New to Pickleball?

New players are always welcome to join MBPC for pickleball games.  Play at the courts at Via Paraiso is segregated by ability so beginners and those interested in learning the basics of pickleball need not be intimidated by advanced players.  "Newbies" should go to the beginner courts and let them know you want to learn to play and they will be happy to help you out.  You'll find everyone is very welcoming.  Pickleball is a very social sport.  Typically, the courts nearest the parking lot are used for beginner play.  The courts nearest the playground are used for intermediate and advanced play.  Any player can provide directions to the popper court for your level.

Pickleball Instruction

Below are some resources for those looking for structured pickleball instruction.

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Private Lessons

Vi Tran, MPC Tennis/Pickleball Instructor and Coach of the MPC Tennis Team, offers customized instruction for individuals and groups.  Clients of all levels of ability from beginner to advanced are welcome. 

 

For more information, contact Vi at:

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Pacific Grove Adult School

The Pacific Grove Adult School offers an introductory course on pickleball.  Contact Marta at the school for enrollment information.

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Monterey Peninsula Collecge

Monterey Peninsula College offers a course on beginning pickleball.  Contact them for enrollment information.

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MBPC Free Clinics

MBPC periodically runs clinics where advanced members or guest instructors teach beginning and intermediate players.  Watch the club Events Page for announcements of upcoming clinics.

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MBPC Free Clinics

You-Tube videos are an excellent resource for beginner and advanced players alike.  Many of our club players are self-taught using the techniques, strategy, and drills that can be found online.  For beginners, the Pickleball 101 series by Joe Baker are some of the best videos.  The first one is below.

Pickleball 101​

Rules

New to pickleball and not sure how to play?  Confused about serving and basic rules?  Watch this short video to learn more.  Want more details?  Click here for an abbreviated rules summary or click here for the complete USAPA/IFP Rulebook.

Drills

Want to further improve your game? Check out some of these drills from the folks at PrimeTime Pickleball.

Pickleball 3rd Shot Drill | "0 to 60" Drill
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Pickleball 3rd Shot Drill | "0 to 60" Drill

