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But that brings us to the question for the majority of players, should you go in or stay back? I teach to play both styles. The vast majority of players only play recreational games and not tournaments. And many games are played against weaker players. So slow down and enjoy some games where you form a solid defense and keep the ball in play, reset your shots, extend the points, and have longer rallies. Why have all 4 players rush to the net and try to put the ball away as soon as possible?

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PIckleball players know they must drill to become better players. How you drill is also an important consideration.

Here are 4 aspects to keep in mind for the "art "of drills:

  1. Drills are not meant to put the ball away but rather rally the ball. The speed and placement should be incorporated according to the skill level of your drill partners.

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While I do not enjoy bruises or painful stings, I go onto a court with the full awareness I may be hit, and my philosophy is "Bring it on!"

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Here are 6 tips to make sure you have a wonderful 2021 in the world of pickleball.  From court stragtegy, to game perception, to relations with other players. You're sure to find something you like!

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Gifts large and small for the pickleball player in your life.

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