Category: Serve

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 hard serve and the snap serve.

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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 the snap serve. In today’s blog post we are going to discuss two of these serves: the high soft serve and the soft angle serve.

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Mastering the Best Pickleball Serves

As promised in my last blog post, I’m going to focus on pickleball serves again. Don’t worry; this will be my last article on serves for a while. I’m going to write more about different kinds of shots – the dink, lob, volley, smash, etc. – as well as about pickleball equipment (primarily the paddle) and books and videos about pickleball. So now lets take an in depth look at two of the best pickleball serves:

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Best Pickleball Serve Strategy

In our first blog post entitled Pickleball Strategy Begins with a Winning Serve. I talked about how important an effective serve is for gaining control of a rally in order to win the point. So I thought it would be a good idea to follow that post with an in-depth discussion about pickleball serves strategy.

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Pickleball Strategy Begins with a Winning Serve

Pickleball strategy begins with a winning serve. That’s right, if you have an effective serve you can gain an advantage and win the point. A strong server can win as much as 25% of the game’s points before a rally even starts. I know that’s hard to believe, but it’s statistically true based on tournament play results.

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