50 Comments

  1. Traey on April 2, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    6:30 What the hell? A backspin into the kitchen and you’re dead, no matter how fast you are.



  2. Nan Spier on April 2, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    And I *love* that you designated "after a SUCCESSFUL 3rd shot, you want to quickly get to the NVZ." The key word here is SUCCESSFUL! Too many people run up prematurely when they hit that 3rd shot short.



  3. Georgia Walker on April 2, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Excellent.



  4. Julio Ceballos on April 2, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Thank you. Very good advice.



  5. B Rose on April 2, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    Though I liked this video because of the great information/content, as Derek Seed said they did miss a few components..Showing the complete idea by including the speed. trajectory, and PLACEMENT of the ball needed to be a must in the demonstration..



  6. Richard's World Traveler on April 2, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    But Dave only annihilates his opponents. That’s all he knows 🙂



  7. margaret dunbar on April 2, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    I am trying to figure out what the paddle position should be in a third shot drop. Your paddle head seams to point down instead of above the wrist. Does it depend on how high the ball is? Or how hard the ball comes back at you ?



  8. Lynda Rooks on April 2, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Sorry.. never saw the actual 3rd drop in action across the net with a real players !



  9. Richard's World Traveler on April 2, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    I couldn’t help but notice Kyle Yates and Morgan Evans was on the same team in the background 😀😀😀. I never seen them team up before. Must have been a rec game.



  10. Dan Coles on April 2, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    Great video, I like the phrase, "don’t chase the garbage". As a beginner, it is important to develop both technique and strategy for playing the game.



  11. Randall Kadish on April 2, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Dave certainly does seem to lay back his wrist. I have not been doing that. Maybe that is why my drops are going high.



  12. cindy sayavong on April 2, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Dave is full of energy and very clear of his instructions… thanks 🙏



  13. Wm. Lovell on April 2, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Great video, "dont chase the garbage", love it!



  14. Orlena Sauer on April 2, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Didn’t realize I was stepping in like this when I was serving.. Thanks for the video.. 🙂



  15. Rahmat Milanisti on April 2, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    I like it..



  16. Wib The Splegg Noob on April 2, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    7 s h o t d r o p



  17. Ramon Garciano on April 2, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    it is NOT the most important shot



  18. BRIAN DREHER on April 2, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    I have been playing Pickleball for 1.5 years and I play the power shot game and dink as a last resort…I am 59 and maybe i have not had the right competition yet but I win 90% of my games because first most people can’t handle my power game and second I let the defence make the mistakes with their dink shots which most people are only at 50-60 % with them…I will change my game play when my win loss record reverts to more losses than wins with the power shot game …. but for now power all the way😎



  19. Gabriel French on April 2, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    So, I play with some opponents who really like to rip a shot after the bounce of a Third Shot Drop. In other words, when I get to the kitchen line with a good Third Shot Drop, they find some way to blast it at my chest (using a roll or other technique). Typically when a shot comes to me like that, I try to slow down the ball and wait for them to lose the dinking game (which, when it comes to it, they always lose), but if they get a chance to hit it with force or just over the net, they’re going to rip that shot. If I can’t repeatedly slow it down in a point without making an error, what should I do…?



  20. Jeff Selkowitz on April 2, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    This video would have been much better if it showed the drop shots as they went over the net, the APEX, and where they fell on the other side.



  21. Neil Atkinson on April 2, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    Why not show the shot from a full court perspective!



  22. neil korn on April 2, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Yeah, but those shots were easy. What happens when the #2 shot drives you back or at your feet?



  23. Scott McDougal on April 2, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Which paddle are you using in this video? Looks cool. Do you use a thinner, longer paddle? Or the wider shown?



  24. Kenji Miwa on April 2, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    They should show where these balls land in the kitchen.



  25. StellaRL on April 2, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    Good pointers. Thanks Dave.



  26. CHRISTOPHER PAULSEN on April 2, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    So when talking about grip pressure does the 3-4 apply for drives as well or is it a little tighter for those as well?



  27. LatiNoble on April 2, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    Is it just me or when Weinbach is on the screen does anyone else hear, “badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger mushroom mushroom!”?



  28. Jeff Bobay on April 2, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    Lame! Tell me exactly what you are trying to do on every 3,5,7… and I’ll no exactly were to be to counter it. P.S FTLOG! BEND YOUR KNEES MAN!



  29. Alan Peterson on April 2, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    I still don’t know what a good shot looks like because he never showed it.



  30. Ramon Garciano on April 2, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    i dont agree. and it is the riskiest move to make. And it makes more net shots than kitchen shots



  31. Cliff Pickleball on April 2, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    Dave the legend!



  32. pandaKrusher on April 2, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Intense pickleball dad swing the hammer of discipline



  33. Sam Neufeld on April 2, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    6:07 that guy got mad at the net in the background lol



  34. Bruce Duncan on April 2, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Valuable lesson, diminished by inadequate video. Try again, Please.



  35. Paul Mcgee on April 2, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Love Dave’s game.



  36. C Sinclair on April 2, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Woody Harrelson in the flesh ladies and gentlemen!



  37. RichM3215 on April 2, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Great videos, thanks Jordan and Dave. Dave said to stay back if you hit a bad TSD. But I have been burned many a time if I stay back. The opponent either drops it into the NVZ or a short sharp angle shot. And your stuck at the baseline. What would you suggest then?



  38. Michael C on April 2, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Staying back on a poorly hit 3rd shot is fine (unless your opponent slices one into the kitchen).



  39. Nick Boyle on April 2, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Dave has one of the worst third shots at the 5.0 level, so easy to attack



  40. badmiyagi .s on April 2, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    I’m sure Dave ‘the badger’ Weinbach hit thousands of balls before he mastered the third shot drop. Now, he can make a thousand of them as well and make it look easy. That’s the truth! Just watch him play, it’s just masterful and inspiring. Thx Dave, enlightening as usual. Cheers! C A R Haha!



  41. Zane Zhang on April 2, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Could you please inform how shall I do, if the opponent cut or drop the ball short close to the net, if I stay back on a bad 3rd shot?



  42. Jorge Velasquez on April 2, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    So where do you aim for placement of the ball with your third shot drop?….aside from hitting it over the net



  43. cch5ng on April 2, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    I didn’t know Dave W is kind of funny. so far I’ve only seen him in tourney situations. I felt like the video was helpful but would have liked to follow the ball trajectory to the net as well… thanks



  44. ZhanaZee on April 2, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    LOL I love the emoji’s!!! Great tutorial



  45. Don Geo on April 2, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Dave in the match videos it looks like your drop is hit with down chopping motion. Is this just an illusion?



  46. golfmaniac007 on April 2, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    sometimes the body goes back on a hit cuz thats the only way to get a racquet on a ball.



  47. David Sacks on April 2, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    You mention that if you make a poor 3rd shot drop, stay back to try again on the 5th and then the 7th where you and your partner advance to the net. Is your partner also staying back? they don’t advance? wouldn’t it be advantageous for your appoint to come up sooner? To protect against a dink?



  48. Randall Kadish on April 2, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    So I guess it is better to hit the drop shot before the ball reached its apex, when it is still rising? I have been taught the opposite.



  49. Ubaid Razi on April 2, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    Can’t even see his 3rd shot drop 🙄



  50. Ken Trock on April 2, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Interesting, Dave prefers a short, light 3rd shot rather than a good low, hard topspin reply. I think those aren’t attackable.