Tips & Lessons

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Pickleball Puzzlers

Here are six questions to test your pickleball prowess. Remember, a great deal depends on the skill, age and size of the player, as well as outdoor conditions.

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How To Use A Ball Machine Properly.

More and more players are buying ball machines and they are a wonderful tool for pickleball players to improve their strokes, to add shots to their games, and to get a good workout.

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The Power Serve

One way to keep your opponents on the defensive is to pressure their ability to get to the net from the return of serve. 

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Remember The Fundamentals

Most of us probably played a variety of sports growing up, long before we discovered the game of pickleball.

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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.

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Three Serves And Why You Need Them

 In this article, Jennifer Lucore, Alex Hamner and Bob Youngren are each going to describe a different kind of serve...

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The Split Step

The split-step is a foundation of footwork in pickleball and one of the most important techniques for successful positioning.

The Third Shot Drop And Why Its Important

Most people who have played pickleball for more than about 30 seconds know what a dink is. After all, it’s one...

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The Slice Return

The ability to change pace and spin of the ball is one of the essential characteristics of a well-rounded...

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Improve Your Game With The Soft Return

Bob Youngren and Gail Dacey talk about how you can improve your game by working on your soft...

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The Underhand Serve Clarified

In this article, we’re going to clarify what makes an underhand serve legal. You might think, “That’s...

Bisect the Angle of the Ball

While the slow player moves laterally along the baseline, the knowledgeable player bisects...

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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.