Most competitive players will agree that the single-most critical and effective pickleball strategy is to get to the Non-Volley Line as quickly as possible. It's at the non-volley line where a team can take control of the rally -- or at the very … [Read more...]
Strategies & Tips
The following blog posts will help maximize your personal development and improvement with "lessons" on fundamental shot-making techniques and how to be more mentally tough than your opponent.
Playing singles in pickleball is, unquestionably, a different animal than the traditional doubles game. Singles requires physical stamina, anticipation and a different strategy than that in doubles. Be prepared to sprint, split step, stop, change … [Read more...]
The first weekend in September -- Ahhh, perfect. Televised on ESPN, the world's best tennis players were playing early round US Open matches at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows. On the other side of the country -- in Brigham City, … [Read more...]
As a former high school and collegiate tennis player, the term "dink" has always had a negative connotation with those with whom I competed. It was a term predominantly used to describe a player who wasn't really too good, didn't "hit out" with their … [Read more...]
One of the more intimidating concepts for the new pickleball player is the pressure of keeping score. While games are generally played to 11 points (win by 2 points) there are nevertheless scoring nuances in pickleball. Although pickleball scoring … [Read more...]
This past Thursday at Woodside – presented with an open pickleball court (a rare occasion) and not enough people to play doubles – my fellow “pickler” and I took advantage of the opportunity to play singles. In nearly two years of playing pickleball … [Read more...]