► FREE 3rd Shot Drop Course: http://primetimepickleball.com/3rdshot SUBSCRIBE to us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4trh-axJGxOpSwlvsUbHbg?sub_confirmation=1 Visit http://primetimepickleball.com to get more free basic, intermediate, and advanced tips that are sure to help you level up your game and and play the best pickleball of your life!! Do you struggle with your 3rd shot? If you do or if you'd simply like your 3rd shot to be better then this is the lesson for you. In this video we'll cover a 3rd shot drill that you can do every time you play. Follow PrimeTime Pickleball: ======== Facebook: http://primetimepickleball.com/facebook Twitter:http://primetimepickleball.com/twitter Instagram: http://primetimepickleball.com/instagram Our Website: http://primetimepickleball.com About Nicole Havlicek & Jordan Briones ================= Nicole Havlicek is a former nationally ranked Division 1 tennis player turned pickleball player and an IPTPA certified pickleball coach. Jordan Briones is a 5.0 pickleball player and a IPTPA certified pickleball coach. Together we've launched PrimeTime Pickleball to bring you the best and most up to date pickleball information and training that will help you take your game to the next level. Our hope and our mission is to do our part to grow the game of picklaball globally using video training to break down every aspect of pickleball and deliver it to you in an easy to understand way and for free so that you can take that information to the court and play the best pickleball of your life. What you can expect from us is to provide you with technical breakdown of successful strokes, smart pickleball strategies, proper court positioning, effective and efficient footwork patterns, fitness and conditioning for pickleball and much much more… all designed to be specific and actionable so that you can implement the information right away and become a menace on the pickleball court. Please feel free to browse our videos, comment on them and share with friends and most importantly, be sure to subscribe to our channel to become part of the PrimeTime Pickleball family so you can be notified of new videos as they come out. We look forward to helping you with your game. Full Transcript ================= Hi! Thanks for joining us at PrimeTime Pickleball! I’m Jordan Briones, teaching pro here at PTP. Today we’re going to look at a drill that will lock in and improve your 3rd shot drop. Let’s get started! This is one of my favorite drills. For this drill, you will only need to use half of the court. One player will start at the NVZ, and the other will start at the baseline. The player at the NVZ will start the drill by feeding a deep ball to the player at the baseline. The player at the baseline will try to hit as many 3rd shot drops in a row, without hitting the ball out of bounds or into the net. Every 3rd shot drop that they hit counts as one point. When the player at the baseline hits a ball out of bounds or into the net, he will switch positions with the person at the NVZ. The whole objective is to get a cumulative 60 points, which will win the game. Each player will keep track of their points, and through repetition, they will try to find a rhythm in hitting their 3rd shot drop. Let’s take a look at some of these points. Even though the player at the baseline is working on their 3rd shot, this doesn’t mean that the player at the NVZ can’t work on something too. The objective for the player at the NVZ is to keep every ball as deep into the court as they can. As you can see here, I make sure that I’m right up at that NVZ line, which puts me in a better position to hit an aggressive, deep shot. When I’m up at the net, I’ll try to volley every ball that I can, but most importantly I try to keep every ball deep into the court to make a tough 3rd shot drop for my opponent. Something you also might notice that I try to place the ball in different positions and hit the ball with different spins. Hitting the ball deep, mixing it up with forehands and backhands, and putting different spins on the ball makes a tougher 3rd shot for the player at the baseline. By doing this drill over and over, it will allow you too find your 3rd shot rhythm and stroke, which you will need in a game situation. Remember, consistency only comes by one thing- practice. So what are you waiting for? Go out there and drill! Paint Splatter Fonts Credit: WC Rhesus A & WC Rhesus B by WC FONTS®
Pickleball Dink Drill | Forehand Dinks
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Pickleball Dink Drill | Forehand Dinks

