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Skills & Drills

Pickleball Skills and Drills

Westminster City Recreation Center

10455 Sheridan Boulevard

Westminster, CO 80020


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 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


Office:  303-422-1255

Cell:  303-929-3878