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.
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