Help Your Pickleball Doubles Partner NOT Be Targeted | Advanced Doubles Pickleball Strategy

Help Your Pickleball Doubles Partner NOT Be Targeted | Advanced Doubles Pickleball Strategy

Help Your Pickleball Doubles Partner NOT Be Targeted | Advanced Doubles Pickleball Strategy

Your pickleball doubles partner is being targeted. What can you do to help?

In this video, we share a specific technique you can use to take some pressure off your partner. So even when the ball is not hit where you want, you might be in a better position to move forward for the finishing shot.

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  1. Jeff W on May 20, 2021 at 1:47 am

    Those lines are weird

  2. Kenny Atwood on May 20, 2021 at 1:50 am

    I was the male opponent in that video and I can attest to the effectiveness of the strategy. I had never seen anyone try that before and it distracted me and was in my head for the entire match and it ending up being our worst match of the entire tournament. Nice job. Thanks for the lesson and not charging for it.

  3. Aah Yes on May 20, 2021 at 1:53 am

    Can’t wait to test this – there are a couple friends who pretty much never hit returns anywhere near me especially if the score is close, and that’s just 0-stakes rec play. I’ve tried balancing a spare ball on my head but your idea looks more subtle. Maybe it’ll work!

  4. Jenny Adams on May 20, 2021 at 2:01 am

    cool idea to watch on my computer to get more ideas to try to use "Awesome

  5. B. Mason on May 20, 2021 at 2:03 am

    Just FYI, this is an implementation of the 2021 rule change 4.B.7 where the server’s partner can now be ON the court. Both of you no longer have to stand behind the baseline when your side is serving, so good job using that new rule.

  6. In2Pickle on May 20, 2021 at 2:10 am

    Do not forget to subscribe for more great content like this. And if you like the video – that is what the thumbs up is for. 😀

  7. Kenji Miwa on May 20, 2021 at 2:11 am

    man, those are some confusing court lines

  8. Shea Underwood - Pickleball Road to Pro on May 20, 2021 at 2:12 am

    Dude this is such good content. Thanks for posting this, excellent strategy.

  9. Johan Meijer on May 20, 2021 at 2:14 am

    Seems very risky. But it looks fun to try.

  10. assignmeanameplease on May 20, 2021 at 2:17 am

    Excellent advanced tips!
    But what is up with those lines???

  11. Dale Voigt on May 20, 2021 at 2:18 am

    Would turning your back to them and turning back around at the sound of ball contact be as effective?

  12. Shea Underwood - Pickleball Road to Pro on May 20, 2021 at 2:19 am

    Is that Kenny Atwood in the blue across from you?

  13. Rob Morris on May 20, 2021 at 2:19 am

    Love this!

  14. giffy5775 on May 20, 2021 at 2:25 am

    Maybe you can bait 3.0 players but a "high level" player will burn you every time if you try this. You’ll be running backwards trying to hit the perfect drop shot on your heels then leaning the wrong way to sprint to the net for a dink. In a "high level" game the woman can hold her own anyway.

  15. Glenn Davis on May 20, 2021 at 2:27 am

    You’d rather hit a third shot off balance than have your partner hit it?!

  16. run_gavagai_run on May 20, 2021 at 2:28 am

    What kind of courts were you playing on at this tournament??

  17. Kevin Bacon on May 20, 2021 at 2:31 am

    Hey lefty,
    Not sure about "risk vs reward" on this.
    Maybe in Rec situations but in tournaments your partner should be capable enough to handle the extra shots that come their way..
    You may as well stand at NVZ line and duck down, let ur partner hit the 3rd shot n then pop up n be ready to go….
    Take care,

  18. SportswithTrav on May 20, 2021 at 2:33 am

    This is a great video, but damn those courts suck

  19. Robin Eric Barnett on May 20, 2021 at 2:35 am

    Good tip. Another one I use when I am returning serve is to hang way back. The opponent’s instinct and training is to keep the deep person back.