Are you attacking this spot on the court to score more points? || Pickleball Scoring
Learn how to move your opponents around to create openings that you can attack. Create attack opportunities and exploit open angles, particularly in the middle of the court.
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You don't want to try and avoid playing off the NVZ line if you can. And if you're on the other side, you want to be able to recognize that you see some open court. And when you see open court there, you want to attack it. If I can get it at your shoelaces, I'm going to go to your shoelaces every single time.
Avoid playing off the non-volley zone line as much as possible. If you get pulled off to hit a ball, that is fine. But then re-establish your position up at the NVZ line as soon as possible. And if you are attacking, find spots between your opponents, particularly when they are off the line. The attack that middle and converts points.
The compact pickleball technique in this video is awesome. Somebody asked me about using the elbow and wrist when you hit. We don't have rods in our wrists and elbows that keep them perfectly out when we're hitting. We're talking about using your shoulder and your big muscles; We're talking about them as the primary drivers.
My elbow and my wrist will move some as I hit because we're human beings and these things move. So you're going to get some movement. We don't want to see the elbow or wrist as the primary driver on most shots.
And there's a question that is being asked: do I always want to stay up or back with my partner? And the answer is yes.
Meaning I don't want to see one player up and one player back. We don't have time to get into the details of this right now, but we call it the islands of despair when we do our classes. And basically, that's the worst of all worlds because it allows one player to get attacked and one player to be kept back.
If your partner gets in trouble and has to go back for a lob or for whatever reason, you go back with your partner and assists. And sometimes what you'll see is you'll see I'll actually go behind my partner, not behind them literally, but like farther back than my partner to see if I can provide some assistance. And in fact, if you watch like Ben and Kyle, Ben Johnson, Kyle Yates, when they play, sometimes you'll see Kyle fade behind Bento basically provide support.
So you want to be involved. You know, you don't want to just be like, OK, that my partner's over there ball getting over there. I guess I'll just stay here. You get back in there, get back in the game, and try and help your partner out of that situation.
And this is a big tournament. They're playing outstanding. But she comes over here, and she's like, you know, am I the right server? What's the score? Right. Very calm. So just take your time. When you're out there, you know, you play a big point. Look, she's bouncing the ball super calm, taking her time before. No rushing. Chill.
Good luck out there.
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