** NOTE ** – This is the last of our Series Of Pickleball Tips from Jeff Shank. I want to thank Jeff for taking the time in preparing this video and for allowing me to share it in segmented form. I hope all of the pickleballers who visit JBRish.com have learned as much from Jeff’s tips as I have.
Things to watch for in this video (below)
- What characteristics would make a ball a good candidate for a touch drop shot?
- Why would you want to hit a serve return to the better poacher?
- What responsibilities do partners have once a ball is “called” by one of the players?
- If players are in a position where one is back and one is closer to the net (i.e. the non-volley zone), what protocol should be followed, according to Jeff Shank, with a ball hit down the middle?
- Why is it necessary to get an overhead deep rather than shallow? (In the demo, the last shot is really the deepest and probably represents the “best” example).
- When your opponents are in a position where one is back and one is deep, what is the best procedure to follow when returning a shot?
- How do you respond if your team has “a gap” that creates a tempting target?
- What adjustments does Jeff recommend for teams composed of right-handed and left-handed players who don’t play together often?
** NOTE ** – Everyone will recognize that there are two parts to developing new skills. The first is knowing what to do, but the second, and just as important, is being able to do it. I have read a great deal about pickleball over the last two and a half years and I have spoken to excellent players and the one thing they all have in common is to remark that to really improve, a player needs deliberate practice not just just playing. AND…if you can have expert guidance during the practice.
NOTE – To find out about this series of posts, i.e. 100 Pickleball Strategies by Jeff Shank, read the first post HERE
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