After playing pickleball for just a short while, an attentive player will learn that it is better to control the net, i.e. be at the net ready to volley a ball that is hit rather than staying back and volleying from the baseline.
The question then arises: When is the best time for the serving team to head toward the net? It isn’t necessarily wise to run to the net as soon as possible.
Mark Renneson of Third Shot Sports, has created a video to demonstrate how to “earn” the net.
You can also see Deb Harrison’s take on this situation by watching this previous JBRish post:
We continue our series of personalized (vanity) license plates in Arizona. To maintain individual privacy, we try to show as little information about particular cars as possible as long as we can reveal the license plate.
NOTE – License plate photos may have been archived for quite some time. The years indicated on the registration stickers DO NOT necessarily reflect the current status of any given plate!
Every once in a while I find myself playing Pickleball (PB) with a player who does not feel comfortable playing at the net, i.e. near the non-volley zone (NVZ) line. Often these players are beginners so that can be understandable. When questioned, they report that they are not “good enough” or they can’t handle the fast balls.
Unfortunately, the best chances for winning the point are at the NVZ. Watch the expert matches, all four players will be at the NVZ as much as possible. Yes, a point can be one every now and then from the back of the court, but not consistently.
If a PB player wants to improve, they need to gain confidence at the Kitchen and what better way than by playing there? The brief video emphasizes this point.
>Mark Renneson breaks down the movement patterns of the best pickleball players after returning a serve.
It is hard to believe that anyone who has browsed the Internet over the last three days has not seen this picture, shown below courtesy of a screen shot from the website of Michael Davies.
Apparently they tried an experiment of taking a number of thermoses filled with hot tea and tossing them in the air in an area near the Arctic Circle where temperatures are thirty degrees below zero; now that is cold!
This is what happens to the hot tea when it is swirled in an arc at such cold temperatures.
You can read the rest of the story and more details on the Gizmodo page where I saw this picture for the umpteenth time… well maybe not quite that many times!
I hope you had a good holiday!
Be back soon with more quotes and interesting information.
Thanks to phtographer Michael Davis for providing the world with this beautiful and outstanding photograph: