fter the huge success of a recent article titled “The 10 Mistakes That Paddle Players Make When Playing Paddle”
we decided to add a few more items to the list. That article was was viewed but a couple thousand people. Now we are taking it to the next level and we are telling paddle players the are more than 10 mistakes they make. Do you agree?
- They try to hit winners. Unless your name starts with Johan and ends in du Randt, do no try to hit winners.
- They don’t shift at the net. Your only excuse not to play thirds is if your are 120 years of age. Old school paddle is old. Shifteage!
- They hit forehand volleys. Yeah, they are fun… but not good for paddle.
- They don’t embrace the lob. A lob will hit is the most offensive shot in paddle. Deep and high lobs sets up your offense every time.
- They make too make mistakes. Paddle is a game of errors, don’t make them.
- They volley cross courts. This is not pickeball people! Even if you are a top player, do not hit angles.
- They are stubborn to learn the right way. “This is not how I play!” Why would you continue playing the same way when you keep losing? Who knows…
- They “hit” their volleys. Unless your name begins with Jared and ends with Palmer, do no try to hit your volleys. Simply let the ball come to your paddle.
- They never take lessons. Want to get better? Then take lessons with a USPTA/PPTA certified instructor!
- They foot fault and get upset when someone calls them on it. Yes, they do! That is not good sportsmanship and still cheating.