► FREE 3rd Shot Drop Course: http://primetimepickleball.com/3rdshot SUBSCRIBE to us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4trh-axJGxOpSwlvsUbHbg?sub_confirmation=1 Visit http://primetimepickleball.com to get more free basic, intermediate, and advanced tips that are sure to help you skyrocket and be at the top of your game! In this lesson we’ll show you a simple and effective forehand dink drill designed for control and consistency that you can do every time you play. This drill is sure to have you dinking like a pro in no time. Follow PrimeTime Pickleball: ======== Facebook: http://primetimepickleball.com/facebook Twitter:http://primetimepickleball.com/twitter Instagram: http://primetimepickleball.com/instagram Our Website: http://primetimepickleball.com About Nicole Havlicek & Jordan Briones ================= Nicole Havlicek is a former nationally ranked Division 1 tennis player turned pickleball player and an IPTPA certified pickleball coach. Jordan Briones is a 5.0 pickleball player and a IPTPA certified pickleball coach. Together we've launched PrimeTime Pickleball to bring you the best and most up to date pickleball information and training that will help you take your game to the next level. Our hope and our mission is to do our part to grow the game of picklaball globally using video training to break down every aspect of pickleball and deliver it to you in an easy to understand way and for free so that you can take that information to the court and play the best pickleball of your life. What you can expect from us is to provide you with technical breakdown of successful strokes, smart pickleball strategies, proper court positioning, effective and efficient footwork patterns, fitness and conditioning for pickleball and much much more… all designed to be specific and actionable so that you can implement the information right away and become a menace on the pickleball court. Please feel free to browse our videos, comment on them and share with friends and most importantly, be sure to subscribe to our channel to become part of the PrimeTime Pickleball family so you can be notified of new videos as they come out. We look forward to helping you with your game. Full Transcript ================= Hi, Jordan Briones here. Thanks for joining us here at PrimeTime Pickleball. Have you been looking for a simple drill that can improve your forehand dink? If you have, this is the video for you. Let’s get right to it! This drill is called the forehand, (or even-side) crosscourt dink drill. For this drill, we’ll only be using the right side of the court. As you can see here, my partner and I start right up at the NVZ line. One of us will feed the ball, and the drill will begin. Just like the previous video, the sideline will be out of bounds, along with an imaginary line going through the center of the NVZ. This drill heavily focuses on the forehand crosscourt dink; unless you’re left-handed player-it will focus more on your backhand. Since this is a crosscourt drill, I usually try to keep my dinks crosscourt, hitting dinks back to my opponents forehand. However; as you can see in these points, it’s always good to mix it up and hit some dinks to the middle of the court, targeting your opponents backhand. This drill is played out to 5 points, with no hard drives or hard volleys allowed. Keeping track of the score while doing these drills will make you mentally tough in a game situation, and will teach you to play the higher percentage dink. Remember, the goal of this drill is to out-dink your opponent with consistency and touch. Let’s take a look at some of these rallies. One thing that you should notice, is how I try my best to stay very close to that NVZ line, and also how I choose to take some dinks as volleys instead of backing up and letting the ball bounce. Taking certain dinks as volleys, keeps me in a better position as the NVZ, and it also gives my opponent less time to react to their next shot. After playing a few games to 5 points, you can switch it up, and also add hard drives and volleys, even lobs to this drill. With both players starting out at the NVZ, you can start out dinking, and after a few dinks, make it a live ball. Let’s take a look at some of these points. As you do this drill more often, you’ll realize how much patience and consistency it takes to out-dink your opponent to win the point. The better you and your partner get, the longer your rallies will become, and in turn, you should see your dink game improve each time you step on the court. So get out there and practice! And remember, keep dinking! Paint Splatter Fonts Credit: WC Rhesus A & WC Rhesus B by WC FONTS®
Pickleball Dink Drill | Backhand Dink
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Pickleball Dink Drill | Backhand Dink

