Tuesday’s Tips – Respect the X

For a long time, many of us have been told, forehand takes the middle. But, is that always a good idea?

In this first video, Tony Roig at In2Pickle explains the “X” .

“We are always looking to gain a strategic edge in pickleball. Understanding the “X” can help you determine which player on the serving team should handle the third shot after the ball has been returned. The “X” is not a one-size-fits-all concept, but rather a concept to be understood and applied as part of a well-rounded approach to the game.”

In the follow up video below, Tony dives in deeper. “Understanding and respecting the “X” is a critical skill to learn if you want to improve your pickleball doubles play. We also look at keeping the ball away from your body as you hit your third shot. These are critical pickleball skills to improve your game.

This is part of our Project 4.0 point breakdown video series where we break down a pickleball point to look at optimal and not as optimal play so that we can improve our games.”

And now onto Part 2. This video shows real game situations that highlight the “X” in action.

See you on the court!