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Pickleball Playing Tip-You Get What You Hit

you get what you giveReactions slow with age. The ball comes back quickly in pickleball so if you can anticipate it you will be better prepared and anything that you can do to get a little jump on the ball will help you react more quickly.

Odds are, you get what you hit.

It’s similar to a pool table. If you hit a hard, fast shot, you will get a hard fast shot back. Hit a soft shot, you will probably get a soft
return.

Hit at an angle cross court, anticipate a return in the opposite angle. A high lob often brings on a high lob return. It takes a skilled player to change pace and direction on shots, so play the odds and anticipate a mirror image return.

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