3 Mistakes to Avoid when Volleying: Pickleball 411

3 Mistakes to Avoid when Volleying: Pickleball 411

»RUSTY: Hi! Welcome to Pickleball 411.
I’m Rusty, and this show from Pickleball Channel is all about providing helpful
information about the sport of pickleball. This week we’re excited to give you
some helpful tips on how to improve your volleying. So,
let’s learn and play. ♪♪ energetic music ♪♪ ♪♪ energetic music ♪♪ ♪♪ energetic music ♪♪
»ANNOUNCER: Pickleball 411 is powered by Hyland’s Leg Cramps,
proud supporter of pickleball players everywhere. »RUSTY: The volley is an extremely important
part of the game of pickleball, and it’s kind of a tricky one to master. So, this week we’re excited
to have one of the top players in the country, Scott Moore, and he’s going to break
down a few key ways that you can improve your volleying. »SCOTT: Hi, I’m Scott Moore, and
we’re here at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, CO. Today
we’re going to talk about 3 common mistakes people make when they’re
volleying. ♪♪ upbeat music ♪♪ A volley is when
you hit the ball out of the air without letting it
bounce first. Most commonly we volley when we’re at the kitchen line,
close to the net, and we’re pushing through the ball with kind of a
half swing or push through the ball. As I mentioned, there are three common
mistakes that people tend to make when they’re volleying.
♪♪ upbeat music ♪♪ The first is to hit it
too hard when the ball comes to you low.
When that happens, three things can occur. The first
is that you hit the ball into the net. ♪♪ upbeat music ♪♪
The second is that you hit it long. ♪♪ upbeat music ♪♪ And the third is that you hit
it right into your opponent’s strike zone, and prepare yourself
to eat a pickleball. ♪♪ upbeat music ♪♪ The second common mistake is
to allow the ball to get too close to your body. If you allow the
ball to get too close to your body, you lose the good angle of being able
to hit down on it, and you also give your opponent more time to react.
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And the third mistake is to allow yourself to
get pushed back off of the kitchen line and begin to retreat during a
volley exchange, thereby giving your opponents better angles to hit
at your feet and more time to react. To prevent that from happening to you,
you need to make sure you hold your ground, and do not retreat when
you’re in a volley exchange. ♪♪ upbeat music ♪♪ ♪♪ upbeat music ♪♪ So just keep in mind those three things,
and you definitely will improve your volley. »RUSTY: So, that’s your
Pickleball 411 for today. Thank you so much to Scott for his great insights on volleying.
We really do hope this has been helpful, and now there’s only one
thing left to do, and that’s go play! ♪♪ energetic music ♪♪
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Comments (27)

  1. A great reminder to hold the line. Push shot drills will improve eye/hand speed. Have to hold the paddle out in front of you and keep the paddle up!

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  3. Very helpful video. Thanks!

  4. Great instructional thank you! On a production note the sucky music throughout is really distracting and annoying. I want to turn it off or way down, but then I lose out on the valuable commentary.

  5. Take a few lesson in volleying in tennis, then your Pickleball volleying will improve greatly! There are a few volleying habits in Pickleball, that can't get away with in tennis.

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  7. kid's program music is silly and condescending….amateurs

  8. Good information but a full minute of fluff before any information is just too long. Really tedious.

  9. Yes, KILL the music. Instructions are great!

  10. the music makes me vomit

  11. Very informative. Thanks

  12. Is there a video for mistakes when serving?

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  14. There is a guy that shows up for rec games that always backs up. We bought him a Michael Jackson sequined glove.




  18. This looks like a very one dimensional game. I would be going to net all the time! Paddle or POP tennis appears to offer more. I am saying this because I am looking to transfer from playing tennis for many years to one of these sports. Of course, I will probably get both racquets but it looks like I would enjoy paddle or pop tennis better.


  20. What is this sport even? A hybrid between table tennis and tennis? Wtf????

  21. Thanks! Very helpful.

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  22. OMG! Stop with that STUPID MUSIC!!! So STUUUUUUPID! Instructions were good.

  23. One of the instructors here was flat footed… I'm a tennis player we never want to b flatfooted… but is ok in Pickleball? Thank you!

  24. Please lose this DUMB music. Otherwise great video.

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