4 Tips to Improve Your Pickleball Game – For Intermediate Players

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If you’ve played pickleball before, you might be familiar with the beginner tips for improving your pickleball game mentioned in a previous article. However, if you’re an experienced player, you might want a few more sophisticated tips. That’s where this post comes in. Today, we’re sharing four tips for improving your pickleball game — for intermediate players.

 

Practice, Practice, Practice

Now that you have the basics of pickleball down, the best way to improve your game is to practice. Like any other sport, you can only improve. The sooner you start, the better. By practicing for an hour a day or several hours a week, you can easily improve your skill and capability with pickleball.

Shadow Your Partner

If you’ve been playing with the same partner for a while, you should be getting in sync. Teamwork is easy when you know each other’s quirks, habits, and rhythms. Pay close attention to how your partner handles the ball and coordinate your movements with theirs. Imagine your body connected to theirs. If you fall out of sync, you create the perfect opportunity for your opponent to strike.

Serve in the Middle

The pickleball net falls two inches lower in the middle. Smart players use this to their advantage by serving in the middle. Also, if you’re serving close to the white line, your opponents will have a hard time figuring out which partner will hit the ball.

Focus on Accuracy

Once you’ve mastered the basics of pickleball and are practicing regularly, you need to focus on improving your accuracy. You not only want to hit the ball but also make sure it is going where you want it to go. Pay attention to your opponents’ moves and visualize how to counteract their strategy. Watch your partner, coordinate your movements with theirs and home in on the ball when it is your turn to strike. In succeeding as a pickleball player, developing accuracy is key.

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