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.

The ULTIMATE Guide to Beginner Pickleball Paddles: 3 BEST Pickleball Paddles for Beginners

The ULTIMATE Guide to Beginner Pickleball Paddles: 3 BEST Pickleball Paddles for Beginners

Finding the right beginner pickleball paddle can feel like finding a needle in a haystack. How do you choose a paddle? What are the best brands? What is the best value in the sea of paddles and brands for your skill level? By the end of this video, I’ll help you answer those questions, I’ll help you avoid common mistakes with paddle purchases, and I’ll give you a shortlist of my recommendations that won’t break your budget.

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