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Learn the Best Pickleball Practice Drills from the Pros

When I say “pickleball warm up” I am not talking about stretching or loosening up as you would for any athletic competition. I am talking about pickleball practice drills, the ones you do once you get on the court and start hitting with your opponent before the match
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Lobster Pickleball Machine Review

After reviewing the Pickleball Tutor ball machine, I decided to take a look at another popular ball machine called the Lobster Pickleball machine. A close friend of mine has one so I was lucky enough to see it in action. The Lobster is an excellent pickleball training aid,
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Review of the 11 Best Indoor Pickleball Balls

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Review of the 9 Best Outdoor Pickleball Balls

I never thought I would be writing about pickleball balls, but something happened at the pickleball courts a few weeks ago that I see being repeated over and over again as more and more people get hooked on pickleball.
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How to Hit a Pickleball Volley (Part 2)

Hitting a good pickleball volley, as we discussed in Part 1 of “How to Hit a Pickleball Volley,” is quite challenging. In Part 1 we defined the pickleball volley and looked at three types of volleys:
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How to Hit a Winning Pickleball Volley

In this two part article we discuss the pickleball volley. The volley is an essential part of the game of pickleball. As every pickleball player knows, most points are won at the net, and the volley, as we are going to define it, is a shot that you
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Best Pickleball Overhead Smash Techniques

Today we’re going to talk about the most enjoyable shot in pickleball: the pickleball overhead smash. I know what you’re thinking…what are you going to teach me about the overhead smash? It’s the simplest shot in pickleball. Just reach up and smash it at your opponent’s feet (or
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Best Pickleball Serves: Hard Serve and Snap Serve

In a previous article we mentioned four different pickleball serves: the high soft serve, the power serve, the angle serve and the snap serve. In a different blog post we discussed the spin serve and the backhand serve. In today’s blog post we are going to discuss the
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Best Pickleball Serves: High Soft Serve and Soft Angle Serve

In a previous article entitled “Mastering the Best Pickleball Serves” we talked about two pickleball serves: the spin serve and the backhand serve. There are at least four other types of serves that we can discuss: the high soft serve, the soft angle serve, the hard serve, and
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Pickleball – the Fastest Growing Sport in America

I want to share with you what I think is going on with pickleball right now across the U.S. I’ve heard over and over again that pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America, yet to many of my friends the word “pickleball” still conjures up some hilarious
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Review of the 10 Best Pickleball Paddles on Amazon

Every time I am out on the pickleball courts – whether in Margate, NJ, Livingston, NJ or Delray Beach, FL – I see people using many kinds of pickleball paddles. You look around at the paddles and almost everyone has a different brand or style paddle. You don’t
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Review of the Best Pickleball Paddles for Beginners $40-$50

The other day I went out on the court to play pickleball, and one of my friends showed me a paddle that he had just bought at Target: The Orange Mamba by Franklin Sports for $9.99. I tried hitting with it and found the paddle was very heavy
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Pickleball Tutor Review – The Easy Way to Practice Pickleball

I have received several emails since starting this blog asking for more information on drills and best ways to practice different pickleball shots. I have alluded to several drills in a previous article but haven’t gone into detail about any of them. I do intend to do that
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Choosing between a Wood, Graphite or Composite Pickleball Paddle

In a previous post we discussed five important criteria for buying a pickleball paddle: weight, length, power vs. control, color and grip size. In this post we are going to talk about the most important aspect of a pickleball paddle that you need to understand in order to choose the
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How to Hit a Winning Third Shot in Pickleball

It seems as if every shot we talk about in these blog posts is the most important shot in pickleball. First it was the serve, then the return of the serve and then the dink. Well, now it’s the third shot. How can the pickleball third shot be
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Use the Pickleball Dink Shot to Win Points at the Net

In past blog posts we talked about the importance of serving as a strategic weapon in pickleball – the backhand serve and the spin serve – and we also discussed the return of service. In this article I am going to focus on a shot called the pickleball
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Best Pickleball Return of Serve Strategies

In earlier blog post, Mastering the Best Pickleball Serves, I wrote extensively about serving strategies including a detailed explanation of various types of serves including the spin serve and the backhand serve. In future posts we’ll talk more about other types of serves, but right now I want
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How to Choose the Best Pickleball Paddle

Without going into a detailed analysis of the pros and cons of every pickleball paddle on the market, I do want to provide you with some general guidelines on how to select the right paddle for you and your game. Essentially, there are five criteria that you need
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Our focus is on pickleball strategy for beginners and advanced players. We cover all the shots: serve, return of serve, third shot and dink as well as overall strategy.