Pickleball Serve Rules 2023

If You Don’t Know the 2023 Pickleball Serve Rule, You’ll Hate Yourself Later

It is almost assured that in the 2023 USAPA (USA Pickleball) Official Rules published for next year, the pickleball spin serve will no longer be allowed. Now let's be clear it's the pre-spun, more commonly known as the finger spin ...
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Pickleball Drills-Block Effectively and Win More Points

It's fun to watch the best pickleball players change a dinking game into an attack. They are so quick and their ability to block is amazing! Do you block effectively? Would improved blocking help you win more points or more ...
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The #1 Mistake Killing Your Pickleball Game

When you started playing, you saw rapid improvement, but as time went on, you plateaued. You feel stuck at the same level and don’t understand what’s keeping you from progressing. Sound familiar? The #1 mistake killing your pickleball game is ...
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Covering the Court as a Team

Ever play a team that covers the court so well it's hard to score a point? They always seem to get a paddle on the ball no matter what? In my quest to play better pickleball and become a better ...
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Moving to the Net as a Team

My guess is at some point you have been told after you return the serve, no matter what type of shot you or your partner hit, run as fast as you can to the non volley zone. Sound familiar?  Are ...
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Pickleball Drills-The 3rd Shot

I can hear a few of you groaning now, the 3rd shot. AGAIN? Arguably the 3rd shot is one of the most difficult shots to hit consistently at any level. That might explain why I see so many new players, ...
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Pickleball Drills-Shuffling Dink

Even if you aren't really into practice, something we call the shuffling dink is a great warm up before you play. It gets your heart rate up and leaves you huffin' and puffin and ready for some stretching.   You ...
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Down the Middle Solves the Pickleball Riddle

You've got a good rally going, you force the error and your opponent gives you the opportunity to finish the point and then boom, you hit a sharply angled shot at the sideline and it's out! Has that ever happened ...
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Stretch After Pickleball? Why?

Do you stretch when you are finished playing? If you take a quick look around the courts surprisingly few people take just a few minutes to cool down and stretch. My guess is most people don't understand the benefits of ...
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Stay at the Net to Play Better Pickleball

  You've probably been taught the importance of moving to the net at as quickly as possible. Getting there is half the battle now you need to stay at the net. When Laura Fenton Kovanda, a top-ranked 5.0 player, gave ...
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Better Balance Equals Better Pickleball

Want to play better pickleball and avoid injury at the same time? Improve your Balance Today's post will focus on improving balance as a tactic to avoid acute injury and play better pickleball. Typically there are two types of sports ...
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Play Better Pickleball by Getting to the Ball Faster

If you have stepped on a pickleball court you have probably heard down the middle solves the riddle, hit at the feet you will defeat and keep your paddle up but just why and how does any of this help ...
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How to Play Pickleball Without Advice from a Partner

If you were like me, you were handed a pickleball paddle, hit a few shots, got a quick rules overview followed buy LOTS and LOTS of FREE advice! Each new partner dutifully shared their insights on how to play pickleball. ...
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