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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.

4 Pickleball Tips I WISH I Knew Earlier

4 Pickleball Tips I WISH I Knew Earlier

Master the art of pickleball with essential pickleball. I’m Adam Richards, and I’m here to elevate your game with expert pickleball tips designed to not only boost your performance on the court immediately but also pave the way for long-term success. In this video, we’re diving into some unique strategies that I wish I knew earlier.

How to Master the Drop Volley in Pickleball

How to Master the Drop Volley in Pickleball

The drop volley in pickleball is a shot that takes pace off of your opponent’s shot and drops the ball just back over to the other side of the net. When you use this shot correctly, it catches your opponents off guard and wins the rally in your favor.

In this video we’ll break down one of these shots (the drop volley) so that you know when to do it and how to use it to win rallies the next time you get on the court.

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