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    Pickleball: Options from Straight Across Dinking, Deb Harrison
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    Published on Dec 1, 2016
    Options from Straight Across Dinking

    I just released a new episode "Options from Straight Across Dinking". This video emphasizes the need for players to NOT be predictable and have options from the dink game. Options demonstrated include: moving opponents out of their comfort zone, the "Ernie" Shot, the flick lob and changing the pace. Try these drills yourself, practice them, then try to utilize them in game play. The more options you have, the more unpredictable you can become!

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    This series is provided by Deb Harrison of The Villages, FL. Deb has taught pickleball for ten years and was voted Pickleball Athlete of the Decade having won 15 Gold Medals in the Florida State Senior Games over a ten year period.

    She has competed and medaled in the USAPA National Tournament in Buckeye AND Casa Grande Arizona: * Gold Medalist Mixed Age * Silver Medalist Women's Doubles Open * Gold Medalist Women's Singles Age

    She has also participated in the Huntsmen World Senior Games in St George, Utah winning a total of 12 medals in the last four years including: * Women's Doubles * Women's Doubles 5.0 Skill Level * Singles, and * Mixed Doubles

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    Pickleball: "RE-release of 3rd Shot Drop Defense from Even Court", Deb Harrison
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    Published on Dec 2, 2016
    I just released a new episode "RE-Release of 3rd Shot Drop Defense from Even Court".

    NOTE: this episode was previously posted but had the WRONG video attached to it. THIS is the CORRECT video from the EVEN court.

    My Nov 1, 2016 episode focused on the ODD court and this one is from the EVEN court (stackers take note). This video emphasizes the need for players to develop the ability to do more than just "keep 'em back". Forehands & backhands to right, middle and left are shown with a variety of paddle control techniques to defend against good 3rd shot drops. Emphasis is on hitting "spaces, at their feet, and at the line of doubt". Being WISE & PURPOSEFUL is important to get them off balance and confused! Try these drills yourself, practice them then try to utilize them in game play. The more options you have, the more unpredictable you can become!

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    This series is provided by Deb Harrison of The Villages, FL. Deb has taught pickleball for ten years and was voted Pickleball Athlete of the Decade having won 15 Gold Medals in the Florida State Senior Games over a ten year period.

    She has competed and medaled in the USAPA National Tournament in Buckeye Arizona: * Gold Medalist Mixed Age * Silver Medalist Women's Doubles Open * Gold Medalist Women's Singles Age

    She has also participated in the Huntsmen World Senior Games in St George, Utah winning a total of 12 medals in the last four years including: * Women's Doubles * Women's Doubles 5.0 Skill Level * Singles, and * Mixed Doubles

    I am available for private and group lessons in The Villages, or at your home court. Contact me at picklepongdeb@gmail.com

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    Defend Against Hard Hitters by Taking Pace off the Ball - Pickleball 411
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    Published on Dec 1, 2016
    What do you do when your opponent starts blasting balls at you and you’re stuck playing defense, barely keeping your head above water? There’s actually a way you can take those hard hit balls and slow them down, making your opponent play YOUR game. Hear from 5.0 player Scott Moore as he talks about a helpful strategy he uses to slow the ball down and reset the point. In this episode of Pickleball 411, Scott lays out why this technique is helpful, how to do it, and even gives a drill to practice this skill with your partner. This is a great, quick video that can make a difference in your pickleball strategy.

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    Andy Roddick Plays Pickleball for the First Time!
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    Published on Dec 5, 2016
    PICKLEBALL NEWS UPDATE - VIDEO - Andy Roddick played #pickleball for the first time at a fundraiser for his charity organization, the Andy Roddick Foundation. Supported by the ASK Charitable Foundation, funds were raised to enrich the lives of chidren outside the classroom. Amer Delić, friend of Andy's and tennis pro, as well as top pickleball players from around the country came to support the event and introduce this great sport to those in attendance. WATCH this Pickleball News Update now to hear the whole story.
     
