Stacking is a pickleball strategy you can use to take control of your game. Stacking:
- is available for any level of pickleball play – 2.0 to Pro.
- allows you to take control of your side of the court.
- makes your strengths stronger
- and helps hide your weaknesses.
You can stack regardless of your rating or level of play. While you do need to be what we call a “thinking pickleball player,” you do not need to learn a particular shot or drill for hours on end to stack. It would be best if you had a little bit of study, such as at our Stacking Lab Masterclass, and then give yourself some slack while you learn it during actual pickleball play.
Once you master stacking, you will have complete control over how you want to play the game. You will no longer be subject to the whims of the score. Want to play on the right side? Go ahead. Left side more your speed? Knock yourself out. You will become the master of the pickleball rules that allow you to play the rally from wherever you want.
And this is just the beginning of the power of pickleball stacking
With stacking, not only do you get to pick a side, but you also get to pick specific matchups. And your decision can change from rally to rally. When you become proficient at stacking, a unique new world of possibilities opens up to you. And it is a world in which you are the sole decisionmaker – you are in complete control of it.
The winner or loser in a well-contested pickleball game often comes down to small things. Stacking can give you that edge you need. It is a net positive strategy to add to your game.
If you want to learn some more about stacking, download our Guide: Stacking – Don’t Let the Score Dictate your Play.
Want to learn more? Check out the Stacking Lab Masterclass
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.