Pickleball Fundamentals

Pickleball Fundamentals

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Human Kinetics

Fast, fun, and competitive: Simply step onto the court and it will be clear why pickleball is booming in popularity.

Pickleball Fundamentals is the first book written and endorsed by the USA Pickleball Association. It will teach you the basics of the sport so that you can join the fun on the court right away.

Learn proper execution of the sport’s essential skills and tactics. All the shots—groundstroke, serve and return, volley, dink, lob, overhead smash, and drop—provide a base for solid technique.

More than 40 drills and gamelike activities will speed your learning while improving performance. You’ll also find competitive tactics for various scenarios and strategies for both singles and doubles play.

So whether you are new to the sport or one of the growing number of pickleball fanatics, Pickleball Fundamentals is the best way to master the basics and compete with confidence.

Pickleball Fundamentals offers detailed descriptions, drills, gamelike activities, and photos so readers can quickly master the sport’s essential techniques: groundstroke, serve and return, volley, dink shot, overhead smash, lob, and drop shot.

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Littlewood of the USA Pickleball Association presents this ground-up guide to the sport. The introduction begins by describing the court, equipment, rules, and etiquette. The body of the book discusses warmup, stretching, ball control, and stroke technique, followed by specific types of shots including serve, return, volley, dink, lob, overhead smash, and drop shot. The ending chapters discuss mental strategy and doubles vs. singles. Each chapter is organized with basic explanations of the material, elaborations and alternatives, instruction on initial practice, and drilling to improve the skill. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

Publisher: Champaign, IL :, Human Kinetics,, [2015]
ISBN: 9781492504139
Characteristics: xv, 159 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm


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