 Essential Areas
Improve Your Skills
Discover the skills, drills, and exercises you need to improve your performance and level up your game.
Manage Your Mindset
Learn how to manage your mindset, leverage your thinking, and improve your game with strategy.
Develop Your Doubles Strategy
Playing with other people is an essential part of pickleball. We’ll help you excel at this part.
Find the Best Gear for You
We’ll review gear and make recommendations you can count on to level up your game.
Stay Strong & Healthy
We’ll share the best facts on nutrition and exercises to keep you playing longer.
BONUS: Get Secrets from the Pros
Learn the best insider secrets from pickleball professionals and the top strategists around.
One of the really fun aspects of pickleball is the pickleball strategy.
Whether you’re just starting out or you’re advanced, anyone can craft a pickleball strategy because it comes down to the choices you make on the court — what you choose to do or not do with each new rally.
Today we’re going to look at a few practical ways you can improve using smart pickleball strategy. By using these tips, not only will you play better, but with smart pickleball strategy you will play better consistently.
One of the worst things in pickleball is the feeling of getting stuck in your game.
For some reason, you’re not hitting shots the way you once did, using the same pickleball technique, or maybe you’re not competing at the same level with the same people.
Today we’re going to cover an important pickleball skill that can help with this. This skill is rarely talked about but if you use it, it can help you get unstuck and take your game to the next level.
The third shot drop in pickleball is essential. But what if your shots are inconsistent? Today we’re going to cover how to fix the most common mistakes with 3rd shot drops.
hi, I’m Adam
I’m a certified instructor with the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA) and chances are I’m a lot like you—a pickleball player who wants to improve.
High Five Pickleball is a resource designed to help you take the guesswork out of your game so you can maximize your time on the court, have more fun, and get better faster. I’ll do this through weekly blog posts, videos, and social media.
With High Five Pickleball, it’s my goal to help you cultivate your confidence, develop your strategy, and build a strong foundation of skills, techniques, and practices without all the unnecessary trial and error.
Adam is such an asset to the pickleball community on so many levels! His patient, kind, & humble demeanor along with his knowledge & organization make for a winning combination. Anyone who gets the opportunity to play with and learn from Adam Richards will benefit and be glad they did!
– Stephanie Lane,
Multi-Time USAPA National Champion,
PaddleTek Senior Pro,
& IPTPA Master Instructor