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    Men’s Doubles 50-54 Gold Medal Match from the 2016 Huntsman World Senior Games
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    Published on Dec 9, 2016
    It’s a fight to the gold with some great competition, long rallies and fast volley exchanges. Check out Perry Atkinson and J.T. Schultz take on Stephen Cole and Rob Schmidt in this fun match-up from the Huntsman World Senior Games Men’s Doubles 50-54 Gold Medal Match. This is a great example of teamwork and how patience can pull your team ahead.

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    Men’s Doubles 55-59A Gold Medal Match from the 2016 Huntsman World Senior Games
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    Published on Dec 9, 2016
    Check out this high energy match from the Huntsman World Senior Games Men’s Doubles Gold Medal Match in the 55-59A category. Watch Jim Hackenberg and Scott Lennan take on Ian Dickson and Doug Koch as they fight for the gold medal in two fun games. They’ve got some exciting and long rallies that showcase the pickleball skills all four players possess.

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    Vicki Love and Sam Berg Vs Mary Barsaleau and Tiny Halligan
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    Published on Dec 12, 2016
    Shadow Mountain Pickleball Challenge.. Mixed Skill action with commentary from yours truly.
     
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    Exciting Pickleball Action from USAPA Nationals Juniors Division
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    Published on Dec 29, 2016
    Overheads, volleys and even around-the-post shots!! A new generation of pickleball players is evolving the sport of pickleball. And let me tell you, these kids are good! Check out this video from USAPA Nationals VIII where some impressive gameplay happened in the juniors division - and you get a front row seat to all the excitement! The play is fun with some impressive shots, and even the Pros got involved. We’ve also included some slow mo so you can really see these kids in action. It’s an exciting time for pickleball and the growth of this sport we all love so much.

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    Breathtaking Aerials of SunRiver Pickleball Complex
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    Published on Dec 22, 2016
    Get ready to see pickleball played from the sky! You don’t want to miss these gorgeous aerial shots of athletes playing pickleball at the SunRiver St.George Pickleball Complex in St. George, UT. This beautiful new facility was a featured venue for the Huntsman World Senior Games pickleball tournament. You might have thought these courts were stunning from the ground, but you ain’t seen nothin’ yet! Check out the spectacular views and unique perspective offered only when you soar above the action.

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    Pickleball and Fitness
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    Published on Dec 26, 2016
    This is a routine I use for not only strength and conditioning but balance, paddle control, movement, weight transfer and more.
    For more information check out www.sarahansboury.com
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    Pickleball: "Simone Shuffle Smash", Deb Harrison
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    Published on Jan 1, 2017
    We just released a new episode "Simone Shuffle Smash". This shot is from Simone Jardim. This skill is designed to thwart a short lob or catch it before it can get behind you. The steps include: 1 - Turn to TROPHY position, 2 - shuffle to get behind the ball, 3 - Hi 5 (reach hi to the ball) 4 - Snap down and hit ball middle of court. This can make you less susceptible to lobbers and add another skill to your "bag of tricks"! As always...it takes practice to react quickly during a match so you can use this or any other skill.

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    Third Shot Drop Solo Drill
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    Published on Jan 4, 2017
    In Pickleball, the third shot drop is important against good volleyers. Mark Renneson shows you one way you can work on it all by yourself.
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    Pickleball Myth: Third Shot Drop
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    Published on Jan 14, 2017
    In pickleball, the third shot drop is important. But that doesn't mean it's your only choice! In this video, Third Shot Pickleball coach Mark Renneson highlights how some of the top players avoid the drop in favour of something else.

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    Pickleball: "Nasty Nancy Shots", Deb Harrison
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    Published on Jan 15, 2017
    We just released a new episode "Nasty Nancy Shots". Here are 3 shots perfected by Deb's Sr Games partner, Nancy Nowak that will take your opponents by surprise and give you a chance at Gold! First is the Cut Drop to the outside off a 3rd shot drop. Second is the bump lob (low trajectory) when in a dinking war. Third is a redirect down the line behind the partner of the cross court dinker. As always...it takes practice to react quickly during a match so you can use this or any other skill.

