Pickleball Solo Wall Drills

Pickleball Solo Wall Drills

Watch this video to learn a simple pickleball practice drill you can do at home, alone against a wall. Glen did this drill one winter in his garage and it took his game to a whole new level. All you need is a wall, paddle and a ball.

This drill helps you work on the fundamentals of your stroke. Practice watching the ball. Practice aiming all of your shots. Practice, practice, practice!

Watch the video to end, you’ll be amazed by Glen’s fast hands.


  1. Nick Foster on April 25, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    Just set it up. Harder than you make it look to do ten in a row, much less a hundred! Thank you! Any more tips Glen?

  2. kento1957 on April 25, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    Let’s just say there was more involved to get to 5.0 than hitting against a wall for a few months.

  3. Grace on April 25, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    you must be the Tiger Woods of PB. That hand eye coordination , OMG.

  4. Btad Laue on April 25, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Noobie question. Why not have three targets, middle right and left?

  5. Jennifer Lucore on April 25, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    Looking good Glen ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. feefiefofanna on April 25, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    thanks. my rackets and balls will arrive today. I know nothing! its going to be so fun.

  7. Abhay B on April 25, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Impressive. To the point tutorial.

  8. Michael Rhoda on April 25, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Love this! Inspired me to build a practice area in my garage using a 4โ€™ x 4โ€™ hard composite board over the drywall this weekend. Doing all your suggested routines plus adding in one where I work on varying how tight my paddle grip is. (I get pretty amped while playing and need to work on mixing in a soft touch when appropriate.)

  9. mcat111111 on April 25, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    That is impressive. The volley drill was amazing. Can’t believe how good he is at it.

  10. quarter_moon and_a_guitar on April 25, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    He’s good, but his opponent has reflexes like I’ve never seen

  11. wurtzi1221 on April 25, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    Great drills. And Glen is a very competent and amiable instructor.

  12. Denise C on April 25, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    Thanks! Just set this up in my garage. I am fairly athletic for my 70 yrs, but find I tend to lose the ball at times, hoping this will improve on that.

  13. c warner on April 25, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Great tip! Your garage must be a lot cleaner than mine, guess you can’t help with that though.

  14. Rick Schiller on April 25, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Glen’s Rating. Attitude: 10 Ability: 10 Useful information: 10 What’s not to like about this video?? Thank you!!

  15. racketrick on April 25, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    I’m only 5’10" and 36 inches hits my hip(iliac crest) almost perfectly. That tape looks like it is well above Glen’s hips…as high as his belly button. Maybe parallax at play or was that tape put up by ‘eye’?

  16. pat russell on April 25, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    Thanks Glen, Well done.

  17. Peter Ryan on April 25, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    I do this on courtswall whenever I cannot find other partners for play. But lately have been accosted by some fellow pickleballers saying that it is most disruptive to adjacent courts during games! Hmmmm so we are just to sit idle while other players are enjoying the courts? Would appreciate some pickleball etiquette here. On outside courts there are backwalls in place to practice and never a problem there during games however, like I said inside courts many were taking offence.

  18. Z Was Here on April 25, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    When the spouse is awake lol

  19. Lance Levens on April 25, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    Great video, Glen!

  20. Leslie North on April 25, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    7 ft back and 36" up the wall for markings.

  21. leslieteacher on April 25, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Thank you so much! You’ve motivated me. I am a true BEGINNER, but being able to practice at home is fantastic!!

  22. 31tmdavies on April 25, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    What paddle are you using?

  23. Roland L on April 25, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    I believe in this soooo much!! I’ve only been playing fora little over 4 months. no tennis experience and all that. just yesterday I did some wall drills before free play at a local gym && I could tell my game play was a lot better than usual. I even won some games against exceptional players. I surprised myself! lol I’m gonna be doing wall drills a lot more now!

  24. Brian Perkett on April 25, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Thanks for the tips – your teaching approach was both clear and easy to follow. As a new player these will be great drills to use to improve my game.

  25. Connie Martin on April 25, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    What an awesome idea. I’m going to put that lazy wall in the basement to good use other than holding up the house, of course. Thank you, Glen!

  26. Michael Kinnear on April 25, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Been doing this for a month – big help!

  27. Slam Master on April 25, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    The GREATEST Pickleball Drill you can do BY YOURSELF! GET a SlamMaster TODAY!

  28. Gretchen Dean on April 25, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    FABULOUS project for a very shy and easily intimidated noobie โ€” with winter approaching AND an enormous double garage empty except for a little Fit tucked in a corner. Thank you so much, Glen!

  29. Sherry Leitner on April 25, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    Wow! Props to you Glen. Skills to aspire to! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  30. Kevin Cafaro on April 25, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    I did the drill in a squash court to realize how easy you make the volley look. i also practiced in the corner and hit side wall to back wall. helps with reflexes!!

  31. Daniel Richards on April 25, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Thanks Glen, did my first set of wall drills today, doing 10 in a row is much harder than it sounded let alone 100. Looking forward to my next set of drills. I was struggling to find a place to drill so i went to the local elementary school which has a large windowless wall and it was perfect. I am planning on constructing a wall in my two stall garage so i can practice close to home.

  32. That guy with quarters on April 25, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Well thatโ€™s great I donโ€™t gave a spouse so I can do this all night

  33. Saxologist on April 25, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Great idea and thanks for posting. But it takes a lot more than this drill to become a 5.0 player.

  34. Rocky Mountain Pickleball on April 25, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    Always great way to practice, especially in between games.

  35. Joann Norelius on April 25, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    Thank you. No pickleball these days so this is so helpful!

  36. Speedy Pete on April 25, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    great tip – same way i learnt to play tennis. you will build myelin connection in your brain synapses by doing this for sure.

  37. Michael Ward on April 25, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    Awesome Phil! I needed you to point out keep the head still, & use the legs & not look at target but focus on the ball. I use a racquetball court and place tape on floor & wall. You have improved my game!!!!!

  38. Bill James on April 25, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    Thanks Glen, good tips. Wish I had a garage! I’ll try this at the local handball courts. One thing, I didn’t realize it was mostly leg movement for the strokes, but then again I’m still a beginner.