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.
If you’re going to compete in pickleball, you need defense.
But what does that really mean in terms of a rally or point?
Today we’re going to cover one of the most overlooked shots in pickleball. If used correctly, this shot can make you a bigger defensive threat and help you compete at a higher level.
One of the fastest ways to improve is pickleball wall drills.
Not only do you multiply your reps compared to a game, but if done with intention, you can improve your game fast.
Today we’re going to look at a few solo wall drills. With only 20 minutes, not only will you get some quality reps but you may even surprise yourself with how fast you improve.
Anyone who has played pickleball knows how it feels to be inconsistent.
One day you may play amazing and the next you struggle to get the ball over the net. This can be extremely frustrating.
Today we’re going to cover a few reasons why inconsistency happens and what you can do to stop it. With these pickleball tips not only will you be able to eliminate unforced errors but you’ll have a new way to play at a higher level.
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