► FREE 3rd Shot Drop Course: http://primetimepickleball.com/3rdshot SUBSCRIBE to us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4trh-axJGxOpSwlvsUbHbg?sub_confirmation=1 Visit http://primetimepickleball.com to get more free basic, intermediate, and advanced tips that are sure to help you level up your game and and play the best pickleball of your life!! Do you struggle with your backhand dink? If you do or if you'd simply like your backhand dink to be better then this is the lesson for you. In this video we'll cover a simple yet effective backhand dink drill that you can do every time you play. This drill is sure to have you dinking like a pro in no time. Follow PrimeTime Pickleball: ======== Facebook: http://primetimepickleball.com/facebook Twitter:http://primetimepickleball.com/twitter Instagram: http://primetimepickleball.com/instagram Our Website: http://primetimepickleball.com About Nicole Havlicek & Jordan Briones ================= Nicole Havlicek is a former nationally ranked Division 1 tennis player turned pickleball player and an IPTPA certified pickleball coach. Jordan Briones is a 5.0 pickleball player and a IPTPA certified pickleball coach. Together we've launched PrimeTime Pickleball to bring you the best and most up to date pickleball information and training that will help you take your game to the next level. Our hope and our mission is to do our part to grow the game of picklaball globally using video training to break down every aspect of pickleball and deliver it to you in an easy to understand way and for free so that you can take that information to the court and play the best pickleball of your life. What you can expect from us is to provide you with technical breakdown of successful strokes, smart pickleball strategies, proper court positioning, effective and efficient footwork patterns, fitness and conditioning for pickleball and much much more… all designed to be specific and actionable so that you can implement the information right away and become a menace on the pickleball court. Please feel free to browse our videos, comment on them and share with friends and most importantly, be sure to subscribe to our channel to become part of the PrimeTime Pickleball family so you can be notified of new videos as they come out. We look forward to helping you with your game. Full Transcript ================= Hi, welcome to PrimeTime Pickleball! I’m Jordan Briones. Have you noticed that your backhand dink is less consistent than your forehand? If your backhand seems to be a weakness, then this is the video for you! Let’s jump right in! Alright, so this is called the backhand (or odd-side) crosscourt dink drill. For this drill, you’ll only be using the left side of the court. Just like the last video, my partner and I will start and the NVZ line. One of us will feed the ball, and the drill will begin. Remember that the sidelines are out of bounds, and that there’s an imaginary line through the center of the NVZ. This drill will heavily focus on your crosscourt backhand dink. Since the focus of this drill is to practice your backhand, I try to keep all the dinks to my partner’s backhand side. However, it’s also good to change the direction of the ball and to practice drinking to the middle of the court as well, trying to catch your opponent off guard. This drill, like the previous video, is played out to 5 points, win by 1. After you play a few games to 5 points with only dinks, add in some hard drives and volleys to change the speed of the game, simulating a real point. Remember, the main goal of this drill is to out-dink your opponent, but if your partner sends you a dink to high or too deep-don’t be afraid to speed up the ball. Let take a look at some of our points. One thing that you’ll notice is if I get a dink out wide, I’ll make sure that I move my feet quickly so that I’m ready and in position to hit a backhand dink. Although at other times, you’ll see me get very low to meet the ball, and catch the dink in the air as a volley. Volleying dinks in the air allows me to stay in position and close to the NVZ, but it also means I have to get very low to meet the ball. As you do this drill more often, you’ll develop the patience and consistency it takes to out-dink your opponent to win the point. The better you and your partner get, the longer your rallies will become, and in turn, you should see your dink game improve each time you step on the court. So get out there and practice! And remember, keep dinking! Paint Splatter Fonts Credit: WC Rhesus A & WC Rhesus B by WC FONTS®
How To Be Competitive Even When You Start  At A Disadvantage with Daniel J Howard
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How To Be Competitive Even When You Start At A Disadvantage with Daniel J Howard

► FREE 3rd Shot Drop Course: http://primetimepickleball.com/3rdshot Connect with Daniel J Howard: https://www.facebook.com/danieljhoward.pickleball.5 SUBSCRIBE to us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4trh-axJGxOpSwlvsUbHbg?sub_confirmation=1 Visit http://primetimepickleball.com to get more free basic, intermediate, and advanced tips that are sure to help you level up your game and and play the best pickleball of your life!! We're very lucky to be joined in this video by our guest pro, Daniel J Howard. Daniel shows us a great game that levels the playing field even with one player starting at a significant disadvantage. This is a great game to rotate through both roles that will work all the necessary skills you need in order to play winning doubles. In addition to switching roles with your partner, you should also work this game from all directions: even side cross court, odd side cross court and straight ahead. Follow PrimeTime Pickleball: ======== Facebook: http://primetimepickleball.com/facebook Twitter:http://primetimepickleball.com/twitter Instagram: http://primetimepickleball.com/instagram Our Website: http://primetimepickleball.com About Nicole Havlicek & Jordan Briones ================= Nicole Havlicek is a former nationally ranked Division 1 tennis player turned pickleball player and an IPTPA certified pickleball coach. Jordan Briones is a 5.0 pickleball player and a IPTPA certified pickleball coach. Together we've launched PrimeTime Pickleball to bring you the best and most up to date pickleball information and training that will help you take your game to the next level. Our hope and our mission is to do our part to grow the game of pickleball globally using video training to break down every aspect of the game and deliver it to you in a fun and easy to understand way and for free so that you can take that information to the court and play the best pickleball of your life. What you can expect from us is to provide you with technical breakdown of successful strokes, smart pickleball strategies, proper court positioning, effective and efficient footwork patterns, fitness and conditioning for pickleball and much much more… all designed to be specific and actionable so that you can implement the information right away and become a menace on the pickleball court. Please feel free to browse our videos, comment on them and share with friends and most importantly, be sure to subscribe to our channel to become part of the PrimeTime Pickleball family so you can be notified of new videos as they come out. We look forward to helping you with your game. Music Credit: TAKE THE CHANCE by Nicolai Heidlas Music https://soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlas Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music provided by Music for Creators https://youtu.be/VTHeQM7Uc0k Paint Splatter Fonts Credit: WC Rhesus A & WC Rhesus B by WC FONTS®
The Backhand Roll with Ben Johns
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The Backhand Roll with Ben Johns

