Rally Scoring Strategy for Pickleball Players explained
Rally Scoring Strategy: A Whistle-stop Guide to Clear the Confusion

How Does Rally Scoring Affect Our Play? Specifically our strategy. Rally scoring is here. Whether it will become the dominant scoring approach is yet to be seen. Rally scoring is already seeing increased use across the sport and is a logical evolution in the growth of pickleball. The question for most players is will rally…

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Ball Over Net Pickleball
Which One-Ball Over Net Pickleball or Actually Learn to Play Your Best?

“Ball-Over-Net” Pickleball is when a player is content with the ball just clearing the net and landing inside the lines on the other side of the court. There is, however, so much more to pickleball if you are willing to put in a little work and learn the game. This article is not intended as…

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Who Is The Best Pickleball Player In The World?

There are a lot of amazing athletes playing pickleball. Who do you think is the best pickleball player in the world? Anna-Leigh Waters? Yup, she’s arguably one of the world’s best pickleball players, but she’s not the best. Then you must mean Ben Johns? Nope…he may be the current number one, but he’s not the…

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Pickleball 2020-What Are Your Goals?

If you want to play better pickleball in 2020, two things will help, a little reflection and a plan.   Take a moment to think about last year. What do you do well on the pickleball court? What didn’t you do as well? If you want to play better this year, I’d suggest that you…

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Pickleball Serve Rules-Should This Serve Be Legal?

Making the Case The chainsaw serve has received plenty of attention of late. Ever since Pro Player Zane Navratil began using it successfully, many players have, rightly, asked whether the chainsaw serve is something they should add to their game. As you may already know, the chainsaw serve has been banned for 2022. But there’s…

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Pickleball Singles-Three Must Have Strategies

“Can pickleball be played as singles?” Yes!  In fact, pickleball singles will improve your doubles game. You’ll be fitter and gain some strategy insights sure to impress your partner. In this post, we’re going to focus on three key pickleball singles strategies and how they’ll improve your overall performance, regardless of your skill level. If you…

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Your Complete Guide to Pickleball Improvement

Pickleball players want to improve. At least we know you do. Otherwise, you would not be reading this article. What are you doing about it? It’s so easy to get lost in the ever-growing sea of pickleball content. How does a committed pickleball player such as yourself improve? I love to ride the Peloton Bike,…

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Maximize Your Work and Avoid Time Wastes

None of us has unlimited time in our days, and certainly not unlimited time to work on our pickleball games. If we want to play our best pickleball, we must prioritize the areas of our game that are most important; those that will give us the biggest bang for our buck. For example, the third…

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Pickleball-When Can You Be In the Kitchen?

[In this series of Getting Started articles, we share several beginner pickleball tips to help you get started on the right foot. These tips will help you whether you have played a racket/paddle sport in the past or not. When CJ and I started playing pickleball, we were given lots of advice. Some of it…

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The 7 Best Lessons From THE Pickleball Summit 2021

Everyone sees things through a different lens. So it was no surprise that when Tony and I started talking about the best pickleball lessons from the Summit, we had a difference of opinion. The first three in this article are from Tony and the next three from me. The last one is our absolute best…

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2023 is Almost Here – What’s Next For Your Pickleball Game?

2022 is mostly in our rearview mirror and is soon to be entirely behind us. 2023 is just around the corner, and we will be on that segment of the road for quite a while (one year, to be exact). What’s next for your pickleball game? This is a great time for some reflection, followed…

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Pickleball Rules and Scoring
Pickleball Rules And Scoring-Out Calls, Dead Balls, Score Calling and MORE

 The 2021 rules change document was more than 85 pages long. We’re extremely fortunate to have rules guru Don Stanley walk us through the changes and understand how the rule book changes will impact us on the pickleball courts next year. Before we take a deeper dive into some of the pickleball rules and…

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How to out bang pickleball bangers-or should you?

One of the conundrums many pickleball players experience is how to develop an effective strategy when they are staring at a banger on the other side of the net. Pickleball bangers have been a part of pickleball since at least when I started playing in 2015. I am not sure whether banging has increased as…

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How to Evaluate Your Performance with Positive Pickleball Metrics

We all evaluate our performance when we play. Some may use a different metric (performance = how we did vis a vis our metric), but most players use the Win/Loss metric. Win lots of games, and we feel great. Lose lots of games, and we feel not as great. The objective of this article is…

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Why You’re Failing at Pickleball and How to Fix it!

You return from the pickleball courts, feeling discouraged and disappointed. How could you have made so many mistakes? Just a few days prior, you felt so excited and full of promise knowing that you’d FINALLY found the solution to your problem on YouTube! You watched the latest video and knew that was the answer to…

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