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Pickleball Skills and Drills


Westminster City Recreation Center


10455 Sheridan Boulevard


Westminster, CO 80020


303-460-9690


Tuesdays 9:00-12:00 and Thursdays 1:00-4:00


Overall goals of each session are to learn basic strategy, techniques, and rules.  Each session lasts about one hour followed by practice games.


SESSION ONE: Serve, scoring and basic rules of the game  


SESSION TWO: Return of serve


SESSION THREE:  Third shot drop


SESSION FOUR: Dink game


SESSION FIVE:  Blocks and overhead slams


SESSION SIX:  Forehands and backhands from the back of the court


SESSION SEVEN:  Lobs and returning of lobs


TOP 10 TIPS & STRATEGIES (Brought to you by S-Type Sports


1.  Attack the net

2.  Maintain good form/footwork while striking the ball

3.   light on your feet and keep feet shoulder width apart

4.  Be ready and always face the direction the ball is coming from

5.  Utilize the baseline dink to the middle as your “Third Shot”

6.  Exploit your opponent’s backhand

7.  Never be predictable – mix up your shots between power and finesse

8.  Don’t go for too much – stick with the basics and keep the ball in play

9.  Limit your unforced errors

10. Try to keep the ball deep but don’t panic if it’s not



Ken Marquardt


Ambassador


Office:  303-422-1255


Cell:  303-929-3878


Email: kenmart@q.com


Website: pickleballken.org