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How to Return a Lob in Pickleball (and Beat It)

Winning a pickleball match requires a strategy that encompasses its rules and borrows from badminton and tennis. Both tennis and pickleball feature the lob shot. In a lob, the ball travels quite high and lands near the baseline at the court’s rear. Learn the C-shape run and proper set up of a lob return. Getting …

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How to Improve Reaction Time for Pickleball

Fast reaction time is important, at every skill level, when you play pickleball. The thought of reaction time likely seems easy, right? Do you believe that getting to the ball and hitting it over the net is all that there is to improving your reaction time? Some people play pickleball for years, yet never seem …

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How Many Lets Can You Have in Pickleball?

When playing pickleball, I like to perform a let from time to time–even though it is not allowed. What does this mean? Perhaps I am a rebellious pickleball player from the old school. Either way, you technically can not do a let when playing pickleball. Then what gives–why do they have the move called a …

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How to Properly Hold a Pickleball Paddle

To properly hold a pickleball paddle, (1) choose where its comfortable for you to grip (2) properly hold with the Continental/Standard grip (3), Western/Semi-western grip (4) or Eastern/Hammer grip. While I now know how to properly hold a pickleball paddle, that wasn’t always the case. I remember how, when I first saw one, I thought …

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How Many Times Can You Hit Pickleball to Get It Over the Net?

While pickleball might seem like a simple enough game, there are certain nuances to the rules that you can’t ignore. Just because pickleball combines the best parts of table tennis, regular tennis, and badminton does not mean you can take your individual rules around those games into the pickleball court. When you’re playing ping pong …

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Does Pickleball Have a No Man’s Land?

Do you think that learning to play pickleball presents new and exciting opportunities for you if only you knew all the terms related to pickleball? You want to know how to maximize winning points and winning pickleball games. You look forward to making new friends and enjoying the sport while benefiting from the exercise involved …

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Where Does the Receiver Stand in Pickleball?

Typically, the receiver stands diagonal to the server in pickleball. This can change in singles, but not in doubles. In singles matches, only two individuals play, and they stand diagonal to each other with any even score. They stand across from one another during an odd score. If that sounds odd, let me explain. In …

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