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: