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laura fenton kovanda

Non-Volley Zone
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…
Non-Volley Zone
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…
Misc.
What 56 FEET of Snow this Past Winter Taught Me About Pickleball
As you can see in my Youtube Video’s, Lake Tahoe is a beautiful place to play pickleball. What you don’t see in those videos is what happens the other six…
Mental Game
How to Turn Around a Bad Start in a Pickleball Tournament
Have you ever gone to play pickleball full of confidence, ready for your best day ever then bam! It seems as if an alien has inhabited your body, at least…
Serves/Returns
Want to Hit Better Pickleball Groundstrokes? Use Your Feet (Part 2)
Balance and strong footwork are cornerstones of any sport. The most challenging shot to hit is when we are off-balance. Footwork in pickleball is an often overlooked key component of…
Basics
Discover the Secret Benefits to Good Footwork
The importance of proper footwork is perhaps one of the least understood skills in pickleball. After all, the court is small, why focus on footwork? Pickleball is no different than…
Non-Volley Zone
Pickleball Drills-Block Effectively and Win More Points
It’s fun to watch the best pickleball players change a dinking game into an attack. They are so quick and their ability to block is amazing! Do you block effectively?…
Basics
The #1 Mistake Killing Your Pickleball Game
When you started playing, you saw rapid improvement, but as time went on, you plateaued. You feel stuck at the same level and don’t understand what’s keeping you from progressing.…
Strategy/Partners
Covering the Court as a Team
Ever play a team that covers the court so well it’s hard to score a point? They always seem to get a paddle on the ball no matter what? In…
Strategy/Partners
Moving to the Net as a Team
My guess is at some point you have been told after you return the serve, no matter what type of shot you or your partner hit, run as fast as…
Non-Volley Zone
Stay at the Net to Play Better Pickleball
  You’ve probably been taught the importance of moving to the net at as quickly as possible. Getting there is half the battle now you need to stay at the…
Basics
How to Play Pickleball Without Advice from a Partner
If you were like me, you were handed a pickleball paddle, hit a few shots, got a quick rules overview followed buy LOTS and LOTS of FREE advice! Each new…