Many players are transitioning from tennis to pickleball. It’s fast and addicting. And applying one’s racket skills to a new sport dramatically speeds one’s improvement. It’s a small tennis court with a smaller racket. But it is not tennis! The game is much faster and requires different strategies. To excel in pickleball, former tennis players need to understand the differences. … Continue reading →
Last week we talked about Becoming a Better Pickleball Partner; specifically about the body language and words we use that either build up a successful team or doom it to failure. Another way to become a better partner is to learn to communicate during the pickleball point. … Continue reading →
Whenever I give lessons to partners I usually come across a lot of the same issues. I’m told: “He hogs the middle and is taking my forehand”, or “She has trouble with her backhand”, or “He doesn’t come to the line quick enough”. We are often too quick to point out what is wrong with what our partner is doing.