Pickleball 411 – Stacking

Pickleball 411 – Stacking

Have you heard about stacking? Many of our subscribers have asked about this topic and how to use it during a game of pickleball. We were fortunate enough to get some help from Dave Weinbach and Justin Rodgers who use stacking frequently as a strategy to be a stronger doubles team.

Stacking is not necessarily for beginners, but this week’s Pickleball 411 is an easy way you can start to learn about stacking. In this video we explain what stacking is, why you might use stacking and some examples of how to stack. It can be a very complex strategy, but we are focusing on three common examples to get you started.

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  1. edimus on May 13, 2021 at 12:35 am

    I am newer to doubles and was having problems understanding stacking. This video was the perfect explanation on what, how and why. Thanks!

  2. Platform Files on May 13, 2021 at 12:40 am

    sponsored by "leg cramps"? lol

  3. badmiyagi .s on May 13, 2021 at 12:42 am

    Does stacking throw off the odd and even player scoring position? In other words normal scoring has the starting players on both teams usually marked by a wrist or ankle band. They are known as the even numbered player. So when serving for example the even player would be on the right side (deuce or even) or on the left side (ad/advantage or odd) depending on the first of the three numbers in the scoring system. Zero /zero/two for example. Will these players ever be flip flopped while stacking?

  4. purlofgreatprice1 on May 13, 2021 at 12:47 am

    I enjoy your videos tremendously! This one I couldn’t follow at all–the diagrams showed all 4 players as righties. I’m totally confused 🙁

  5. Gabriel French on May 13, 2021 at 12:48 am

    I have seen this used in Mixed Doubles for a reason not mentioned in this video–to put the female and male players directly across from one another. That way, if someone’s going to smash a strong forehand at the person right ahead of them, it’s their opponent of the same sex, giving them the best chance to return it successfully. Pickleball really is a sport of strategy.

  6. Peter Meinhold on May 13, 2021 at 1:02 am

    How is serving arranged in singles pickleball?

  7. Billly The Kid on May 13, 2021 at 1:09 am

    Seems like alot of fun never heard of pickleball though. I wish I could see what’s going on in the game on the video, to me it sounds like a hockey game. But for the ppl that don’t know is because am totally blind. But it sounds like fun.

  8. Tim Mulligan on May 13, 2021 at 1:16 am

    Two rules: the player in the "even" court will always have their left hand pointing towards their teammate and whenever your team has an "odd" score, your team must be in a stacked position.