How To Serve A Pickleball Like A Pro: 4 Essential Steps You Should Know

Introduction

Pickleball is a fun game that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. It’s gaining popularity in the United States and around the world for its fast-paced action and easy-to-learn rules. But if you want to master the game, one of the most important skills you need to learn is how to serve correctly. Here’s what you need to know about serving a pickleball.

Grip

When it comes to serving in pickleball, your grip is key. For both forehand and backhand serves, use an “open” grip—this means your thumb will be on top of the paddle and your fingers underneath it. This helps ensure that when you make contact with the ball, it’ll go where you want it to go!

Footwork

Before making contact with the ball, proper footwork must be done first! Make sure that when placing your feet on either side of the baseline or service line (for doubles) they are shoulder width apart with toes pointing forward so all movements can be done quickly yet effectively while maintaining balance throughout them all. You’ll also want to get into position by bending at your waist slightly as this helps maximize power behind each swing while still keeping control over accuracy too!

Contact Point

Now that you have properly placed yourself for optimal performance for a successful serve, let’s talk about where exactly should be making contact with the ball? The ideal place would be directly above waist height from where ever position one finds themselves in; however this depends largely upon individual preference but generally speaking – higher than waist height works best! Keep in mind though: do not hit too low because then there won’t be enough elevation on shot which could result in an easy return shot from opponent(s).

Follow Through
The follow through motion after hitting a serve will depend heavily upon whether or not player has adopted an open stance during their set up or closed stance (closed stance = legs together). Generally speaking though no matter what stance was taken before hitting shot – arms should come across body towards opposite hip/shoulder area as part of finishing motion as this helps provide maximum power behind each swing ensuring more accurate shots every time!

Conclusion

Serving correctly is essential in any sport—especially pickleball! From gripping right paddle handle tightly with open hand up until following through after making contact – mastering artful serves requires practice & patience along way but once mastered rewards are great & games even more enjoyable so don’t give up hope just keep pushing forward towards perfecting those serves today !