Making the move from a 3.5 to 4.0 player takes more than just skill. Many times, we see a 3.5 player join in a 4.0 group, and immediately bang away, using only power to win the point. Why is that? One reason is that they have probably been playing against players in the 3.5 category… Continue reading Becoming a better pickleball player requires shot variety and strategy
Anyone who has played pickleball for a while knows that coming to the non-volley zone line is an important strategy. Being at the NVZ line give you an advantage of not only coverage, but offensive power. More points are scored from this position on the court than any other. We all get into games with… Continue reading They just won’t come to the NVZ line.
Stress is success, according to Gabe "The Gladiator" Anderson, and I like what he has to say. I reached out to Gabe today after reading a piece he wrote on Facebook about being patient and creating stress for your opponent. Here is what he has to say, word for word. I have been sharing this… Continue reading Stress is Success!
After a previous post, I had a text from a friend who liked what I had to say about practicing skills, but said I should consider that practice doesn't always make perfect. He went on to say, "perfect practice makes perfect!" Good point! One made by Vince Lombardi once upon a time. Repeating a skill… Continue reading Practice makes perfect……..or does it?
Often, players will ask rules questions of me. Here's a good one. This question was posed as a result of circumstances that sometimes occur in recreational play due to the friendliness of a game. “Is there a rule, or is it just player courtesy for the server to wait for the receiving team to be… Continue reading Rules question from the courts……
Edited 4/17/2021 There are many different theories and methods for teaching beginners the game of pickleball. Many clubs offer beginner lessons and skills clinics. More and more players and professionals are offering their knowledge for a fee, every one sharing a different philosophy. I too, have my own philosophy on how best to teach beginners… Continue reading Teaching beginners……start at the beginning