Guides

Below you’ll find our pickleball guides, tips and strategies.  If you are a beginner you’ll find tips about getting started, clarification on rules and tips like this one to improve your pickleball serve or others on keeping your paddle in “Ready Position”, improving your dink or playing the fast game against better players. If you need a few quick tips to get started check out these 7 Beginner Pickleball Tips. Got more time? See our List of 77 Quick Tips to improve your pickleball skills that you’ll find below.

We also have buyers guide for selecting the best pickleball gear for every budget. Our most popular equipment guides for readers that are new to pickleball or experienced players shopping for new gear are our Pickleball Paddle Buyers Guide and this guide: How to pick good pair of Pickleball Shoes for indoor or outdoor pickleball.

For intermediate and advanced players we have advice on doubles pickleball strategy as well as singles pickleball tips. If you are looking to upgrade your paddle a pro level paddles you may want to check out our New Pickleball Paddles page where we track the latest and greatest new paddles that major pickleball brands have recently released.

We continue to add other quick tips as well as more detailed articles to help you with other aspects of your game. If there is a topic that you’d like us to cover please let us know.

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7 Simple Pickleball Tips & Strategies To Quickly Improve Your Game

1)  Always Be In Ready Position Next time you are out playing pickleball - STOP and analyze your body position.  Are you flat-footed? Is your paddle at your side? Are your feet positioned so you can quickly move to reach the next shot? It's easy to relax between shots or ...
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The Biggest List Of Funny Pickleball Teams Names

I've had quite a few laughs while reading down the list of team names at my local pickleball tournament. I have to say, some players really do come up with hilarious names for their pickleball teams.  Although a lot of them are funny and some maybe even border on crude ...
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Pickleball lingo

Pickleball Terms & Definitions | Complete Glossary of Terminology

If you've just started playing pickleball you may be confused by some of the funny terminology used in the sport. We've compiled a complete list o lingo used in pickleball - including terms use to describe the court, equipment, scoring and other slang you might hear while playing the game ...
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Pickleball FAQs

Pickleball FAQs: All About Pickleball & Answers to Common Questions

Below you'll find a list of some of the most common questions we get about the sport of Pickleball including basic rules, court dimensions, the history of Pickleball, player demographics and much more. If there are any questions we haven't answered please let us know so that we can add ...
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UV protection playing outdoor pickleball

Skin Cancer and Outdoor Sports: Don’t Get Burned Playing Pickleball in the Sun

Although this site is all about having fun playing pickleball, we wanted to take a few moments to talk about a more serious topic.  Now that summer is officially here, with that comes a longer, sunny days and more hours playing pickleball under the sun. In the past few years, ...
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Pickleball Fast Game Strategy

Pickleball Strategy: Quick Ways to Improve Your Fast Game

One of the most intimidating parts of pickleball for many new players is the "fast game".  For many beginner pickleball players, the sport consists of a mostly slow, dink shots and a control game and many points are won a slow volley. When new players come up against more aggressive ...
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3 Pickleball Paddle Positioning Strategies To Quickly Improve Your Game

Proper paddle position is a key skill in pickleball. Having your paddle in a good "Ready Position" can reduce the time it takes you to perform your return shot and reduce your percentage of errors. Whether we get tired or lazy, it's easy to let your paddle drop to your ...
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Where to play Pickleball in the UK

Where to Play Pickleball in the UK

Pickleball was invented in Washington state (USA) in 1965 and has gained popularity especially in the last decade leading it to become the fastest growing sport in the US. It's especially popular among 55+ age group and retirees in part because of the social and health benefits. It's also relatively ...
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How to Correctly Replace Pickleball Paddle Grip

If you are here, you most likely know that many elements of pickleball came from tennis (as well as badminton and ping pong).  One of the questions we often get is how to correctly regrip a pickleball paddle and many people ask if 1) a tennis grip can be used ...
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