Today’s tips are from US Open & USAPA Nationals Champion Glen Peterson via Pickleball Central.
“Pickleball 5.0 Pro and National Champion, Glen Peterson introduces 5 tips to make you a better pickleball player. Follow these tips and you will have more fun playing pickleball. These tips will get you to longer pickleball rallys and more wins. Some of the tips may surprise you with their simplicity. Glen made this video because he’s a student of the game and wants to share what he’s learned over the years of observing elite player succeed at matches. Get into the Pickleball Zone with these helpful tips from Glen.”
- Tip #1 – Play it safe. “Let your opponents make the mistakes. You hit the ball consistently over the net. Are you 80% sure you can make that shot?”
- Tip #2 – Get to the kitchen. “As your opponents get ready to hit the ball – Red light stop. Green light go on your good shot.”
- Tip #3 – Watch the ball. “See it all the way to your paddle. Watch it bounce and keep your head down as you hit the ball.”
- Tip #4 – Fluid and compact strokes. “Try hitting with just your hand for a few shots so you can mimic that simple stroke without a paddle.”
- Tip #5 – Smile!