Secrets from Pros
Be sure to sign up to get a weekly high five sent straight to your inbox. Every week you’ll get encouragement and the best tips on your skills, mindset, strategy, gear, and staying healthy.
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.
Get the Weekly High Five
Encouragement and tips sent straight to your email inbox every week.
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.
Pickleball is an incredibly fun sport because it’s easy to start but difficult to master. In fact, skill and physical ability are only half the battle. When your opponents are equal to your skill level, the game becomes more strategic and mental.
Today we’re going to unpack some smart pickleball strategies that could give you an edge and help you improve the next time you’re on the court.
Sometimes in pickleball, we get in trouble. You may hit the ball high and your opponent sends it back at you with pace. In these moments, if you can’t counter, your goal is to reset the shot back into your opponent’s kitchen. But this is easier said than done.
Today we’ll cover a few pickleball tips that will help you hit consistent resets so you can improve your defense, stay in the rally, and win more points.
4 Pro Tips for the Offensive Lob in Pickleball and How to Defend It with Senior Professional Stephanie Lane
The lob in pickleball can be an incredibly effective shot for offense and defense. However, if you want to use it, you must consider 4 things in order for your shot to be successful.
Today I am joined by special guest, Stephanie Lane. Stephanie is a multi-time national champion, a certified master instructor with the IPTPA, and she has mastered the lob.
She will share 4 characteristics of the lob but also we’ll talk about how to defend it. It’s my hope that with this video you will add a new shot to your arsenal and hit lobs that win more points.
The second shot in every pickleball rally carries a lot of weight. Similar to the serve, this shot is overlooked. However, the pickleball return of serve carries more weight because if you miss this shot you lose a point.
Today we’re going to look at a few ways to maximize your return of serve and how to use this critical shot to win more rallies.