Secrets from Pros
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In pickleball there’s nothing worse than when your opponent returns your serve with backspin and you dump it into the net.
If you don’t know how to defend pickleball spin, it can be frustrating and feel impossible to win points.
Today we’re going to cover how to hit third shot drops when your opponent hits a backspin and we’ll break it down into simple steps so that you can return that slice, hit better third shot drops, and get to the net every time with confidence.
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Who doesn’t love a good upset comeback? In pickleball, momentum plays a huge part in many games, especially when your skill levels are equal. But unfortunately momentum is a two way street. If you make one too many errors, what could be an equal game could slip...
There are many important pickleball skills but there is one pickleball tip in particular that separates good players from great ones. This skill is transitioning from the baseline to the non volley zone. It may sound simple, but this is critical because the majority of points are won at the net, and if you can’t get to the net, you can’t win.
Today we’re going to cover the pickleball skill you need to master the transition zone so you can stay calm, get to the net with confidence, and win more points.
Pickleball saved his life. But what is it about our amazing sport that helps people? Join me and special guest Gizmo for a new episode of Pickleball Banter as we discuss pickleball and mental health.
Your feet are incredibly important in pickleball but it’s a pickleball strategy that is often overlooked.
Your feet are the foundation of your game in many ways because before you swing, you first must establish your feet. If you neglect your footwork, your game could suffer, but if you use smart footwork, you have better balance, efficient movement, and a lower risk of injuries.
Today we’re going to look at a few ways to improve your footwork, drills you can do at home to improve your speed, and I’ll share my secrets for keeping your feet pain free.
Have you watched a ppa pickleball match on the PPA tour in the last few months and heard the announcers discuss some stats from the game or display some stats? If so, there’s a good chance those stats were collected by a man named Jim Ramsey.
Jim is the first broadcast statistician for the PPA and he has spent the last 35 years in broadcast.
I got a chance to talk with Jim and discuss stats that are important to the pro world, themes that he’s seeing, and the 5 most surprising stats he’s collected over the last few months.
Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the world because it’s easy to play, it’s a great way to make new friends, and you can be as competitive or recreational as you want. But when you move from pick up games to pickleball tournaments, it raises the stakes, the level of competition, and the intimidation factor can go up.
Today we’re going to look at how to prepare for tournaments from tip to tail by breaking it down into stages, so you can easily take it step by step.
It’s my hope that with this video you’ll learn what to expect from tournaments, how to enjoy them and how to compete at a higher level with confidence.