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    Pickleball: "OFFENSIVE Block Drop from the Transition Zone", Deb Harrison
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    Published on Feb 1, 2017
    We just released a new episode "OFFENSIVE Block Drop from the Transition Zone". It's a more advanced shot that when executed along with the normal "bump up" version can add another surprise weapon to your arsenal. It looks like a "push" in table tennis and is designed to "bite" due to paddle angle at contact to go downward toward your opponents' feet in hopes they will pop it up so you can put it away! As always...it takes practice to react quickly during a match so you can use this or any other skill.

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    Amazing Final Point of the Women’s Doubles 50+ Gold Medal Match - Grand Canyon State Games 2016
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    Published on Feb 16, 2017
    Check out one of Pickleball Channel’s most popular Facebook videos! With over 26,000 views and 1,547 shares, this final point from the Women’s Doubles 50+ Gold Medal Match between Alex Hamner & Jennifer Lucore against Mona Burnett & Bonnie Williams at Grand Canyon State Games last year is jaw-dropping! The gold medal match itself was pretty spectacular, going to FOUR games, and this point clinched the win! When we posted this during Grand Canyon State Games in 2016, the buzz was immediate. There’s always great play at Grand Canyon State Games, so watch this fun point and get excited about the tournament coming up later this month!

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    Pickleball: "Stacking", Deb Harrison
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    Published on Mar 1, 2017
    We just released a new episode "Stacking". When a leftie and rightie play it's often advantageous to keep both their forehands in the middle. Stacking involves switching positions using a partial stack (only when your team is serving) or a full stack (switching when both serving and receiving). There are also disadvantages which we address. One very important thing is that you HAVE to be able to keep score and know what side to be on. If you can't, do NOT stack! Stacking can also be used to keep the stronger forehand of rightie/rightie or leftie/leftie team in the middle. It can also be done to change things up to cause confusion or a change of pace. As always...it takes practice to react quickly during a match so you can use this or any other strategy.

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    Mixed Doubles 19+ Gold Medal Match from Grand Canyon State Games 2017
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    Published on Mar 9, 2017
    Check out this fun match-up between Gigi LeMaster and Brian Ashworth against Sarah Ansboury and Dave Weinbach in the Mixed Doubles 19+ Gold Medal Match from Grand Canyon State Games. There are some incredibly long rallies and very impressive game play, including Dave Weinbach’s flashy behind-the-back return! Enjoy this peek into the tournament, and look out for more great videos coming up from Grand Canyon State Games only on Pickleball Channel!

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    Pickleball: "Options Off Tough Backhand Dink", Deb Harrison
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    Published on Mar 15, 2017
    We just released a new episode "Options Off a Tough Backhand Dink". When dinking like the pros diagonally backhand to backhand, sometimes your opponent moves you to the outside and looks like you are beaten...BUT here are FOUR options when that happens: 1=nearest point of relief 2= bump lob 3= poke hard down the middle and 4= around the post. As always...it takes practice to react quickly during a match so you can use this or any other strategy.

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    Up Close, Beautiful Pickleball from Grand Canyon State Games
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    Published on Mar 16, 2017
    Everyone likes to see good pickleball. So check out this overview from the pickleball tournament at Grand Canyon State Games this year. You’ll see some good technique that you can incorporate into your own game. And, if you were there, you just might see yourself on the court! Held yearly at the Pueblo El Mirage Golf and RV Resort, it’s always an exciting event, and Pickleball Channel loved being in the middle of the action. Feel like you’re back on the court with plenty of close ups of the plays including some amazing slow motion shots. This video will make you want to go next year!

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    Pickleball Serving: Is It Legal?
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    Published on Mar 17, 2017
    Pickleball serves have to follow some pretty specific rules. You be the judge to see if you can tell which serves are good and which break the law.

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    Gold Medalists’ Secret to Winning Consistently in Pickleball - Winning Tip
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    Published on Mar 24, 2017
    It’s true. Dave Weinbach, along with Kyle Yates, actually gives his secret as to why he consistently wins at pickleball! Watch this video and hear his tip on what to work on during your practice sessions. Plus hear from Kyle as he and Dave talk about their battle against amazing 5.0 players Matt Staub and Aspen Kern in the 5.0 19+ Men’s Skill Doubles at Grand Canyon State Games this year. The field is tough and this game was intense!

