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Pickleball Rule-Ever Forget Where You Should Be Standing?

By wearepicklebal / July 20, 2019 /

Ever finish a point in a pickleball game and completely forget what side of the court you should be standing on? I’ll bet it’s happened to all of us! Do you know that Pickleball Rule 4.B.6.B can help you find out where you and your opponents should be standing on the court? Pickleball Rule 4.B.6.B…

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Pickleball Offensive Lob-You Need to Hit this Shot

By CJ Johnson / July 6, 2019 /

A pickleball offensive lob is a great strategy to throw your opponents off and win a few extra points. In last weeks post, I answered a question I’m often asked, CJ, what’s the difference between an offensive lob and a defensive lob? This week we are focused solely on the offensive lob; what it is,…

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Pickleball Foot Pain-Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendinitis

By CJ Johnson / December 8, 2018 /

Disclaimer: This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Foot pain can keep you off the pickleball courts for a long time.  “Dr. Pickleball,” Allan Rosenthal, DPM, FACFAS is…

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Do You Know How Many Unforced Errors You Make?

By CJ Johnson / November 3, 2018 /

The difference between good pickleball players and great pickleball players are mistakes. In fact, unforced errors are the most common differentiator in pickleball ratings.   Unfortunately, most of us have a small blind spot when it comes to our unforced errors on the pickleball court. An inability to see our mistakes as well as our…

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How to Hit a Pickleball Backhand with Consistency and Power

By CJ Johnson / October 20, 2018 /

As a teacher people often as me about their pickleball backhand. I hear comments like, my backhand seems to go everywhere. When it does go in it doesn’t have any power! CJ what can I  do? For most people, their backhand is a weaker shot than their forehand for a variety of different reasons. Often they spend a lot of…

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What is Pickleball and Why is it so Addictive?

By CJ Johnson / October 13, 2018 /

  Has someone told you about a fun game with a pretty strange name? Or perhaps you’re tired of explaining it to your friends when they say “pickle what?” When people ask me, what pickleball is, I sometimes have a hard time answering. It’s a little bit of ping pong, some tennis, throw in some…

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Pickleball Foot Pain with Dr. Pickleball-Part 1

By CJ Johnson / October 5, 2018 /

Dr. Pickleball recommends court shoes as the first step to reducing pain and your chances of injury. But, do you need to have special shoes to play pickleball? I mean wouldn’t just a plain old running shoe do? I’m glad Dr. Rosenthal addressed it in the video because it’s one of the most common questions…

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Reflex Volley Drill for Faster Pickleball Reactions

By CJ Johnson / September 30, 2018 /

[Tweet “How would you like to improve your reaction time when you get into a volley exchange at the net? This single person drill will improve your reactions in no time at all!”]   If your feeling that your reaction time is a little sluggish at the net. This reflex volley drill is going to…

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Playing Tip: Run, Duck or Switch

By CJ Johnson / January 4, 2018 /

When you are at the kitchen line, and your opponent hits a lob over your head, how do you respond? If you and your partner are side by side at the kitchen line, one of you may choose to make a run for it. It’s normally best if the fastest most mobile person attempts to retrieve the…

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Playing Tip: Recognizing Defense v. Offense

By CJ Johnson / December 11, 2017 /

At times your team will be put on the defense during play. At other times you can play offensively. Knowing the difference helps you avoid low percentage shots. We all know by now that partners together at the kitchen line form the strongest offensive team. However, you may have trouble getting to the kitchen because…

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