Backboard Wall Drills for Pickleball

Backboard Wall Drills for Pickleball

This video shows drills and practice exercises for improving your pickleball game. These are backboard drills, also called wall drills. The list of drills:
Beginner Drills
1. Forehand and backhand ground strokes
2. Alternating forehand and backhand ground strokes
3. Serves
4. Forehand and backhand volley shots
5. Alternating forehand and backhand volley shots, increasing speed and distance as your skill improves

Intermediate Drills
1. Alternating forehand and backhand ground strokes imparting spin.
2. Short hop shots to the feet.
3. Forehand and backhand drop shots
4. Forehand only dink shots steering the ball left and right
5. Backhand only dink shots steering the ball left and right
6. Alternating forehand and backhand dink shots steering the ball left and right
7. Forehand only volley shots steering the ball left and right
8. Backhand only volley shots steering the ball left and right
9. Alternating forehand and backhand volley shots steering the ball left and right
10. Forehand and backhand lob shots

Advanced Drills
1. Forehand and backhand and alternating forehand and backhand machine gun speed volley shots
2. Backhand backspin volleys
3. Backhand topspin volleys
4. Backhand left and right sidespin volleys (sawing motion)
5. Alternating forehand and backhand side spin shots (paintbrush motion)
6. Taking speed off the ball
7. Volley to surprise lob
8. Third shot drop shots into the kitchen
9. Disguised lobs when dinking
10. Disguised body shots when dinking
11. Sharp angle shots when dinking
12. Fake overhead smash shots

9 Comments

  1. Revvell Revati on January 14, 2022 at 2:06 am

    Thanks, Joe. Very helpful.

  2. Kathy Nimmer on January 14, 2022 at 2:13 am

    Thanks for the technique practice drills.

  3. Michael Rhoda on January 14, 2022 at 2:18 am

    Soooo helpful! Time to back the car out of the garage! 🙂

  4. Third Shot Sports on January 14, 2022 at 2:28 am

    Hi Joe. I just wanted to say that I appreciate how clear you are both visually and verbally in your videos. While I think making the drills more dynamic would add some realism, the fundamental concepts you introduce are great. You’re right — people who want significant improvement need to practice as well as play.
    Mark

  5. Milad Bozorgnia on January 14, 2022 at 2:34 am

    Dear Joe, Thanks for your thoughtful and methodical execution. This is by far the most comprehensive and well-produced video for this particular
    part of our game. Thank you for filling in a big void in our sport. Milad

  6. Debby B on January 14, 2022 at 2:41 am

    Thanks Joe! My game has improved using the skills drills. Only been playing Pickleball for seven months.

  7. Nancy Sutton on January 14, 2022 at 2:47 am

    These are VERY helpful drills Joe. Thank you for sharing! I love the fact it is very clear can I can go back and review at my own pace. You are in my top "saved" and "shared" videos. USAPA Ambassador Nancy Sutton "Pickleball Passion in Paducah" Facebook Page

  8. Connie Tresize on January 14, 2022 at 2:50 am

    Thanks for the information joe. I have improved my game tremendously by doing backboard drills.

  9. Keith Johnson on January 14, 2022 at 2:55 am

    Awesome! as a newbie this really helped me understand the different drills i need to practice… As i can watch them (the videos) but actually doing it i have been practicing on a racquetball court adjacent to the pickleball courts.
    Thank you !

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