► FREE 3rd Shot Drop Course: http://primetimepickleball.com/3rdshot Ben Johns Backhand Roll article in Pickleball Magazine: https://view.joomag.com/pickleball-magazine-3-1/0366089001517235112?short (Pg. 38-39) Connect with Ben Johns on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ben-Johns-Pickleball-1530836227037476/ SUBSCRIBE to us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4trh-axJGxOpSwlvsUbHbg?sub_confirmation=1 Visit http://primetimepickleball.com to get more free basic, intermediate, and advanced tips that are sure to help you level up your game and and play the best pickleball of your life!! In today's video we've partnered with Ben Johns to show you how he executes one of his favorite shots...the backhand roll. Ben wrote an article on this very topic that was featured in Pickleball Magazine and we thought we'd help bring that article to life with a complimentary video. You'll find a link to the article in the description. Now, let's get into the setup, execution motion analysis and slow motion footage of Ben's awesome Bachand roll. As Ben outlines in the article... He uses this shot from the kitchen line when all four players are at the net. It's a surprise shot because the setup of this shot looks very much the same as the setup for his volley dink from the backhand side. Here are two shots of Ben. On one he is about to hit a backhand roll and on the other he is about to hit a backhand dink volley. Consider both images for a moment. Can you tell which is which? On the left, he is about to hit a backhand volley dink and on the right, he is about to hit a backhand roll. Notice how there are very few differences between these two positions. Certainly not much for an opponent to get a good read on in the middle of a point. What makes it even more deadly is that with a sufficient amount of skill, the backhand roll can be executed on a ball that is contacted below the height of the net. This opens up the possibility of attacking more shots rather than being limited to only those that are above the net. Although it can be executed from either side, Ben primarily likes to use it from the left side when his backhand is his outside shot. He'll typically aim for the opponent down the line from him because that opponent is closest to him and has the least amount of time to react to the ball He'll typically aim for the right hip of an opponent that is right handed because that is the most difficult spot to effectively defend. If the opponent is a lefty, he'll aim for the left hip. Ben will use a backhand slice cross court to set up this shot because that is the shot most likely to lead to a dink reply that might lift a little bit higher. Another good setup option is hitting volley dinks. The time taken away from opponents to react can lead to an attackable shot. Also, as we saw, his volley dink preparation looks very similar to his backhand roll preparation so the roll can come by surprise when the opponent is expecting a backhand volley dink so their is good disguise. Now that we know when to use it and how to set it up. Let's look at the execution. Once he's set it up and received the ball he wants, he'll execute it by getting low (bending from the knees, not the waist), getting the paddle down below his anticipated contact and swing in an upward path at approximately a 40 degree angle. The paddle face will be roughly straight up and down at a 90 degree angle or with a slight downward tilt. The combination of the upward motion and an even or slightly closed paddle face is what produce the topspin. The motion alone is not enough, you will need to generate paddle speed in order to really get power on the shot and make it an effective attacking shot. As Ben outlines in the article, you'll need to do this by starting your swing with the portion of your arm from elbow to wrist tucked in so that it forms a roughly 90 degree angle with the portion of your arm from elbow to shoulder. As you're swinging you should extend your arm until it reaches full extension right as you make contact with the ball this motion creates that recognizable snap or flick that makes ball shoot off the paddle. Many think that the motion involves a lot of wrist and it may appear that way when observing the shot in real time but the wrist is actually stable throughout the motion as can be seen here and it's the combination of arm extension and forearm rotation that supplies the power. Paint Splatter Fonts Credit: WC Rhesus A & WC Rhesus B by WC FONTS®
Blocking Hard Shots | How To Block Shots When Attacked In Pickleball
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Blocking Hard Shots | How To Block Shots When Attacked In Pickleball

