Pickleball: How to Warm Up

Pickleball — Standard Warm Up with Mark Renneson

The lack of a standardized warm up causes confusion for many pickleball players. It also prevents people from effectively preparing to play the game. Here is a quick demo of what a standard warm up could look like. Each players warms up groundstrokes, volleys, overheads and dinks in under two minutes.


Approximate List of Strokes Suggested based on video:

  • 6 – 10 dinks each back and forth alternating between forehand and backhand
  • Move back to mid–court and practice ground strokes 5-6 each alternating to forehand and backhand
  • Player 1 moves to the net to catch some volleys from half court ground strokes 7 – 8
  • Player 1 receives lobs to practice overhead smash – 5-6
  • Player 2 moves to the net to catch some volleys from half court ground strokes 7 – 8
  • Player 2 receives lobs to practice overhead smash – 5-6


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*This information is being presented with permission from the author, Mark Renneson. Mark is a 5.0 pickleball player, coach and advocate. He is the founder of Third Shot Sports which provides first-class tennis and pickleball training. He lives in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada. You can reach him at mark@thirdshotsports.com

Thanks to Mark and Third Shot Sports for allowing this to be presented on JBRish.com

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