Smart Pickleball Third Shot Drop

Graphic courtesy: Pickleball Channel   Third shot drop… Figure that shot out, practice it, use it as one of your many shot options and then you’ll be playing some smart pickleball! What is the third shot drop?? The third shot drop is hit by the serving team after the return and it is [...]

June 16th, 2016|

Pickleball Warm Up

The Pickleball Channel recently made a Pickleball 411 video Warming Up with Alex Hamner and Jennifer Lucore. We had fun showing Rusty Howes and his crew what WE do. Here is some more insight to our pickleball warm up. It is really important to warm up prior to pickleball play. Here is my routine: once I [...]

February 27th, 2015|

Pickleball Basics – Stop, Hit and Move

Pickleball 101 – do not rush and run through your shot to get to the kitchen (non-volley) line, you should Stop, Hit and Move. This is a pickleball basic and one of the first lessons that should be taught in a good pickleball clinic or class. The overall goal when playing is ALWAYS to get [...]

February 16th, 2015|

Don’t Do Pickleball Drills

Don't do pickleball drills. What does that mean? Everywhere you look new pickleball video drills and instructions are coming up across the web and to your neighborhood. This is good that more are talking about drills because let’s face it, there is a big demand from pickleball players on how to get to the next level [...]

October 21st, 2014|

Pickleball serve

Did you know that you can have a strategic serve? Did you know you have many options of how and where to serve? Some players and coaches think the serve is just a way to start play – soft lob in court and game on. There is lots of debate and philosophy on this topic, [...]

July 4th, 2014|

Improve your pickleball hand-eye coordination

Rosemary from Brick, NJ asks: “I have only been playing a few months but addicted and although I have improved, I want to be much better. How can I practice eye to ball coordination. I am playing the net now, but in a long volley, with quick shots back & forth I am always the one [...]

May 8th, 2014|