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CJ Johnson
Tony Roig
Tony Roig

Play the Perfect Pickleball Rally

Learn from the Best Pickleball Players and Instruction available anywhere with this pickleball video.

Pickleball serve side play is the hardest aspect of playing effective pickleball and winning more games.

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In this pickleball video we break down a rally from the PPA Hertz National Championship played between Ben Johns and Colling Johns vs Matt Wright and Riley Newman.

You will see how Ben Johns is able to use his best weapon out on the court: his backhand roll volley.

We cover pickleball movement, the third shot drop, preparation, mental focus, and everything that goes into constructing a perfect pickleball point.

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0:00 Introduction to playing a perfect pickleball rally on the serve side

1:00 Pickleball Tips No. 1 & 2 – Partner connection and mental focus

1:49 Pickleball Tip No. 3 – Get that pickleball serve deep

2:21 Pickleball Tips No. 4, 5, and 6 – Move up to the Non-Volley Zone under control – avoid rushing

3:14 Pickleball Tip No. 7 – Respect the X

3:38 Pickleball Tip No. 8 – Defending a pickleball attack and using the non-volley zone

4:42 Pickleball Tip No. 9 – Neutralize your opponents’ advantage

5:15 Pickleball Tip No. 10 – Balanced position = balanced pickleball play

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2 Comments

  1. Steve Hanrahan on January 11, 2023 at 11:45 am

    At time 4:55 Colin dinked to the middle. I seems he could have hit a shot down the line (passing shot) on his side of the court. His opponent (across the net from him) was shifted more to the middle of the court.

    Keep those game breakdowns coming.
    Happy New Year to you Tony and CJ.

    • CJ Johnson on January 13, 2023 at 4:15 am

      Hi Steve, sure he may have missed an opening, it happens to everyone.

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