This four part course is a natural progression of instruction after successful completion of Pickleball 301 series. The course is designed to build upon skills and concepts taught in pickleball 301 and further advance techniques and shot selection during game scenarios to reduce unforced errors and win more games.
Pre-requisites to take the class or skill level: Successful completion of Pickleball 301 or approval of teacher.
Class A: 3 Steps to “Kitchen Success”
The game is won at the kitchen line… learn how to get to the kitchen line in less than 3 steps/shots. Hitting an unattackable shot getting to transitional volley area; either blocking or hitting another unattackable shot then let the “Dink Wars” begin.
Class B: Salvaging “SH*+” Shots
When a player hits an attackable shot how not to give up and salvage the shot. Too often players body language or mental focus betrays them when they or their partner hits a high ball. Learn how to block the attack shot hit at you and stay in the game to work the point and win the point.
Class C: “Shift to the Left/Shift to the Right Protect the Middle and everything is Alright”
Learn the importance of building a wall at the kitchen line. Learn who protects the middle and when to force the opponents to hit a low percentage point instead of giving them the easier middle shot.
Class D: Game Tactics (set plays, poaching, shot selections)
You possess all the basic skills and fundamentals. Now, it’s time to play with Purpose and a Plan. Learn When to Drive the Ball, When to get into the Dink Game When and Who should be the Shark and lastly, Importance of Being Patient.
Players will participate in several drills of “game situation scenarios” to practice concepts and the last part of the lesson, participants will play out points.
*Routinely drilling, practicing and or having instruction will help achieve consistency and lower unforced errors also helping to build muscle memory player confidence and improve game mental toughness.