Keep the Ball in Play in Pickleball!

Whether you are playing pickleball recreationally or are interested in competing in tournaments, your object every day should be to “keep the ball in play”!  So many errors are committed by players who are intent on “putting the ball away” or “playing the perfect shot” with the result being the ball hit into the net or out-of-bounds.  When you commit an error, you’re giving the opponents the advantage by either giving them the serve or by giving your team only one more opportunity to serve.  Always hitting the ball over the net and in bounds puts the burden of “making the good shot” on the opposing team.  I’m not saying that you shouldn’t be aggressive offensively!  But work on keeping the ball in play first and, when you’re able to do that consistently, then think about “putting the ball away”!

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