Pickleball fundamentals

Mary L. Littlewood

Book - 2015

Pickleball Fundamentals is the first book written and endorsed by the USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) Readers of Pickleball Fundamentals will find the detailed descriptions and clear photos helpful as they quickly learn to master the sport's essential techniques: the serve and return, the volley, the dink shot, the overhead smash, the lob, and the drop shot. Drills and game-like activities will speed the learning process while improving performance. There are also chapters on competitive... tactics and strategies for doubles or singles play.

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2nd Floor 796.34/Littlewood Due Jul 19, 2022
Handbooks and manuals
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics [2015]
Item Description
"USA Pickleball Association."
Physical Description
xv, 159 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Main Author
Mary L. Littlewood (-)
  • Warming up and stretching
  • Ready position, grips, and ball control
  • Forehand and backhand groundstrokes
  • The serve and return of serve
  • Volley
  • Dink
  • Lob
  • Overhead smash
  • Drop shot
  • Shot selection and the mental game
  • Strategies for doubles and singles play
  • About the USAPA.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

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)

Review by Publisher Summary 2

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.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

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.