10 Comments

  1. Ian MacDonald on October 29, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    Thank you for all your analysis and videos Joe. I am very new to the game so perhaps my comment won’t be pertinent. This applies after 7:46 as well to the deeper drop shot. Is there not a danger that the returning side player at the net will be able to quite easily poach and smash this shot (especially if it is on their forehand)? Would a drive not be better because: it is harder to poach, it is harder to return, you can be a little less accurate on placement and still not have as great a chance of it coming back in a harder to return ball and even if you don’t get all the way to the NVL before split-stepping and setting before the ball is struck for a return, you will have made it closer to the NVL and will potentially have an easier 5th shot drop as a result?



  2. Scott Tobkes on October 29, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    Thank you for another great video



  3. Lawren Nause on October 29, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    Joe your videos are really good. Your voice is well suited to providing easy to listen to and convincing instructions.



  4. Grace on October 29, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    Terrific explanations and visuals! Well done! I am hoping that you have other Pickleball videos too because I found this one to be very helpful.



  5. Jim H. on October 29, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    Thank you Joe, and I agree that developing a solid third shot drop (as well as a solid dinking game) will advance rec players forward significantly. I know it’s helped me a lot.



  6. Benjamin Leavitt on October 29, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    Great content Joe, you really should put the link to your book in the description of your videos and provide incentive to buy it beyond just watching your videos (additional info, etc)



  7. Ernie O on October 29, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    Joe, as always GREAT INSTRUCTION, but I just want to add 1 thing. At the 5:30ish mark you demonstrate a few 3rd shot drops. Though most of them were unattackable, a few of them bounced into the young mans strike zone (notice his paddle swing is by his hip) rather than below his knees. Those kinds of 3rd shots should make you more cautious about rushing in as his stroke could create a drive the ball right at the body. So, it is important to stop your forward progress, (split step) before the return ball is hit; some need to stop as soon as the ball crosses the net. Nonetheless, the 3rd shot ball should not bounce up but bounce long in order for you to advance.



  8. Terrance Smith on October 29, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    Hi Joe, Great video. I was a little confused at tip
    #9 at 7:46. When you are returning a third shot, the other team is deep at the baseline and you recommend a kitchen 3rd shot. But at this 7:46 your suggestion is not to go to the kitchen but at their feet if they are deep. Can you clarify this? Thanks!



  9. Ay! Caramba Bamba on October 29, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    Joe, you’re fantastic teacher. You’ve got the physics down, and man, is it helping me. I just started playing pickle ball at the tender age of 67, after hurting my rotator cuff from too much tennis. I even changed to being a left hander and it’s working. Thanks a millions and I’ll get your book.



  10. Mario Plouffe on October 29, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    Joe, I really like your videos, you make me understand a lot of things. Your way of explaining clears me up and helps me on the ground. You are a very good coach. thank you so much.

    Joe, j’aime beaucoup tes vidéo, tu me fais comprendre pleins de choses. Ta façon d’expliquer m’éclaircie et m’aide sur le terrain. Tu es un très bon entraîneur. Merci beaucoup