Want to improve at pickleball?

Develop your skills, strategy, & mindset in 30 days or less with this FREE guide.  

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.

How to Hit a PERFECT Pickleball SMASH in 3 Easy Steps

How to Hit a PERFECT Pickleball SMASH in 3 Easy Steps

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you set up the perfect pickleball smash, but instead of smashing it for the win, you hit it into the net or hit it out? This is frustrating but there are simple things you can do to fix this for good.

Today we’re going to cover how to smash overheads more consistently with power. So the next time you get that perfect putaway you’ll be confident it’s a winner.

Pickleball Topspin: 3 Tips to Produce KILLER Topspin

Pickleball Topspin: 3 Tips to Produce KILLER Topspin

In Pickleball, there are a ton of tools and shots you can use to upgrade your game. One of those shots is topspin. Pickleball topspin is great because you can use it in multiple shots and scenarios to give your game an edge.

Today we’re going to breakdown topspin step by step and look at it in game situations. It’s my hope that this will be easy for you to apply and you can use it to take your game to the next 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