pickleball fundamentals

Pickleball Third Shot-STOP Getting Killed on the Way to the Net

By CJ Johnson / October 26, 2019 /

 When you first learned to play pickleball, were you told to run to the non-volley zone right after the third shot, no matter what? If so you’re not alone, it’s pretty common, that’s how I was taught. Immediately running to the net is excellent advice if you’re the returning team, or if you happen…

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Pickleball Beginner Strategy-When to Run to the Net

By CJ Johnson / October 19, 2019 /

If you’re new to pickleball, you know that there is no shortage of advice, especially when it comes to the non-volley zone. Someone tells you to run to the net as fast as you can. Then the next person says, no, no, stay back! It’s no wonder you’re confused. When we’re new, we don’t always…

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Want to play consistent pickleball? Watch the Ball!

By CJ Johnson / October 11, 2019 /

Consistency is Queen or King on the pickleball court. If you can learn to do what dogs do when they’re catching a ball, you’ll be surprised at how much your consistency will improve. If you ever watched your dog’s eyes when you’re ready to throw its favorite toy, you know that they are focused on…

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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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