► FREE 3rd Shot Drop Course: http://primetimepickleball.com/3rdshot SUBSCRIBE to us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4trh-axJGxOpSwlvsUbHbg?sub_confirmation=1 Visit http://primetimepickleball.com to get more free basic, intermediate, and advanced tips that are sure to help you level up your game and and play the best pickleball of your life!! Very often in pickleball, if you are facing any team that is relatively good then, you will be attacked. Often your opponents will attack a ball from a bad position and the ball may not necessarily be going down towards your feet and you will be able to attack back right away because it is high and can be hit back down upon. But, there will be times when it's a good attack and the ball is heading for a low spot on your body or putting you in a stretched or jammed position. Your best option at that point is to try to block it back in the kitchen. This shot is possibly the hardest shot in pickleball, even harder than the 3rd shot drop because the ball is coming at you with speed and you have to slow it way down and place it in the kitchen. Not easy to do but certainly possible and can be mastered with enough focused practice. Here's Jordan to show us how to effectively block hard shots in pickleball. He covers blocking technique as well as a drill to help you master you blocking skills. Follow PrimeTime Pickleball: ======== Facebook: http://primetimepickleball.com/facebook Twitter:http://primetimepickleball.com/twitter Instagram: http://primetimepickleball.com/instagram Our Website: http://primetimepickleball.com About Nicole Havlicek & Jordan Briones ================= Nicole Havlicek is a former nationally ranked Division 1 tennis player turned pickleball player and an IPTPA certified pickleball coach. Jordan Briones is a 5.0 pickleball player and a IPTPA certified pickleball coach. Together we've launched PrimeTime Pickleball to bring you the best and most up to date pickleball information and training that will help you take your game to the next level. Our hope and our mission is to do our part to grow the game of pickleball globally using video training to break down every aspect of the game and deliver it to you in a fun and easy to understand way and for free so that you can take that information to the court and play the best pickleball of your life. What you can expect from us is to provide you with technical breakdown of successful strokes, smart pickleball strategies, proper court positioning, effective and efficient footwork patterns, fitness and conditioning for pickleball and much much more… all designed to be specific and actionable so that you can implement the information right away and become a menace on the pickleball court. Please feel free to browse our videos, comment on them and share with friends and most importantly, be sure to subscribe to our channel to become part of the PrimeTime Pickleball family so you can be notified of new videos as they come out. We look forward to helping you with your game. Music Credit: TAKE THE CHANCE by Nicolai Heidlas Music https://soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlas Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music provided by Music for Creators https://youtu.be/VTHeQM7Uc0k Paint Splatter Fonts Credit: WC Rhesus A & WC Rhesus B by WC FONTS®
How To Develop Quick Hands For Net Domination
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How To Develop Quick Hands For Net Domination

