Category Archives: Drills + Skills

Master the 3rd Shot Drop – Pickleball 411

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Master the Third Shot Drop – Pickleball 411

Everyone wants to master the third shot drop in order to play better pickleball! There are many ways to practice, but watch this video where Seymour Rifkind, President of the IPTPA, explains how he has players master this shot with progressive learning while still playing a game!  He will walk you through the step by step process to improve your third shot drop and explain the practical uses as he goes.  Watch and share today!

Improve Your First Three Shots in Pickleball | Skills and Drills

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The first three shots in a pickleball match can set you up to win if done well. Watch this video to see how this simple drill can really help you understand what to do for each of the three shots that start the game – the serve, the return of serve and the third shot drop. It’s a fun game with points that you can play to help improve your accuracy! This is a great drill developed by Phil Dunmeyer, pickleball ambassador from Tustin, CA, and a well respected leader among pickleball players. Watch it today!

3 Secrets to Improve Your Dinking Strategy

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Improve your dinking by using these three secrets and boost your game overnight!

In this informative episode of Pickleball 411, pickleball pro Steve Dawson shows us useful dinking skills that will bring your game to a whole new level.  Steve has developed these tips over years of experience as an instructor and owner at the Bobby Riggs Tennis Club and we have added helpful graphics and even slow motion footage to visually illustrate his advice in action.

This episode is full of useful information that you can put into practice immediately!

Pickleball Warm Up Drills

Thanks to Joel Shaber for finding and sharing this video!

Here are some great warm up drills by Jordan Briones that will help you improve your skills while warming up!

Great warm up drills that you can use to improve your game!

Whether you are playing recreational or tournament play, it’s always good to get a correct warm up  so that you can be ready to play your best game…

  1. Straight Across Dinks
  2. Cross Court Backhand Dinks
  3. Cross Court Forehand Dinks
  4. Rally Game to 5 Points — Straight On
  5. Rally Game to 5 Points — Cross Court Forehand Side
  6. Rally Game to 5 Points — Cross Court Backhand Side
  7. Third Shot Drops
  8. Mid-Court Drops (No Man’s Land Drill)
  9. Warm Up Volleys — Straight On
  10. “In Sync” Volley Drill
  11. “You Go, I Go” Volley Drill
  12. “Bryan Brothers” Volley Drill

Why not pick at least three to work on each week along with your regular warm up?

Bet you’ll see improvement in your game…

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