Pickleball ADVANCED Serves – The Offensive Cut Serve | In2Pickle

Pickleball ADVANCED Serves – The Offensive Cut Serve | In2Pickle

ADVANCED Pickleball Serve – The Offensive Cut Serve | In2Pickle

Timestamps: ADVANCED Pickleball Serve
00:00 – Intro of this video – ADVANCED Pickleball Serve
00:25 – Fundamental – Cut Serve
00:50 – Incremental Growth
01:05 – Swing from Shoulder
01:30 – Practical Breakdown
02:00 – Back Leg Load – Cut Serve

DISCLAIMER: This pickleball serve is when you are ready to add a wrinkle to your serve game. You should not add this serve to your game until you have mastered a basic consistent serve.

To see more about other serves, check out this video on our friend CJ Johnson’s channel @Better Pickleball:

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That said, if you add this serve to your pickleball game, you will inspire fear in your opponents every time you step up to the line to serve.

“What is [insert your name here] going to do now? Serve it hard? Lob serve it? Or maybe it’s a cut serve coming my way?”

Unpredictability is a pickleball player that is an asset. Keeping your opponents guessing about your next move or shot. Just make sure you are not sacrificing consistency for it.

Think of it this way: pickleball consistency first, cools shots, and unpredictability second.

The way you hit this pickleball serve is to swing across the ball as you serve. You are “cutting” the ball with your paddle.

You are looking for the ball to spin (curve) left to right if you are right-handed and right to left if you are left-handed. You will be able to see the ball curve through the air.

Otherwise, you want to keep your serve preparation and motion the same as your regular serve. Keep the swing from the shoulder, and do not overpronate the elbow or wrist in the shot.

This serve is particularly effective if a player has zoned into your regular serve. Try it against different players: some will have more difficulty with a low sideways moving ball than with a high topspin serve.

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

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6 Comments

  1. In2Pickle on November 29, 2021 at 10:45 pm

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  2. Scott Pulley on November 29, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Great video! I’ve tried the same serve but didn’t know what to call it. Thanks for providing all the great instruction!



  3. georgia beletsos on November 29, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    Good video instruction. Where are you striking the ball, center, side? And where are you aiming…middle of court?



  4. Dale Voigt on November 29, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    I primarily serve cut surves. Against lefties I like to use a backhanded cut serve so it will bounce up toward their backhand. Most of the time I target backhands unless my opponent has a wicked backhand underspin return.



  5. Michael Fries on November 29, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    happy to find a lefty making videos.



  6. Jon Sias on November 29, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    Love to see a discussion of taking the offensive right from the start. This is a really good video. The serve is the first chance to win the point, why not make the most of it.