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THE OFFENSIVE LOB FOR BEGINNERS

By Stephanie Lane

To be a successful lobber from the kitchen line, one of the most important aspects to focus on is your ability to disguise the shot. You need to dink the ball and lob the ball with the exact same smooth pendulum motion.

2 Primary Purposes of a Dink

Most people who have played pickleball for more than about 30 seconds know what a dink is. After all, it’s one of the most commonly used terms out on the court.

Franklin X-40 Gets Results

Most players take it for granted that the pickleballs they use will have a consistent bounce, last a long time and not go out of round.

When to Lob

Utilizing a lob is a great tactic in offensive play at the NVL. Timing is the most important aspect of lobbing.

Visualizing Outstanding Volleys

In the early 1970s, Timothy Gallwey's highly successful book, “The Inner Game of Tennis,” had tennis players around the globe visualizing themselves hitting beautiful tennis strokes.

Fine-Tuning Your Serve

Developing a strong and consistent serve is one of the most simple and valuable things you can do to improve your game.

Who Can Call Kitchen Foot Faults?

Calling a foot fault may seem pretty basic, but actually quite a few questions have been raised with a  little controversy. With help from the USAPA Rules...

Warming Up with Alex and Jennifer

In this article, we're going to look at some warm-ups that can be done before a tournament or a practice game, and we're fortunate to...

Where To Hit The Ball

This is usually meant as part of a strategy with a team, meaning should you target a certain person, a weaker player or a specific side because the opponents are unknown or perhaps the weather is a factor.  

5 Steps to a Winning Dink

Here at Pickleball Channel we talk a lot about dinking, or the soft game, but what exactly is a dink, and how can it improve your game? Today we're going to go back to the basics...

Dingles

This is usually meant as part of a strategy with a team, meaning should you target a certain person, a weaker player or a specific side because the opponents are unknown or perhaps the weather is a factor.  

Third Shot Decisions

The third shot drop in pickleball is one of the most difficult shots for any level of player. It’s the putt in golf or the serve in tennis.

Learn The Erne Shot

The success of the Erne begins with early preparation and setting up the point as a 5-shot play. Although the Erne shot can be hit from many locations...

How to Get a Jump When You’re in a Slump

our quality of play is cyclical. You improve, you play well, the ball is the size of a volleyball, you see it well, you can hit anything.

 

Running Down A Lob Safely

There are lots of things to think about when running down a lob. Which partner is going to retrieve it? Is the wind affecting it?

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