Tuesday Tips – Soft Hands

Today’s tip is the first in a series of related videos from CJ Johnson of Incline Village along with World Team Pickleball owner and multi US Open and USAPA Nationals Champion, Laura Fenton Kovanda of Surprise, Arizona.

Do you count more than your points? When you are warming up or doing drills, try counting how many consecutive shots you and your partner(s) can make. First shoot for 10 or more dinks or volleys in a row. Then go for 25. Then 50 in a row. What’s your highest number of shots in a row?

By doing cooperative drills and shots during warm ups, you are nailing muscle memory which is crucial to your pickleball game.

“Play a lot of “bangers”? Learning how to play pickleball usually involves the skill of taking pace off the ball. 3 Time US Open Gold Medalist Laura Fenton Kovanda shows us a pickleball drill to hit the ball softer.”