This is one of the BEST 3rd shots that you can do

This is one of the BEST 3rd shots that you can do

As time goes on, people get better and better at the forehand roll. It’s become so widespread now that regular third shot drops that bounce high in the kitchen are more difficult to pull off. So instead, why not try a shot that avoids all of this? In this video, I show you how!

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35 Comments

  1. Monte Linton on August 17, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    You are simply the best teacher of pickleball. You are the Gold Standard



  2. Janice Nicolle on August 17, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Fascinating but gives me hope



  3. Texas Knight on August 17, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Thanks again for the useful info!



  4. Neon diamonds Aquaberry on August 17, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    How about adding a little spray glue to the paddle ? 😂



  5. Paul McDevitt on August 17, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    I have been playing a slice with some slight top spin but like the idea of this shot. Haven’t been brave enough to go full top spin as third shot but definitely will now – after our lockdown



  6. Thejoeb on August 17, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    on that example shot, I would have rushed the line immediately and looked to jump the corner erne, because theres not much else they can do with that shot besides exactly what she does which is go straight ahead. If shes able to angle the 4th shot your partner gets it, but if not you kill it on the 5th with the erne jump. Not everyone has the athletic ability to do it, but thats one of the go to set plays I enjoy running for a 5 shot score.



  7. margaret dunbar on August 17, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Are you using a continental grip ?



  8. James Hoben on August 17, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    She had no trouble returning your soft top spin shot? Don’t waste our time with capture wording intro.



  9. mark Heneghan on August 17, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Thank You



  10. phil Minion on August 17, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    nice!, now do a vid on how to counter the 3ed shot dive.



  11. Jim Waldemarsen on August 17, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    Do you use this mostly from the baseline? I love this shot but I haven’t been able to master it yet.



  12. Abhay B on August 17, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    she returned all his 3rd dive shots lol



  13. Shu Shabo on August 17, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Hinged wrist allows u to catch it higher and get more spin.



  14. glenn cole on August 17, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    What make and model of paddle are you using?



  15. Terry Jordan on August 17, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Advanced flat top spin doesn’t listen to ocean…elbow holding racquet below left shoulder…..source 5.5 tennis player and best friend is rafa nadal



  16. Tony Bell on August 17, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    What type of grip is used?



  17. Rob Morris on August 17, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    ****I notice that it is pretty natural to impart backspin on my backhand 3rd shot drops…but I don’t think a backspin on a 3rd shot drop is wise because it causes the ball to float higher over the net making it potentially easier for my opponents to volley back. Do you also typically try to put some top spin on 3rd shots you hit with your backhand as well? Thanks



  18. SethProton on August 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    wonder what the answer is to a question.We were playing in strong wind. The player hit the ball way low, it bounced on the lower cross beam of the net and as it came up the wind blew it over the net. is that legal



  19. Caylie Whillans on August 17, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    Thank you so much your channel is the only one I’ll watch for pickle ball



  20. Don Geo on August 17, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    I have strong top spin. Like the ideas on how to use it. I’m slow legs now and need every advantage to make up for it. Keep em coming.



  21. tom fauntleroy on August 17, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Barret, an observation: you talk early in this vid about "rolling over the ball, rolling over your forearm…" and then show your paddle face turning in a closed direction. BUT, watching your strokes later in the vid, using my pause button, it’s totally clear that your paddle face is a bit open and NEVER closed at all on most shots. Pause at 9:05 and you can see a good example of this—the paddle face is still sl OPEN even after the ball has been contacted and is 3-4 feet away from your paddle. And at the end of your stroke it is still open. So, I think this term ‘roll over’ is very misleading and if you do it, the ball goes to the left and into the NET most times. Jordan and other instructors make the same mistake in my view—your thoughts please–thanks
    Tom Fauntleroy



  22. Mario D'Arcy Sunico on August 17, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    i call it the half bounce… blocking the ball on a top spin as soon as it rises…



  23. xantyemox on August 17, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    I’ve (4.5) been using this shot for a while but struggled to explain it to my wife (3.5), it’s great when you can hit it to the corners. Would have been nice to see more match play examples in your video but thanks for the great content!



  24. Robert Jones on August 17, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Well done sir!



  25. james gartner on August 17, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    The good news (for me), this is precisely the same stroke I use when doing ground strokes. Including brushing up on the ball, 45° paddle pointing down, follow through to the left ear, etc. Looking at your video, it seems to be the same for you as well. That is, your topspin ground stroke seems the same motion as your "3rd-shot Dive.” True? What do you do different for this 3rd? Is it the same acceleration and brushing of the ball for top, but simply a softer stroke? Less pace, so that it falls into the kitchen rather than deep into the court. I ask because I’m often getting it too deep, and needing to know how to correct this. More topspin? Softer? Less pace?



  26. james gartner on August 17, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Haven’t been able to get Pickleball Kitchen to respond, so I’ll open this to anyone. Confirm my thinking: Because of the acceleration and brushing motion (for topspin), many of my 3rds are going as much as a foot, sometimes more, past the kitchen line. To get my 3rds into the kitchen, or even landing at the kitchen line, is this just a matter of finesse, more top, and perhaps hitting just a tad softer? Thoughts?



  27. Keith Kraegel on August 17, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Great video! I can really see how the arch of that shot is at its peak on your side of the net, so that it’s dropping significantly when it’s at the net. It’s dropping sharply on the other side of the net forcing a low to high shot from your opponents – perfect for you to tee up on.



  28. Fielding Snow on August 17, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    I would also like to see this on the backhand side



  29. M Lee on August 17, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Hi, are you using a continental grip for this? Thank you.



  30. run_gavagai_run on August 17, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    Hey! There’s Jeremy! Hi Jeremy!



  31. Robert on August 17, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    Good video. He’s tucking his elbow.



  32. Richard's World on August 17, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    I’ve been doing my drops like that for quite awhile. If opponents aren’t used to it they pop a lot of balls up for an easy shake and bake.



  33. Rodolfo Lumbang on August 17, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Topspin doesn’t really have an effect in pickleball not like in tennis.



  34. Chris Lad on August 17, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    That topspin shot is probably my best asset I brought over from tennis! Thanks for the reminder to use it on the 3rd shot drop. 👍



  35. Terri Hoang on August 17, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    Backhand video please