Pickleball Doubles//My Partner Won't Come to the Net!

Pickleball Doubles//My Partner Won't Come to the Net!

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10 Comments

  1. Jorge Ferreiro on December 7, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    My partner won’t come to the net, what do I do? Get a new partner.



  2. Don Geo on December 7, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    I found out the hard way that unless someone axs advice, they will defend what they are doing tongue death! 99% keep mouth shut, of course we cannot resist. The worst partner you can have is the on that says they are just out for the exercise! Funny though if they ever get better or pay for a clinic, how smart you become.



  3. Randall Kadish on December 7, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    One of the biggest reasons is that if you are at the line and your partner is back, your parther is going to hit hangers over the net and you are going to get slammed.



  4. sylvia bonetto on December 7, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Great suggestions CJ! I’m a subscriber and have learned a lot of valuable tips love your videos. Keep up the good work.



  5. Better Pickleball on December 7, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    Have you ever played with someone who wouldn’t come to the non-volley zone? What did you do?



  6. Robert VK on December 7, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    This was a good, thorough video and I like it a lot. However, I don’t think it did a good job of explaining why someone should come to the NVZ. It isn’t all about time (and the time thing actually cuts both ways). One of the biggest reasons is discussed in Dale Voight’s comment : when at the NVZ, you can hit a greater variety of shots. Additionally, when at the NVZ, you are able to get to the ball when it is at its highest point, rather than waiting for it to fall. Thus you can hit down more often. Also you may be able to get that lob before it leaves orbit. Another reason is that when you’re at the NVZ, your opponents will have a much harder time driving the ball to your feet, since you are protected by the net.



  7. James Crane on December 7, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    yes, I struggle with when to come to the NV zone. I used to think you just came to the NV zone and as a beginner that worked, but now as an intermediate and watching videos I can see that coming to the net must be strategic. I have gotten caught on my way to the net and had to hit balls on the run.

    I have also been a victim to overhead slams. I can see where working with your partner makes a big difference so I try to spend at least part of the time with players who are better than me. I have found who you play with and who you play against can make a big difference. I have also found some players just are not meant to be teachers. Just because you play the game does not mean you can teach it. Great topic for discussion. Thanks !



  8. Jorge Ferreiro on December 7, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Never, never, never coach or give tips at rec play. A sure fire way to piss people off



  9. Dale Voigt on December 7, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    The first thing I do when teaching people to come up to the net is to walk them back to the service line and ask them what shot selections do you have. (From the back of the court your shot selection is a fairly narrow v.) Then I walk them up to the no volley zone and ask them again again what is their shot selection. ( From the no volley zone the angles available to hit have increased significantly.) Showing them the court through the contect shot availability usually helps them understand why they need to play forward. In2pickle did a video on people not taking advantage of the 2 bounce rule and staying back. Don’t Lose the Pickleball Point https://youtu.be/NsANkztgQ1I



  10. Lynn Courtenay on December 7, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    I’ve tried some of these to no avail. Good ideas though. Now I try to primarily play with people who will come to the NVZ. It’s just not fun to play with people who won’t come up. Also not being able to see them makes it difficult for me to move around the court with confidence since I don’t know where the heck they are~I am constantly looking over my shoulder for them. Very frustrating~and to be clear I’m not talking about newbies doing this I’m talking about people who have played for long enough to know better.