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WHY the Pickleball Soft Game is Always the Right Answer
We titled our previous blog post “The Soft Game is Always the Right Answer.” While the majority of the feedback has been positive, some apparently misunderstood the statement. In this…
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The Soft Game Is Always the Right Answer
Pickleball is an odd sport. In many other sports, the game gets faster the more you advance. Tennis serves get harder. Baseball pitches faster. And so on. That’s not the…
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Pickleball NVZ//Improving Your Backhand Dink
Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been focusing on some advanced non-volley zone strategies, punishing your opponents without having to hit it hard and getting out of trouble when…
The Pickleball Dinking Game//Get Out Of Trouble With The Dump Dink
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The Pickleball Dinking Game//Get Out Of Trouble With The Dump Dink
You’ve been pulled wide off the non-volley zone, but not far enough to hit an ATP(around the post). How do you get out of this jam? We’ve all experienced it.…
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Advanced Non-Volley Zone Strategy//Soft Shot Attacks
Is your only attack from the kitchen a hard-hit shot? If it is, you’re missing out on this advanced attack strategy. Some of you might be thinking, “a soft shot…
Developing a Consistent Backhand Dink
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Developing a Consistent Backhand Dink
For most of us, the weakest shot in our arsenal is our backhand, and it doesn’t matter whether it’s a groundstroke or a dink. But isn’t it frustrating when your…
Cha Cha with Your Partner to Move Around the Pickleball Court
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Cha Cha with Your Partner to Move Around the Pickleball Court
When you watch a professional pickleball match, what differences do you notice in a team’s ability to move around the pickleball court? Do you see that they’re able to cut…
Pickleball Dink Consistency-Start at the Bottom
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Pickleball Dink Consistency-Start at the Bottom
What’s your longest dink rally? In professional pickleball matches, it’s common to see dink rallies lasting 20 or more shots. What makes those players so consistent?   The goal of…
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My Pickleball Partner Won’t Come to the Net!
Have you ever played pickleball with a partner who just won’t come to the net? Pickleball rec play is one of the unique aspects of this sport, which makes it…
Pickleball Blocking-How to Beat the Banger
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Pickleball Blocking-How to Beat the Banger
You can’t stop a banger from hitting the pickleball hard. So, the best way to beat them is with a good block!   Just because someone hits the ball hard…
Pickleball Kitchen Strategy-STOP Attacking!
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Pickleball Kitchen Strategy-STOP Attacking!
If you want to play better pickleball, you need to stop trying to hit a winner every time. If you learn to stop attacking marginal shots and be more patient,…
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The Pickleball Reset Shot-How to Control the Ball
How do you hit the reset shot from “no man’s land” without popping it up in the air? Recently, I shot a video with Laura Fenton Kovanda where we focused…
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The Second Hardest Shot in Pickleball
Most people consider the third shot is the toughest pickleball shot to hit consistently. Do you know the second hardest shot in pickleball to master? If you said the Reset…
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Reflex Volley Drill for Faster Pickleball Reactions
[Tweet “How would you like to improve your reaction time when you get into a volley exchange at the net? This single person drill will improve your reactions in no…
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Pickleball Playing Tip-The Kitchen & the Bathroom?
Pickleball Playing Tip-Think of the pickleball court as rooms in your home—the kitchen, the bathroom, and the hallway. We all know where the kitchen is on the pickleball courts—the first…