Pickleball Rules 2021-The Rules Guru and the Drop Serve

We bet you’ve heard that effective January 2021, pickleball has a few new rules, including a drop serve. While Tony and I believe other rule changes will likely impact your game more, the drop serve is getting the most attention. Not surprising, the serve is a topic that fascinates pickleball players and consistently produces more…

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2022 Pickleball Rules- The Drop Serve

The 2022 revisions to the USA Pickleball Rules (technically the IFP Official Rulebook) have been announced. The “provisional” qualifier was dropped (is there a pun there) from the Drop Serve rules. What this means is that the Drop Serve is in the official rules and here to stay. Before the new rules were adopted, it…

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Improve Your Pickleball Third Shot Drop-Drill #1

Are you getting tired of hitting your third shot drop into the net? Perhaps you’re grappling with the opposite problem. Your pickleball drop shot is too high and easily smashed at your feet.  If you’re struggling to hit unattackable drops, this three-part drills series is designed to help you build touch and consistency. Without a…

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The Technique for a Consistent Pickleball Drop Shot

Are you consistently hitting your drop shots into the net? Or perhaps they’re so high; your opponents are hitting them back fast and hard at your feet? Then it’s time to develop some touch on your pickleball drop shot. There is no doubt that the pickleball drop shot is ­one of the most challenging shots…

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Three Strikes-No, Not Baseball, It’s a Pickleball Drop Shot Drill

Would a better drop shot improve your pickleball game? For most of us, the answer is a definite YES! The good news is you can develop one. The bad news for some of you is it requires practice, but drills don’t have to be boring! This is the final pickleball drop shot drill in the…

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Add the Pickleball 2022 Drop Serve to Your Game | Reduce Errors – Win More Games

The 2022 revisions to the USA Pickleball Rules (technically the IFP Official Rulebook) have been announced. The “provisional” qualifier was dropped (is there a pun there) from the Drop Serve rules. What this means is that the Drop Serve is here to stay.

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Know How to Decide: DROP, DRIVE or SURVIVE with Guest Coaching Professional Tyson

Return of serve is coming towards you – what shot should you hit next? Should you hit a drop versus a drive? Great question. Basically, what I’m looking for, for instance, on the third shot is what type of ball did my opponent give me. If it’s a slower ball that sits up a little…

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Forget the Drop, Drive and Lob. To Play Your Best Pickleball You Need This!

One of the most valuable and underutilized resources pickleball players have is not a drive, a drop, or even a lob. It’s something that’s rarely practiced. In fact, most of you don’t have any idea how powerful it can be. It’s always in play; on every pickleball court, during every game. It’s an edge over…

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Virtual Pickleball Summit Day One-Paddles, Jolt, Drops, Drives and the Kitchen

Virtual Summit Day One kicks off with Nicole Havlicek from Primetime Pickleball, Brandon Swanson The Paddle Geek, Drew Evans The Pickleball Librarian, and Laura Fenton Kovanda 4x US Open Champ and Owner of World Team Pickleball. What’s the best 3rd shot, and why? Nicole Havlicek tackles the great 3rd shot debate. Paddle Geek Brandon Swanson…

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Everything to Know About Pickleball Serve Rules (2024 Update)

Do you know the new rules for the drop serve as well as the volley serve? Let’s start with the drop serve- There are no rules on how the paddle has to move. There are, however, some rules about the drop itself. 1st thing- When you execute the drop, your opponent has to be able…

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The Nine Point Third Shot Drill

Can you hit a pickleball drop shot into the kitchen from anywhere on the court? Unless you’re a top pro, you probably snickered when you read that. If so, you’re not alone. The third shot drop is arguably the toughest shot in pickleball. At the same time, there’s nothing that will improve your game more…

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Ball Over Net Pickleball
Which One-Ball Over Net Pickleball or Actually Learn to Play Your Best?

“Ball-Over-Net” Pickleball is when a player is content with the ball just clearing the net and landing inside the lines on the other side of the court. There is, however, so much more to pickleball if you are willing to put in a little work and learn the game. This article is not intended as…

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You Will Become a Better Pickleball Player by Playing More-Right?

You love the game, and you want to play your best pickleball. So you carve out time in your schedule to play more. Before you know it, you’re playing 4-5 days every week. But will more time playing help you become the pickleball player you want to be? We asked you – and a thousand…

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Ultimate Pickleball Drill-The Octopus

What if there was a pickleball drill that could improve your accuracy, boost your fitness, give you better footwork, increase your confidence, and enhance your touch? Would you want to know about it? Sound too good to be true? It can also increase your target awareness and help you understand how to control a shot…

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Pickleball 2020-What Are Your Goals?

If you want to play better pickleball in 2020, two things will help, a little reflection and a plan.   Take a moment to think about last year. What do you do well on the pickleball court? What didn’t you do as well? If you want to play better this year, I’d suggest that you…

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