Is the new spin serve good for the game?
Pickleball seems to be changing at an expeditious rate. Each week, someone on tour is adding a new speed-up, a new way to defend, or a new shot we just don’t have a name for yet—thank god we already have the “Bert” :). With that being said, the latest trend is the spin serve.
Why majority of pickleball players prefer doubles?
Doubles is the ultimate problem-solving game. Should I dink? Should I drive? When should I speed up? Where should I attack the opponents to set up my partner? Should I play to my strength or to my opponents weakness? These are all questions that enter your mind during a pickleball game.
Should you isolate an opponent in recreational play?
In most sports and even most aspects of life, there is something called "etiquette". Etiquette can be defined as unwritten rules or guidelines that are in place to uphold respect and fairness. Pickleball most certainly has these unwritten rules and many of them apply to do's and don'ts for recreational play. Isolating a player in order to win a game should be at the top of that list in my opinion!
Who is Pickleball McNasty?
Read about Matt's journey from playing pickleball for the first time to becoming a pickleball pro in 151 days and in the process founding Royal Pickleball to help competitive players of all levels committed to improving their game to look, feel and play like a pro.
Dinking, banging, or both? The future of Pickleball.
The concept of the slow game in pickleball is only understood by players after they gain experience in the sport. At first, players are trying to bang every ball and most don't even realize the need to spend the majority of their time at the kitchen line. It is only after losing over and again that a light bulb suddenly flips on and they see the need for a dink or drop.
Who Should I be Playing With and Against?
After my Saturday morning pickleball session I left the courts completely frustrated, not pleased with my attitude, and I knew I needed to address some issues we all face as pickleball players. Who should we expect to play with and how often should we play below our level, at our level, and above our level? As a general rule, I think it is critical for your overall development that you play with and against players of all levels.
Should I customize my pickleball paddle?
“You add weight to your paddle, really!?” This is the exact question I asked a pro friend of mine 3 months after I started playing pickleball. I was dumbfounded—I knew that tennis players customized their tennis rackets but I had never even thought to add weight to a pickle paddle. The paddle was light, the ball was lighter and I just thought thats the way it was. Little did I know there was a world of lead tape ahead of me!
Why do the pros love the DURA FAST-40?
This question or a version of this question is something I am asked ALMOST every single day at the courts. What is the best ball to play with? What makes the DURA better? Why do you like something that breaks so quickly? All valid questions so let's get into it!