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Improve Your Accuracy

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Improve Your Accuracy – Something Most Players Don’t Do
Our tip for you today seems so obvious and simple that it almost seems silly. But after talking to multiple pickleball pros and coaches, this skill is one that still needs to be acquired by a lot of players.  Watch this quick tip today from Rusty Howes, the Executive Producer of Pickleball Channel, to learn how to make your shot more accurate by choosing to aim the ball.  This skill can help you stop being a reactive player, play more strategically, and start to win more points with better shots. Anyone can do this, from beginners all the way to the pros, and it will help you to improve your accuracy.
Don’t just play reactively, play strategically. Many players hit reactively and often don’t engage their mind and try to hit the ball to a specific spot on the court. But you’ll never improve your accuracy if you don’t actually try to hit with strategy. If you decide where to hit the ball in advance, you’ll know if you missed your shot or not. Then you can adjust your shots as needed to improve your accuracy and be more strategic.
The return of serve is a great time to practice this because your opponent is usually back, there’s more court available to hit the ball, and they have to wait for the ball to bounce anyway. For example, you might decide to hit the ball deep in the corner to your opponent’s backhand. If the ball lands short, don’t beat yourself up about it. Look at it as an opportunity! You now have the chance to adjust your stroke to try to develop more accuracy. When you hit the ball again, adjust your placement and hopefully you will get closer to your desired target.
In general, when you practice, try to re-shape your thinking so that you practice with a purpose. Every missed hit or lost point can be a learning experience. And every serve or return can be an opportunity to work on your shot and develop accuracy.
Pickleball is a game of placement, and with more accurate shots, you’re going to win more games.  Make your next game the stepping stone to becoming a better player! Think and aim before you hit the ball. Now there’s only one thing left to do, and that’s go play!

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!

Can Pickleball Help You Live Longer?

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Can Pickleball Help You Live Longer?  Loma Linda, CA

 

Living longer is an ideal for which we can all strive and pickleball can play a big role in achieving this! Watch this I Heart Pickleball episode about Loma Linda, California where the sport has been growing exponentially. Listen to multiple academics and professionals from Loma Linda University and the Drayson Center who reveal the uniqueness that is found here which is even backed up with research. Longer life is possible and pickleball blends perfectly into that ideal!

Simple Tip the Pros Use to Stay in the Game – Quick Tip with Dave Weinbach

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Simple Tip the Pros Use to Stay in the Game – Quick Tip with Dave Weinbach

Here’s a quick tip to keep yourself in the point! Hear from pro pickleball player Dave Weinbach as he talks about one of his favorite concepts in pickleball. Dave is currently a five-time National Championship winner and a six-time US Open Championship winner among many other great wins in his career. This is a concept that he uses in the matches he plays, and now Dave is sharing it with you to help improve your winning streak!

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hqdefault4Watch another quick tip from Dave Weinbach! He gives some great advice about how to keep your shot unattackable. Watch Dave now as he demonstrates these step by step instructions on how to force your opponent to lift the ball, giving you the advantage. This is a quick tip that is packed full of potential! Watch this quick tip today!

Make Your Shot Unattackable – Pickleball Quick Tip with Dave Weinbach

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Give yourself the advantage with this quick tip! Pro pickleball player, Dave Weinbach, gives some great advice about how to keep your shot unattackable. Watch Dave now as he demonstrates these step by step instructions on how to force your opponent to lift the ball, giving you the advantage. This is a quick tip that is packed full of potential!

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hqdefault3Here’s another great Pickleball Quick Tip! Hear first hand from pro player and instructor, Marcin Rozpedski, about a simple trick he uses to get to the ball faster. It’s easy and any level player can improve their game immediately by implementing this quick tip. Watch Simple Trick the Pros Use to Increase Their Speed on the Court today!

 

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