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Firming up the Soft Game

PickleballDrill to 3.5 Clinic

Firming up the Soft Game

Date: July 26

Time: Drills start at 8:00 a.m. and run for one hour. Open play follows the drill session.

Location: Sawtooth Middle School

Clinic Topic: Firming the Soft Game


Having a good soft game is a critical component of skilled pickleball players.

As you get better and better, you’ll be playing others who play better and better.

Why is it important to work on your soft game?

  • A good soft game helps you NOT give your opponent a ball that they can win the point with.
  • A good soft game helps you shift the game play. If you are the weaker players, there are places and ways to utilize the soft game so that your opponents are forced to hit to your partner.
  • A good soft game is utilized from ALL areas of the court–not just at the kitchen line.
  • A good soft game is one of the most effective tools against ‘bangers’.

Come to the drills and learn more about the soft game.

You will be doing drills from three areas of the court, each one showing you how and why to improve your soft game skills.

So if you want to improve your soft game, come on down!!!!

Drill to 3.5 Session #1

0705160859bThe first Drill to 3.5 Session was held this morning at Sawtooth Middle School in Meridian.

These one-hour sessions are being presented with drills and skills to work on to achieve and competitively play at the 3.5 skill level.

Nearly 40 people participated in the clinic given by Tim Gleason.

Next week’s session will be held at Manitou Park in Boise.

0705160859dDrills start promptly at 8:00 a.m. and are followed by open play.

Today’s session focused on Serve and Return of Serve.

Participants focused on serving and returning serves deep, learned why it’s important to go deep, and discovered ways to vary their serve.

Download Serve + Return of Serve handout.


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