How to improve your defense
By: Tony Roig | February 12, 2024 |

How to Improve Your Defense and Eliminate Pop Ups in Pickleball


In this video we’re talking about pickleball defense. How to best prepare for the next shot coming your way

And when it comes to defense, we are dealing with;

  • Time
  • Anticipation
  • Preparation

As you think about your anticipation and preparation, you need to be cognizant of the amount of time that you have.

Anticipate the shot that’s coming your way in order to be able to defend it more effectively.

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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.