► FREE 3rd Shot Drop Course: http://primetimepickleball.com/3rdshot SUBSCRIBE to us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4trh-axJGxOpSwlvsUbHbg?sub_confirmation=1 Visit http://primetimepickleball.com to get more free basic, intermediate, and advanced tips that are sure to help you level up your game and and play the best pickleball of your life!! When you get up to the net in pickleball, which is where you want to be, it becomes a test of patience with the dinking game but if both teams have roughly the same dink capabilities then it will come down to who has the fastest hands. More and more, pickleball is becoming a game of speed. Can you successfully speed it up and out gun your opponents with control at high rates of speed? If you want to get better with speed at the net then this video is for you. Follow PrimeTime Pickleball: ======== Facebook: http://primetimepickleball.com/facebook Twitter:http://primetimepickleball.com/twitter Instagram: http://primetimepickleball.com/instagram Our Website: http://primetimepickleball.com About Nicole Havlicek & Jordan Briones ================= Nicole Havlicek is a former nationally ranked Division 1 tennis player turned pickleball player and an IPTPA certified pickleball coach. Jordan Briones is a 5.0 pickleball player and a IPTPA certified pickleball coach. Together we've launched PrimeTime Pickleball to bring you the best and most up to date pickleball information and training that will help you take your game to the next level. Our hope and our mission is to do our part to grow the game of pickleball globally using video training to break down every aspect of the game and deliver it to you in a fun and easy to understand way and for free so that you can take that information to the court and play the best pickleball of your life. What you can expect from us is to provide you with technical breakdown of successful strokes, smart pickleball strategies, proper court positioning, effective and efficient footwork patterns, fitness and conditioning for pickleball and much much more… all designed to be specific and actionable so that you can implement the information right away and become a menace on the pickleball court. Please feel free to browse our videos, comment on them and share with friends and most importantly, be sure to subscribe to our channel to become part of the PrimeTime Pickleball family so you can be notified of new videos as they come out. We look forward to helping you with your game. Music Credit: TAKE THE CHANCE by Nicolai Heidlas Music https://soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlas Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music provided by Music for Creators https://youtu.be/VTHeQM7Uc0k Paint Splatter Fonts Credit: WC Rhesus A & WC Rhesus B by WC FONTS®
Pickleball 3rd Shot Drill | "2 & 1" Drill
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Pickleball 3rd Shot Drill | "2 & 1" Drill

► FREE 3rd Shot Drop Course: http://primetimepickleball.com/3rdshot SUBSCRIBE to us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4trh-axJGxOpSwlvsUbHbg?sub_confirmation=1 Visit http://primetimepickleball.com to get more free basic, intermediate, and advanced tips that are sure to help you level up your game and and play the best pickleball of your life!! Do you struggle with your 3rd shot drop? If you do or if you'd simply like your 3rd shot to be better then this is the lesson for you. In this video we'll cover a 3rd shot drill that you can do every time you play to gain consistency and control of your 3rd shot. Follow PrimeTime Pickleball: ======== Facebook: http://primetimepickleball.com/facebook Twitter:http://primetimepickleball.com/twitter Instagram: http://primetimepickleball.com/instagram Our Website: http://primetimepickleball.com About Nicole Havlicek & Jordan Briones ================= Nicole Havlicek is a former nationally ranked Division 1 tennis player turned pickleball player and an IPTPA certified pickleball coach. Jordan Briones is a 5.0 pickleball player and a IPTPA certified pickleball coach. Together we've launched PrimeTime Pickleball to bring you the best and most up to date pickleball information and training that will help you take your game to the next level. Our hope and our mission is to do our part to grow the game of picklaball globally using video training to break down every aspect of pickleball and deliver it to you in an easy to understand way and for free so that you can take that information to the court and play the best pickleball of your life. What you can expect from us is to provide you with technical breakdown of successful strokes, smart pickleball strategies, proper court positioning, effective and efficient footwork patterns, fitness and conditioning for pickleball and much much more… all designed to be specific and actionable so that you can implement the information right away and become a menace on the pickleball court. Please feel free to browse our videos, comment on them and share with friends and most importantly, be sure to subscribe to our channel to become part of the PrimeTime Pickleball family so you can be notified of new videos as they come out. We look forward to helping you with your game. Full Transcript ================= Hi, thanks for joining us at PrimeTime Pickleball. I’m Jordan Briones, teaching pro here at PTP. Are you having trouble with your 3rd shot drop? Today we’re going to look at a progressive 3rd shot drill that anyone can do. Let’s check it out! For this drill, both players will start at the NVZ line. One person will be the ball “feeder”, and the other will be executing the drill. Like the previous video, you will only need to use half of the court. The ball feeder will feed the ball, and the other player will hit two dinks from the NVZ line. After successfully hitting two dinks that land into the kitchen, the player will take a small step back, and then attempt to hit two shots from that new position. The whole objective is to make it all the way to the baseline, by successfully hitting shots that land into the NVZ. If the player hits the ball past the NVZ line, or hits the ball into the net, the players will switch positions and the player that was feeding the ball will now execute the drill. This is a very effective drill that teaches you how to control and feel the ball. Starting out by hitting dinks from the NVZ, you will progress by each small step you take as you move further from the net. What you will notice is that the stroke that I use for a dink, is very similar to my 3rd shot drop as I work my way back to the baseline. Check out this quick side-by- side comparison of my dink at the NVZ line and my 3rd shot drop from the baseline. As you can see, they are very similar, as I use the same basic stroke fundamentals for both shots. Doing this progressive 3rd shot drill will help you with the touch you need to drop a shot into the kitchen from the baseline. Many players over complicate the 3rd shot, and make it seem a lot harder than it actually is. As you do this drill over and over, you will find yourself gaining more confidence and control as you hit your 3rd shot drops. Remember, the 3rd shot drop is one of the hardest shots to master in pickleball but with dedicated practice, and determination, you too can master the 3rd shot drop. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and practice. Paint Splatter Fonts Credit: WC Rhesus A & WC Rhesus B by WC FONTS®
Pickleball Drill | 2 Touch Ball Control Drill
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Pickleball Drill | 2 Touch Ball Control Drill

