Pickleball is frequently described as a mashup of tennis, ping pong and badminton. And, indeed, there are several similarities amongst the four sports. Ping pong, in particular, has remarkable similarities to pickleball. Not only is the paddle … [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.
Go to any pickleball dealer website – or listen for just a couple of minutes to a pickleball paddle brand “ambassador” – and you’ll likely hear them extol the virtues of their brand’s latest paddle technology: A graphite core. A polymer core. A Nomex … [Read more...]
As new students take pickleball lessons from me for the first time and we begin our progressions by dinking from the NVZ line, at some point during this initial lesson, I always pose the following question: On a scale of 1-10 (with 1 being a very … [Read more...]
We've all experienced it in varying degrees on the pickleball courts -- some more than others. As we exit the stress-free laboratory of the practice courts and enter the pressure-cooker of a "real" game or tournament match, we don't play in any way … [Read more...]
As pickleball players we are often guilty of solely training our physical and technical execution of various shots. We'll spend countless hours and thousands of repetitions hitting dinks, drops and drives -- all while the practicing and training of … [Read more...]