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    Gold Medal Match from the 5.0 19+ Men’s Skill Doubles at Grand Canyon State Games 2017
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    Published on Mar 24, 2017
    What a battle! Get ready for some ridiculously long rallies right from the top in this gold medal match from the 5.0 19+ Men’s Skill Doubles at Grand Canyon State Games this year. Check out Matt Staub and Aspen Kern as they gun for US Open champs Dave Weinbach and Kyle Yates in a spectacular match that goes into a third tie breaker game. It’s a fight to the end and neither team gives the other an easy ride. It’s a great study of skill, stamina and patience. Believe me, you don’t want to miss this one!

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    Fitness Fun Friday with Michelle & Tammy - PicketBall
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    Published on Mar 24, 2017
    It is Fitness Fun Friday with Michelle & Tammy. This week we are featuring PickleBall!

    Pickleball is the perfect combination of cardio and hand-eye coordination training. It’s flexible to anyone’s fitness abilities and can be as leisurely or fast-paced as you desire. Want an intensified cardio workout? Play a singles match! Although a pickleball court is smaller than a tennis court, you’ll still get a challenging workout as you run sideline to sideline. If you’re looking for a more mild form of exercise, grab three friends and play doubles. With a partner, you only have to cover half the court!

    You can also choose the pace of the game by adapting the delivery of the ball. Instead of playing with the goal to beat your partner, try to see how many hits you can get in a row. This changes the focus of the game to a cooperative challenge.

    Thanks to the design of the ball, a plastic whiffle ball, it’s difficult to predict where the ball will go. Watching the ball requires focused attention to the game, which in turn keeps the mind alert and stimulated. The Institute for the Study of Aging reports that, “Remaining socially engaged, continuing life-long learning, and engaging in activities… stimulate the brain, build cognitive reserve, and promote cognitive vitality”

    Pickleball may have a funny name, but its’ health benefits are nothing to laugh at. With the possibility of improving both your body and your mind, pickleball is a game that anyone can play for a lifetime of fun and health.

    BOOSTS MOOD, MENTAL HEALTH

    Numerous organizations tout pickleball's fun factor, including the USA Pickleball Association, the AARP and others. The elevated mood you receive from pickleball and other regular exercise has several benefits, MayoClinic.com notes. The brain chemicals you stimulate during exercise can make you more relaxed and happier, and stave off depression. Your self-esteem and confidence also get a boost, as you'll look and feel better than you would had your only fun been sitting on a couch watching TV.

    BURNS CALORIES, MAINTAINS WEIGHT

    Moving around the court in pickleball also burns calories, which can help control your weight. Since pickleball is a hybrid between tennis and badminton, you can estimate its calorie burning potential for one hour worth of play. Playing an hour of tennis burns off about 500 calories for a 150-lb. person, while that same person burns off about 320 calories during an hour of badminton, Diet and Fitness Today reports. Put pickleball somewhere in the middle.

    LOW IMPACT, LOW RISK

    Although you're burning calories and boosting your mood, you are not putting yourself --- or your joints --- at high risk, according to Pickleball Canada. The Wiffle ball is fairly slow-moving and much lighter than its tennis ball cousin or its racquetball distant cousin. Even if you do get hit with it, you won't suffer the same severity of injury of a denser and faster ball. The courts are also about half the size of a tennis court, which means less running around than tennis, another factor that keeps the intensity low.

    OTHER HEALTH BENEFITS

    Pickleball specifically works on your balance and agility while it also offers the same benefits of other regular exercise. These include reducing your risk of heart attack and chronic disease, toning your muscles and increasing your energy.

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    Duel in the Desert, Casa Grande Pickleball Women's 3 0
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    Published on Mar 24, 2017
    3-2-17 Great match between eventual gold medalists Bev and Krista VS eventual bronze medalists Cheryl and Suzanne.
     
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    Pickleball How They Did It: Drop Volley
    Third Shot Sports



    Published on Mar 23, 2017
    Morgan Evans has some sweet touch around the net. In this video, Third Shot Pickleball coach Mark Renneson breaks down the mechanics behind his great drop volley.

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