Pickleball Pointers: 12 Tips to Sharpen Your Game

DATE: January 30, 2018


If 2018 is going to be your year to improve your pickleball game, this is a post you won’t want to miss. Sundial’s resident Pro Ernesto Enriquez and Racquet Sports Manager Sean Warren collaborated on a list of tips they live by.

Top Tips from the Pros:

  • Always stretch before your first match and wear proper shoes to eliminate injuries.
  • Hit your serve deep. Faulting on serves is a controllable mistake. Simple, deep serves eliminate unnecessary errors.
  • When returning a serve, hit it deep back to the server.
  • Hit to your opponent’s backhand whenever possible.
  • Set yourself up for a forehand shot as often as possible.
  • Play it safe – consistency leads to unforced errors by the other team.
  • When volleying gets frantic, just keep the point alive.
  • Hit to open areas or gaps between your opponents.
  • Get to the net as fast as possible.
  • Keep your opponents away from the kitchen for as long as possible.
  • Don’t be fooled into playing with power. At its core, Pickleball is a finesse game.
  • Always stand in the “ready position” – knees slightly bent, feet shoulder-width apart and paddle in between your knees.

Not sure what a kitchen is outside of the room you turn to when you’re hungry? Our seasoned Pickleball Team is always available for lessons and clinics. Learn more by clicking here, emailing pickleball@sundialresort.dev.onpressidium.com or calling 239.395.6025.


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