The GOOD Non-Volley Zone (aka Pickleball Kitchen)
By: Tony Roig | August 22, 2022 |

The GOOD Non-Volley Zone (aka Pickleball Kitchen)

In this pickleball video we teach you how to use the Non-Volley Zone (also sometimes referred to as the Non Volley Zone or No Volley Zone or Pickleball Kitchen) to your advantage. There is a “bad” Non-Volley Zone (the one you are already familiar with). But there is also a “good” Non-Volley Zone – and this is the one that you need to learn to use.

Pickleball players all know the Non-Volley Zone (aka kitchen) as the area on the pickleball court that we cannot step into. It is like “lava” – don’t touch it. The Non-Volley Zone rules work both ways – they work against you on your side (keeping you our of the zone) but also work in your favor (keeping your opponents out of their zone and creating a safe zone for you).

Understanding that the Non-Volley Zone is more than this off-limits area will help you expand your understanding of pickleball strategy and help you play your best.

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.