With indoor play comes opportunity for wall work. Joe Baker made a number of videos on backboard wall drills in 2016. Over the next few Tuesdays, the tips will show wall work drills for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced players.
Today’s video focuses on Beginner Drills and runs to about 3:30 in the video.
Forehand and backhand ground strokes
Alternating forehand and backhand ground strokes
Forehand and backhand volley shots
Alternating forehand and backhand volley shots, increasing speed and distance as your skill improves.
“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”!