The BEST Place to Hit the 3rd Shot
By: Tony Roig | February 10, 2023 |

The BEST Place to Hit the 3rd Shot

In pickleball, having a reliable third shot can give you the edge you need to play your best pickleball.

In this video, we’ll be diving into 5 popular spots to hit a pickleball third shot.

You’ll see the advantages and disadvantages of each option, and it may change your mind about what shot, and strategy is best.

But the real question is, which one is the best?

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced pickleball player, this video will help you take your game to the next level. So, grab your paddle and get ready to up your pickleball game with this must-watch video!”

0:00 intro

0:32 The learning process and the benefits of struggle

1:52 The preconceptions created by online videos

2:40 Most on court instruction is focused on “how to”

3:16 The problem created by focusing on the shot

3:36 The framework players need to make decisions

4:55 The best strategy for a third shot from a short return

7:00 The problem created by just thinking about shots and strategies

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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.