One of the things that makes pickleball such an interesting and potentially challenging game is that it involves strategy as well as skill. What shot to use when; where to stand and how to play effectively with your doubles partner, to name a few. And playing singles employs a different set of strategies. In this section, basic strategies are discussed and pickleball players and teachers share their ideas on winning strategies. “How to Lose Games” offers tongue-in-cheek, but very instructive, insights into how NOT to play the game.
-A hard passing shot.
-A drop shot that hits the ground at your opponent’s feet.
-A lob. The right choice depends upon your skill level with each type of shot. The best players rarely lob because it’s a difficult shot to hit deep enough to keep a good player from putting it away.
1. Player positioning
2. Getting to the net
3. Partners move in unison
4. Pickleball is more about placement than power
5. Communicate with your partner