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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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#197- More Important Than Your Third Shot Drop – You Heard it Here First!

To be a complete pickleball player you need a third shot drop. Seems simple enough but, as with many things in life, once you scratch at it a little you find out that it is not quite that simple. Before players start losing their mind reading the next words, let me make this one thing…

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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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The Hybrid Third Shot with John Sperling

Third Shot Breakthrough Unlocking Your Aggressive Edge Ready to vary the way you hit the third shot? If you’re hitting a wall with your third shot and feel like you need to change it up to gain an advantage, this course is for you. Senior Pro player John Sperling teaches you the shot he uses,…

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Pickleball Third Shot-STOP Getting Killed on the Way to the Net

 When you first learned to play pickleball, were you told to run to the non-volley zone right after the third shot, no matter what? If so you’re not alone, it’s pretty common, that’s how I was taught. Immediately running to the net is excellent advice if you’re the returning team, or if you happen…

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Pickleball Drills-The Third Shot Game

  [click_to_tweet tweet=”Would you like to create a more consistent pickleball third shot AND have fun doing it?” quote=”Great pickleball players have one thing in common, they can execute a third shot or a series of third shots that’ll allow their team to get to the net and eliminate their opponents’ advantage.”]   Great pickleball…

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Struggling with Drop Shots? 3 Tips for Consistency and Control!
Struggling with Drop Shots? 3 Tips for Consistency and Control!

Are you struggling to nail your drop shots in pickleball? This video is your answer! Learn three expert tips for mastering the drop shot with consistency and precision. Tip number one, it doesn’t have to be perfect, but it does have to clear the net. Players get so caught up in hitting the perfect drop…

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Why Your Pickleball Shot Obsession is Holding Your Game Back (And What to Do About It)

If you are a casual pickleball player or think that a single pickleball shot or strategy will sort your game out (no criticism in either case, you are welcome to have the relationship with pickleball that most suits you), this article is probably not going to be for you. If you want to grow as…

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Pickleball Reset Shot: Don’t Get Caught In “No Man’s Land”

Are you noticing that as you move up in levels, you’re required to hit different shots? Do you need a shot, to get from the baseline to the non-volley zone, a shot that works in the transition area? You need a reset shot. One shot you need to acquire to become a better player is…

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Confident pickleball is what this shot will give you

There are two shots you must have if you want to play a complete pickleball game. In this pickleball video we go over the first of these shots: the dink. Having a ‘simple,’ reliable dink is important because it allows you to get out of trouble. Three keys you can use to start improving your…

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Pickleball Drills-The 3rd Shot

I can hear a few of you groaning now, the 3rd shot. AGAIN? Arguably the 3rd shot is one of the most difficult shots to hit consistently at any level. That might explain why I see so many new players, especially from a tennis background choose to drive the shot versus hit a third shot…

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Know how to decide: DROP, DRIVE or SURVIVE with Guest Coaching Professional Tyson
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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Your Best Pickleball Serve
Unlock Your Best Pickleball Serve | Plus 3 more MUST HAVE Shots to Play 3.5

Are you ready to play your best pickleball but not sure what shots you need to know? Here are three shots you need to play really solid 3.5 pickleball. And one you think you might need that, you don’t. The first shot you want to unlock to become a solid 3.5 player is your best…

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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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