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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.
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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.
In pickleball, the team that controls the net, controls the game. But what if you struggle with getting to the net?
Today we’re going to cover 5 pickleball tips that help you immediately master the transition zone.
In today’s video we’re going to cover 3 very effective pickleball tips that can help you master the roll volley, keep your opponent on their toes, and make you a bigger threat at the net.
Knowing how to hit a third shot drop is what separates the good players from the great ones. In this video we’ll cover some simple pickleball tips to not only fix your third shot drop problems, but turn you into a drop shot machine.
It’s often overlooked, but if you know how to use a pickleball volley, it can be a dangerous weapon.
Today we’re going to break this shot down step by step. It’s my hope that with this video, the next time you get on the court you can use it to your advantage.
Pickleball is a sport that’s exploding in popularity around the world, and with its rise comes the need for funny pickleball team names. Whether you’re a seasoned player or a beginner, a funny and memorable team name can set the tone for your matches and add some lighthearted fun to the game.
In this post we’re covering 3 pickleball doubles strategy pros use that can easily translate to your game. It’s my hope that you can apply these tactics the next time you play and take your game to the next level.
The pickleball return of serve is very important because if you miss this shot, you lose a point.
Today we’re going to cover how to maximize your serve returns and look at a few common mistakes that could be holding you back and costing you points.
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.
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.
In this post, we’re going to cover a few simple pickleball tips you can use to not only see speed ups coming, but prepare, respond, and come out on top.
Drilling in pickleball is one of the best ways to take your game to the next level, but if you don’t know the right drills or if those drills are boring, why bother?
Today we’re going to look at a pickleball drill that will change your game forever.
The third shot drop in pickleball is one of the most important shots to master. But what if you could add an extra element to your third shot drops to make them just a little bit better? Today we’re going to look at one thing you can do to improve your drops and improve your overall offense.
One of the really fun aspects of pickleball is the pickleball strategy.
Whether you’re just starting out or you’re advanced, anyone can craft a pickleball strategy because it comes down to the choices you make on the court — what you choose to do or not do with each new rally.
Today we’re going to look at a few practical ways you can improve using smart pickleball strategy. By using these tips, not only will you play better, but with smart pickleball strategy you will play better consistently.
One of the worst things in pickleball is the feeling of getting stuck in your game.
For some reason, you’re not hitting shots the way you once did, using the same pickleball technique, or maybe you’re not competing at the same level with the same people.
Today we’re going to cover an important pickleball skill that can help with this. This skill is rarely talked about but if you use it, it can help you get unstuck and take your game to the next level.
The third shot drop in pickleball is essential. But what if your shots are inconsistent? Today we’re going to cover how to fix the most common mistakes with 3rd shot drops.
If you’re going to compete in pickleball, you need defense.
But what does that really mean in terms of a rally or point?
Today we’re going to cover one of the most overlooked shots in pickleball. If used correctly, this shot can make you a bigger defensive threat and help you compete at a higher level.
One of the fastest ways to improve is pickleball wall drills.
Not only do you multiply your reps compared to a game, but if done with intention, you can improve your game fast.
Today we’re going to look at a few solo wall drills. With only 20 minutes, not only will you get some quality reps but you may even surprise yourself with how fast you improve.
Anyone who has played pickleball knows how it feels to be inconsistent.
One day you may play amazing and the next you struggle to get the ball over the net. This can be extremely frustrating.
Today we’re going to cover a few reasons why inconsistency happens and what you can do to stop it. With these pickleball tips not only will you be able to eliminate unforced errors but you’ll have a new way to play at a higher level.
Learn how to resurrect dead dinks and use an easy pickleball dinking strategy that will help you win more points at the net.
4 EASY Ways to STOP Pop Ups in Pickleball (Fix This Error Forever in 5 Minutes or Less with These Pickleball Tips)
Anyone who has played pickleball knows how it feels to cause a pop up.
Whether you’re causing the pop up or getting hit with the ball because of a pop up, this is one of the worst feelings. Today we’re going to cover the common reasons why pop ups happen and the pickleball tips you can use to stop them. It’s my hope that with this video you’ll learn how to eliminate errors from your game, play with more consistency, and win more points at the net.
Starting out in pickleball is fun because the learning curve is relatively easy. But being a beginner pickleball player has its downsides: it can be uncomfortable to make mistakes and you can get stuck in your progression if you don’t avoid a few common mistakes.
Today, we’re going to cover the top mistakes players make when starting out and how to avoid them. If you’re starting out, don’t worry. Everyone was a beginner at some point and I’ve personally made every mistake possible.
One of the fun and dynamic aspects of pickleball is the fast-paced hand battles that happen at the net. This happens in dink rallies when someone speeds up the ball and a flurry of volleys follows.
But if your reaction time is lacking, you may be caught off guard. Or even worse, if you don’t have a plan, this can hold you back from progressing in your game.
Today we’re going to look at how to win hand battles at the net and how to improve your reaction time. We’ll break it down into easy steps so the next time someone speeds it up at you, you’ll have a plan, you’ll be confident, and you may even come out on top.
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.
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.