Using YouTube to Improve Your Play

From Joel Shaber, our Treasure Valley resident pickleball strategist:

“Watching instructional videos and high level matches on YouTube is a good way to improve your understanding of pickleball.”

youtubeIt’s surprising how much one can learn from watching pickleball being played. And YouTube has so many pickleball videos that it can be a bit overwhelming to navigate.

Joel has done some research and hand picked the following videos to help Boise Pickleball Club players improve their game.

He has chosen videos that cover two areas: instructional videos and match play.

  • Watch the instructional videos to see how to work on specific shots and skills.
  • Watch the match play videos to see how highly skilled players execute the shots and skills demonstrated in the instructional videos.

Grab some popcorn and then click on the links to open the YouTube videos.

Instructional Videos:

Doubles Pickleball Strategy 101 – How to Play Smart Pickleball (29 minutes)

Pickleball 411: Improve Your Game with the Soft Return (4 minutes)

Pickleball 411: Third Shot Drill (4 minutes)

Doubles Pickleball Strategy 201 – Dinking Strategy (11 minutes)

Doubles Pickleball Strategy 102 – Smart Pickleball Vol. 2, Power (9 minutes)

High Level Match Play:

2015.09.11 – Moore, Daniel – Staub, Matt vs Juergens, Jay – Hudachko, Peter (8 minutes)

Nationals WD Ansboury / LeMaster vs Carr / Jardim (34 minutes)

Villages Pickleball Exhibition Gabrielsen and Elliot vs. Miller and Staub (6 minutes)

U.S. Open Pickleball Championships – Men’s Doubles 4.5 (6 minutes)

Encinitas Pickleball Grand Prix Men’s 5.0 Final Game 3 (11 minutes)