These 101 tips will help you take your pickleball to the next level. I hope you find this article useful.
- Do not scoot up before you serve, or after you have returned the serve. It’s difficult, I know. You’re putting yourself at risk if you don’t return the serve. The double bounce rule means that you cannot volley the third shot or the return serve. Keep your cool and keep waiting!
- Your paddle can be upgraded. It is easy to get used to a paddle. It’s easy to become accustomed to a poor paddle or one that isn’t right for you. Consider upgrading to a more substantial paddle if you are currently using a $30-50 paddle. It will make a big difference. You can return it if you don’t love it or go back to the original one.
- You must be open to losing. It is normal and will happen often. It is a great way to learn, whether you are a beginner or an intermediate player. Your weaknesses will be exposed to them better than anyone else. You will also learn from these experiences and be able to improve.
- It is very important to have a pre-serve regimen. A pre-serve routine can help you in many ways. A pre-serve program helps your body to get into a rhythm. This activates muscle memory and not your conscious mind. This will allow you to serve consistency and confidence. This just puts your body in the flow.
- Consume all content you can. As much as possible, consume the web’s content. Enjoy it all. Go to YouTube, and explore as much as possible. You will be able to apply more information when you visit the courts the more you know.
- You can network with other advanced players. Imagine playing with advanced players in private games, instead of randomly meeting them at open play. You must network and try to be invited to this. Take advantage of any opportunity that presents itself.
- You should try out new paddles. You should look around and see what you like. Try something new. Have you ever seen a paddle made of bananas and acorns? It’s worth it! You will feel more confident when you’ve tried different paddles.
- Accept criticism. There are some people who can handle criticism. But, I believe that most people cannot. I get it. Accepting criticism is crucial to pickleball learning. If you want to play competitively, it is important to be open to making mistakes and admit them. This sport requires self-honesty. If you are a defensive person, you should let go of that and accept that others are trying to help.
- Simply get it to the net. It sounds easy, doesn’t it? It’s not an easy task. When you are trying to make complex shots, the mantra “get the ball over the net” is very helpful. Do something simple and not risky instead.
- Find someone to take you to pickleball courts if you are new. We’ve all been there. If you are nervous, find someone who is willing to go along with you. This can be a great help, especially if the person is an experienced one. You’ll feel much better and more relaxed if you play.
This post was written by Kristian D’an, a pickle pall specialist with Pickleball Connection. Pickleball Connections is a private club offering the latest news, training, sportswear, supplements, and more. For exclusive deals, and to stay up to date on everything Pickleball click here for more information.