Pickleball – 5 Powerful Pickleball Tips to Win More Games | Pickleball Tips & Strategies

Pickleball – 5 Powerful Pickleball Tips to Win More Games | Pickleball Tips & Strategies

Pickleball – 5 Powerful Pickleball Tips to Win More Games | Pickleball Tips & Strategies To Improve Your Game
Timestamps of this video – 5 Powerful Pickleball Tips to Win More Games
00:00 – Introduction
00:22 – Pickleball Tip No. 1: Follow the Ball
03:42 – Pickleball Tip No. 2: Use a Compact Swing
06:28 – Compact Swing on Dinking
07:38 – Pickleball Tip No. 3: Anticipate The Ball
12:24 – Pickleball Tip No. 4: Point of Contact
16:50 – Bonus Tip: Grip Pressure Serve & Return

5 of our top pickleball tips to improve your play. Whether you are intermediate, advanced, or new to the pickleball game, these tips will help you improve your skills as a pickleball player.

I want to go over some tips to help you improve as a pickleball player. Some tips are simple and some are a bit complicated but these tips will help you improve your pickleball play, your pickleball results and improve you as a big ballplayer
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Pickleball Tip No. 1: Follow the Ball
Two things that I want to focus on. One, I want to make sure that when I hit a shot particularly on the 3rd shot, or if my partner is hitting the 3rd shot, I want to make sure that I’m closing on the ball. What I don’t want to do it, is come in straight when the ball is over to one side or come into one side. I want to make sure that I’m turning my shoulders to the ball, depending on where the ball is at. What happens a lot of times when we’re playing up with a no volley zone as we stand square to the net and we don’t turn our body to where the ball is coming from or where the ball is. And so, what happens is the ball can basically get behind us or create a difficult angle for us. Check out the practical view from the Pickleball Tip video, you will learn properly.

Pickleball Tip No. 2: Use a Compact Swing
Compact swing means you are avoiding errors from backswing and you also avoid errors from just having your paddle flailing about. You want to play pickleball aggressively but with some amount of control. Basically, if I have a nice short backswing on most of my strokes and I want to have a follow that makes sense. I don’t want to have a follow-through that goes all the way around my body. Please watch the Pickleball Tip video with the practical view, it will help you to understand this tip perfectly.

Pickleball Tip No. 3: Anticipate the Ball
It basically involves anticipating where the ball is going to be before it gets to you. And even before it crosses the net. So, you have more time to move around the pickleball court and get into a position to hit your next shot. You need to look at a few different things. One thing you need to look at the type of stroke that your opponent is hitting.
Your opponent is dinking or not and the current condition of the wind. These are important elements.

Pickleball Tip No. 4: Point of Contact
Every shot has an optimal point of contact. And if we were able to put every shot into a computer program it would tell us to hit the ball when the pickleball is right here or when the pickleball is right here depending on the type of shot and depending on the trajectory speed of the ball. It’s very difficult as humans to always hit it on the actual optimal point of contact but we want to try and get as close to that point as possible. Please watch the Pickleball Tip video with the practical view, it will help you to understand this tip perfectly.
Bonus Tip: Grip Pressure Serve & Return
The Grip pressure, how you hold the pickleball paddle, how hard you hold it, or how lightly you hold it. When we talk about grip pressure, we talk about grip pressure being one to ten. Ten is death grip, no one holds at a ten. It would be painful to do so. Watch the video for this bonus pickleball tip to understand perfectly.

Thanks to Jill and Laurie for their help with the video – these things take a minute to film out there.

Thanks as well to Kolter Homes for allowing us to film this video at their new pickleball facility at PGA Village Verano.

Good luck out there!
Tony
In2Pickle Player Development
Tony@In2Pickle.com

Thanks to Coyote Hearing Studio for the music used in this video. Music used with permission from YouTube Audio Library.
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22 Comments

  1. Angelo Mazzuca on May 4, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    Awesome nobody has talked about these important tips like this. It will surely give Sue and I a new focus to improve our game. Thanks Tony and Jill we always look forward to watching your videos!



  2. John Tresize on May 4, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Excellent video instruction Tony. These simple tips will certainly help my game. Thanks.



  3. Don Corporal on May 4, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Great video Tony keep up the excellent work 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾



  4. Jerry Carlin on May 4, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Grip pressure adjustment for better serves and returns. Supper helpful.
    Tks for the insight.
    Only playing six months. Series super super for newbies.



  5. In2Pickle on May 4, 2021 at 11:05 pm

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  6. Janice Nicolle on May 4, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Love these videos breaks everything down



  7. Mayruth Guenter on May 4, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Nicely explained



  8. tituschapman on May 4, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    I’m a table tennis guy so I grip my paddle like yours V grip. Any advice for me?



  9. Terry Stevens on May 4, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    Tony this was such a great video. Love how you explain everything and follow up with demonstration. I learned so much from you. You are an excellent teacher. Please keep videos coming!!



  10. Randall Kadish on May 4, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Love this series. I am learning so much from Tony. Thank you!



  11. Billy Benden on May 4, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Do you do camps and training classes?



  12. Thor Matt on May 4, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    Great video Tony. I occasionally involuntarily twist my wrist when I serve. This results in my serve going out either right or left. Is there something I can consciously think about or even say out loud to myself when I serve that will prevent this?



  13. Mike Minogue on May 4, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    Excellent!!



  14. ed burgler on May 4, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    Great video. Your technique makes a lot of sense. Keep the videos coming.



  15. badmiyagi .s on May 4, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    Similar concepts we used when coaching tennis. Shorter backswings when hitting ball delayed/late contact for down the line passing shots. Longer backswing and follow through when going cross court.
    Shoulder turns for direction orientation. Racket and paddle face orientation with follow through in direction of finish/targeting opponents half of the court. Deep or shallow alters length of stroke etc.
    PB always uses a shirt, if any backswing and overall a condensed or compact stroke, both backswing and follow through. Yes, it gives the opponent less time to react when you use an abbreviated clean swing.
    That being said, PB is a front and back court game (multi dimensional) power and soft touch game.
    It’s therefore also a mental game/sport.
    Nice video guys!👍



  16. Lynn Courtenay on May 4, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Another great one from In2Pickle!



  17. lisa gilbride on May 4, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    really well done.



  18. Connor Barnhill on May 4, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Im watching this because it was the link given by the P.E teachers for a Digital Learning Day.



  19. J Elms on May 4, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Good info, he talked too fast for me, made it difficult to listen



  20. mark cool on May 4, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Too many ads on this channel!



  21. Mr Breece on May 4, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    This video was super helpful! Greetings from Pickleball friends in Australia …



  22. Larry H on May 4, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Thx