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Play Pickleball on a Tennis Court

By Tony Roig / October 15, 2021 /
Play pickleball on a tennis court

You want to play pickleball. But there are no pickleball courts available. No problem; as long as there’s a tennis court nearby you can play pickleball.  Just a basic tennis court – nothing else.  And based on our travels around the country, there are available tennis courts almost everywhere. A whole pickleball court is only 2…

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How the Return of Serve Controls the Point

By wearepicklebal / October 5, 2019 /

At some point, it’s likely that you’ve heard the deep return of serve is an important part of playing good pickleball. But is it just the depth of the return that’s important? Well, it’s true that the deep return of serve can make the third shot more difficult for the serving team. The return has…

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Playing Tip: How to Handle Bangers

By wearepicklebal / February 19, 2018 /

Most of us have seen our share of “bangers” on the pickleball court. Bangers are those hard-hitting players who love the driving forehand shot and the big slams. Whether they picked this up from tennis or not, they rely on a long backswing and take advantage of every ball we send their way that is above…

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Playing Tip: The 10% Challenge

By wearepicklebal / February 12, 2018 /

So you are in the groove, playing pretty well and syncing with your partner of the moment. Suddenly everything gets thrown off balance because one of your opponents, or maybe your new partner, is left-handed! Do you know that 10% of the U.S. population is left-handed? Left-handers might be grumpy because they face challenges every…

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Playing Tip: The Two Inch Advantage

By wearepicklebal / January 22, 2018 /

Two inches doesn’t sound like much. But, would you like your waist to be 2 inches smaller? If your hair grew 2 inches, would you need a haircut? The pickleball net is 34 inches high in the center and 36 inches high at the ends. That two-inch difference could save your shot. We already know…

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Playing Tip: Jeepers Creepers

By wearepicklebal / January 10, 2018 /

One of the first rules we usually learn is that the serving team needs to let the ball bounce before hitting their next shot. Did you also know that it’s an advantage to stay at or behind the baseline until the return of serve bounces? Some of us tend to serve and allow the momentum to…

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