A serve is a shot that scores. It's not a volley or a groundstroke. just serve. There are many ways you can serve.
- Tennis ball
Shame on pickleball's stye. A shot that is hit into the air over the opponent's head. Make your opponent spin quickly to get the ball back. A sudden change of pace can embarrass your opponent and increase the chance of making a mistake. This shot is mainly used for one reason. Help reset your cadence. If your opponent keeps hitting the ball at you. And you can't slow down. A tennis ball can help reset all of this. Looting the ball into the backcourt causes opponents to run away from the net. You get a net instead. You don't want to do this too often. Because too short a lull can result in them knocking back at you. Or you can fall easily if you are still for too long
An overcourt dunk is simply a dunk shot from one side of the court to the other side of the opponent's court.
Court jumping is one of the most ruthless shots in pickleball. It's also one of the most frustrating shots in pickleball because it's so difficult to master, but learning how to return it across the court is key.
The key here is understanding distance. A straight pit is shorter than a pit that crosses the pitch. At least twice as long. This means it takes more force to get to that point.
A drive is a simple groundstroke or volley that is hit or approached as hard as possible. Its momentum must be strong, fast and unstoppable. Driving is good for people with upper body strength. However, it will be very difficult for those who are not strong. The drive should be used as a tool, not as a regular shot. If you see empty space on the court or an opponent is running towards you, charging into one of these positions can be very effective.
- Block Shot
In pickleball, a block shot is used to block a third or regular shot that gives the opponent an advantage. It's easy to get confused if your opponent is shooting you hard. However, block shots help.
Block shots are also a great way to slow down the game so your opponents aren't at a disadvantage.