Archive for May, 2008

The Importance of the Paddle Position in Pickleball


What am I talking about?! Regardless of the stroke being used in pickleball, the position of the paddle in relationship to the ground and the net is crucial in determining where the ball is going to go. Assuming that you are hitting a straight shot and not putting spin on the ball, the ball will […]

Choosing a Doubles Partner in Pickleball

If your intent is to play in USAPA age-group tournaments, then the first factor to consider  when choosing a doubles partner is age.  You and your partner should be in the same age group unless one of you is willing to “play down” to the partner’s age group.  Another factor to consider, and perhaps the […]

Goal-Setting in Pickleball

Anyone who has learned a new sport knows how frustrating it can be to try to remember a lot of things at the same time. How do I hold the paddle? Where should I stand? Where should I aim? Should I use a backswing when volleying? Etc. Etc. Etc. Instead of cluttering your brain with […]

Pickleball for all Ages!

Because the majority of pickleball courts that currently exist are located in senior communities, the sport up to now has been enjoyed primarily by players 50 years of age and older.   That is not to say that it can’t be enjoyed by players of any age!  As more public courts are made available and as more […]

Common Errors in Pickleball and Their Correction

Common Error: Not making solid contact with the ball (cont’d from first article posted) 
Cause: 2.   When hitting a ground stroke, not using a backswing and/or follow-through.   Correction:  As you see the ball coming towards you, take your paddle back into a ready position.  Don’t wait until the last minute.  After contacting the ball, follow through […]