3rd Shot Drops

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

By CJ Johnson / August 30, 2019 /

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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The Nine Point Third Shot Drill

By CJ Johnson / August 19, 2019 /

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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Improve Your Pickleball Third Shot Drop-Drill #1

By CJ Johnson / August 17, 2019 /

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

By CJ Johnson / August 10, 2019 /

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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Pickleball Drills-The Third Shot Game

By CJ Johnson / September 23, 2018 /

  [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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Pickleball Drills-The 3rd Shot

By CJ Johnson / December 21, 2016 /

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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