“Pickleball requires great reflexes! In this video, Third Shot Pickleball coach Mark Renneson demonstrates a variety of exercises you can do to improve your reaction time.”
Many of these drills can be done indoors this winter with foam golf balls that won’t damage your walls or make noise. And amazingly enough, they react to your paddle very much like a regular pickleball!
These little foam balls can be purchased at many stores. I got a bucket of different colored balls at WalMart and we use them in Fallon for wall drills and sometimes warming up. After warming up with these little balls, a regular size pickleball will seem like you are playing with a canteloupe!
Third and final in a series of great videos with Simone Jardime on Block Volley Drills.
This week Simone Jardim and Eddie mix it up with volleys and mid court blocks into the kitchen. Then do the same but then play out the point.
Mid court block drill starts about 2/3’s of the way into the video. Remember this drill benefits both players. Not only do you benefit from working on your blocks, you will benefit from working on your drives and punches.
Try playing out the point with all these drills. Make a game of your drills and play against your drill partner to 5 points. Then change to another drill or mix up partners by going cross court or rotating.
Watch the full video below.
* Minimize your movement. * Out in front. * Catch that ball out in front. * The less you do with the paddle the better. * Contact point out in front with that push. * Soft hands. *
Big thanks to all the members who came and played and donated warm clothing for kids at Boys & Girls Club at our Warm Goodies event today.
Big thanks to Judy Wasson for “womanning” the white board for a fun and efficient new way to keep the courts filled and players mixing it up! Sorry I didn’t get a picture of Judy with dry erase pen ready to fill in players.
And as always, thanks to the board members and all the members who stepped up to help run this fun event.TMPC has great members!
Thanks again members for another wonderful event. Hope to see you on the courts soon!
Second in a series of great videos on Simone Jardime on Block Volley Drills.
“Simone Jardim works with Eddie on his block volleys to teach him proper form and how to have soft hands. Here are some great drills for you to improve your ability to hit soft, consistent block volleys!”
This week mix it up with their volleys and dinks with DINK-DINK-HARD-BLOCK at the kitchen line and then soft blocks from mid court from drives.
While this video starts at the beginning of the drills, the DINK-DINK-HARD-BLOCK starts about 3 minutes in. After the D-D-H-B, one player moves to mid-court and works on soft blocks landing in the kitchen from being blasted with a hard ball.
“OUT IN FRONT” & “KEEP ON BALLS OF YOUR FEET” & “PADDLE MOVEMENT MINIMAL”!
Over 50 members have signed up for TMPC’s next Members Only event. Thanks to all the members who have signed up. *Drop in members welcome, too! *
Check in will be at 9:00 am and play will continue to noon.
Please remember to bring your warm goodies to donate for B&G Club kids!
NEW FORMAT FOR PLAY!
We will be using a new to TMPC format recommended from members Judy Wasson and Trish Kirsch who have used the “white boards” in other pickleball areas.
Each square is for a group of 4 players who will play together.
When you want to play, enter your name in the first empty or partially filled box. If a box is full, write your name in the next available box.
When 4 players fill a box and the players listed above have finished their game, you should occupy the available court as quickly as possible. Please cross out your completed box before playing your game.
When you finish your game, you again list your name in the next available box, etc.
If you want to play with specific people (4 friends) you may enter all your names in the box only if they ARE NOT playing at that time and are present. Skip to the next available box to enter all 4 names together so that those waiting before you can play ahead of you.
Do not begin playing if the box above you is not filled in. The players in that box were there before you, so help them find players and wait your turn.
If no one else is there to play, remember to be kind and fill in the blanks with your name.
If there aren't enough players to fill in the boxes, everyone should always mix in with one another.
*All members are welcome to drop in and play but please bring a piece for two of kids’ warm clothing to donate to kids at the Boys & Girls Club.
Did you know that TMPC member Judy Wasson repairs the clubs’ nets when needed? Thank you Judy!
Would you like to volunteer at club events or just whenever and however needed? Please enter your information and choices here: TMPC Volunteers
Carol Amos here. I am having some battles with WordPress and sending out emails on posts. All of a sudden, emails are not being sent out. Can someone help me. PLEASE! If you can help, please email me through the club’s email: Email TMPC