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3 Mistakes to Avoid when Volleying: Pickleball 411

November 7, 2019

»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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All you have to do is send us an email and tell us your idea. This episode
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  • Reply DAB520 July 14, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    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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  • Reply Carla Beard August 7, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Very helpful video. Thanks!

  • Reply High Performance Lighting January 10, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    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.

  • Reply FYProduction February 4, 2017 at 8:56 am

    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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  • Reply Dan dog March 24, 2017 at 1:46 pm

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

  • Reply TJ Wash April 13, 2017 at 11:59 pm

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

  • Reply Carrie Mueller April 25, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Yes, KILL the music. Instructions are great!

  • Reply Max7303 May 5, 2017 at 1:51 am

    the music makes me vomit

  • Reply Jean Baillie Silva May 20, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    Very informative. Thanks

  • Reply Millennium Gaming July 19, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Is there a video for mistakes when serving?

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    Upgrade to padel. Google world padel tour

  • Reply Mike Rocheleau November 5, 2017 at 2:41 pm

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

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  • Reply Ryan Zeke February 25, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Dick H. Good tips

  • Reply kashif white April 6, 2018 at 2:11 am

  • Reply Diego Curt June 8, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    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.

  • Reply Jason Khan July 23, 2018 at 2:23 am

    Nice tips!

  • Reply Lyrics September 15, 2018 at 3:20 pm

  • Reply CasualChilliBoy December 10, 2018 at 2:02 pm

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

  • Reply John Matthews December 17, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    Thanks! Very helpful.

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  • Reply girlart9 January 7, 2019 at 5:56 am

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

  • Reply Adriana Gibson January 12, 2019 at 1:58 am

    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!

  • Reply girlart9 January 30, 2019 at 5:43 am

    Please lose this DUMB music. Otherwise great video.

  • Reply ahmad kandil April 23, 2019 at 1:39 am

    Pickleball as you never seen before

  • Reply Dylan Jonah September 8, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    I love how this video includes chill yet soft/not too loud music and consists of great tips with specific explanations. Keep up the good work!

  • Reply Judy Rambaud September 17, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    how different is pickle ball from tennis

  • Reply wurtzi1221 October 8, 2019 at 2:41 am

    Great tips!

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