► FREE 3rd Shot Drop Course: http://primetimepickleball.com/3rdshot SUBSCRIBE to us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4trh-axJGxOpSwlvsUbHbg?sub_confirmation=1 Visit http://primetimepickleball.com to get more free basic, intermediate, and advanced tips that are sure to help you level up your game and and play the best pickleball of your life!! Do you struggle with your touch? If you do or if you'd simply like your ball/paddle control to be better, then this is the drill for you. Many players want to learn how they can hit the ball harder but it's as important, and quite possibly more important, to know how to slow it down effectively. Especially in a game like pickleball where the 3rd shot drop and dinking are such a big part of the game. In this video, we'll go through a 4 part progression that will teach how to take pace off the ball and really be able to control it well. Check it out... Follow PrimeTime Pickleball: ======== Facebook: http://primetimepickleball.com/facebook Twitter:http://primetimepickleball.com/twitter Instagram: http://primetimepickleball.com/instagram Our Website: http://primetimepickleball.com About Nicole Havlicek & Jordan Briones ================= Nicole Havlicek is a former nationally ranked Division 1 tennis player turned pickleball player and an IPTPA certified pickleball coach. Jordan Briones is a 5.0 pickleball player and a IPTPA certified pickleball coach. Together we've launched PrimeTime Pickleball to bring you the best and most up to date pickleball information and training that will help you take your game to the next level. Our hope and our mission is to do our part to grow the game of pickleball globally using video training to break down every aspect of the game and deliver it to you in an easy to understand way and for free so that you can take that information to the court and play the best pickleball of your life. What you can expect from us is to provide you with technical breakdown of successful strokes, smart pickleball strategies, proper court positioning, effective and efficient footwork patterns, fitness and conditioning for pickleball and much much more… all designed to be specific and actionable so that you can implement the information right away and become a menace on the pickleball court. Please feel free to browse our videos, comment on them and share with friends and most importantly, be sure to subscribe to our channel to become part of the PrimeTime Pickleball family so you can be notified of new videos as they come out. We look forward to helping you with your game. Paint Splatter Fonts Credit: WC Rhesus A & WC Rhesus B by WC FONTS®