You cannot play a good pickleball game or rally as the return team, if you are not making it all the way up to the non-volley zone line.
Also known as the kitchen line at the time you need to hit your fourth shot.
I’m going to share with you one of the biggest errors that players make because they misunderstand how important this is and show you how to fix it.
You need to make sure you make it all the way up to the non-volley zone line. Make sure that you’re hitting those returns deep enough and high enough that you can make it all the way up to the non-volley line before you have to hit your fourth shot.
This is one of the few rules in pickleball that’s an absolute maxim. You cannot deviate from this if you want to be successful as a player.
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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.