Fi This Common Pickleball Error
By: Tony Roig | December 19, 2022 |

Fix This Common Pickleball Error

Watch any pickleball game and you will see this strategy error committed over and over.

The return team hits the ball to the wrong place, allowing the serve team to attack them and win the point.

If you are clear on your pickleball objectives, you can then play your best pickleball.

In this pickleball video, we do a rally breakdown to show you the error – so you can recognize the error when you are on the court – and also show you the right strategy to us – so you can avoid the error in the future.

If you are not familiar with the serve side – return side distinction, you will not be able to play to your full potential, not because you are not trying hard each time you playing. It is because you simply do not have enough knowledge about the game.

We can teach you what you do not know – it is what we do.

Our 3-Part Miniseries covers this important distinction and also gives you the four most important shots in pickleball as well as the reason why you sometimes pop the ball up.

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STOP giving away pickleball points – I’ll show you how to fix this common pickleball error

0:00 Introduction to the return of serve side and serve side of pickleball

1:15 Breakdown of the pickleball point where a point was scored

1:45 Breakdown of the pickleball point where NO point was scored

2:10 Side by side comparison of the two pickleball points

3:35 The 2 Questions for you to ask about return of serve side play

You can find Pickleball Therapy on Apple, Spotify, and all podcasts platforms. Here is the first (out of 5) mental and emotional training series episodes with Coach Peter Scales.…

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Tony Roig

Hola. Hello. Konichiwa. After 40 years playing tennis, I am now a full-time pickleball player and professional. As a 5.0 rated Senior Pro Pickleball Player and an IPTPA-certified Master Teaching Professional, my focus is on helping players like you learn to play their best pickleball. In 2016, shortly after starting to play pickleball, my friend Tom and I jumped into the highest division at the first US Open in Naples, Florida. That morning it became clear just how much there is to learn in this seemingly simple sport – a lifetime of learning if you so choose. Since 2018, I have been on a mission to share my knowledge of pickleball so other players can enjoy the game at a higher level and attain their pickleball objectives. When not studying or playing pickleball, I like to travel with my other half, Jill.