Tag: Relishing Pickleball

Relishing Pickleball: The Overhead Smash

David Zapatka When your opponent hits the ball high in the air, above your shoulders, think overhead smash! The smash is one of the most fun shots in all of pickleball. It ends rallies with an exclamation point. Execute this fun, rally-ending shot, using these seven steps. 1. Use many small steps to position your…

Relishing Pickleball: Pickleball Bangers

David Zapatka Are you getting tired of playing the bangers? They have one strategy, hit the ball as hard as they can. They rarely hit third shot drop shots. What can you do? There are two options. The first is the punch volley, a volley hit hard and deep. The second is the soft volley,…

Relishing Pickleball

David Zapatka, USAPA rating committee member Reader, friend, fellow Robson resident and Cottonwood Pickleball President Irene D’Alosio asked questions about balls, paddles and club policies. Since these questions seem to be on the minds of residents, I’m sharing them with our Relishing Pickleball audience. Many people have been under the impression that the USAPA/IFP list…

Relishing Pickleball

  David Zapatka, USAPA rating committee member The USAPA has launched its official tournament rating system powered by PickleballTournaments.com. The new rating system will benefit pickleball tournament directors and competitive players, enhancing the sport’s growth and development. Tournament directors will be able to create optimally balanced brackets for all their events, and tournament players will…