Tennis and pickleball players benefit from repetition. If a player has trouble with serves, they’ll focus on serves and hammer on them until they get it. Same for backhands. Or returns. You get the idea. There is one thing every player should put reps into but very few do. Their … [Read more...] about 1 Minute Mindfulness Exercise for Athletes [video]
Pickleballs are holey. Full of holes. Compared to tennis, this fact changes the impact of topspin, backspin, and sidespin on a pickleball’s flight path and bounce. Let’s share the primary ways you can use each of these 3 spins in pickleball to your advantage. TOPSPIN – the forward rotation of … [Read more...] about How Does Spin Affect Pickleball Flight and Bounce?
In pickleball and tennis, coaches commonly say “Follow through in the direction you want to hit the ball.” This may sound sensible, but it is misleading and can open players up to problems, including too much grip tension which slows down your paddle speed (and therefore the ball speed). Why am I … [Read more...] about The 3 Parts of Every Tennis and Pickleball Swing
Pickleball is fast. Tennis is fast. We know that. Both sports test every fiber of our eye-brain reaction skills. But how do they compare to one another? First let’s compare the court length. Baseline to baseline in tennis is 78 feet. Pickleball is 44 feet, almost half the distance. How does this … [Read more...] about Pickleball & Tennis Ball Speed and Reaction Time
(Joe Dinoffer is a USPTA and PTR master professional, has written 7 tennis books and 22 DVDs, and has appeared on the Tennis Channel. His company OnCourt OffCourt manufactures training aids for pickleball and tennis.) We all hate to admit it, but despite pickleball’s many attractions (which … [Read more...] about Movement and Pickleball
Pickleball attracts new players every single day. Some are looking for a fast tempo workout. Some are looking for a way to stay young. Others are looking for serious, fast-paced competition. And they all come to pickleball. No matter where you are in your pickleball journey, you can get … [Read more...] about Pickleball Rules! The Complete How to Play Pickleball Guide