Basics – Volleys


  1. A ball hit in the air before it bounces onto the court during a rally.
  2. It is often used when at the NVZ line to return a ball hit hard and low over the net.
  3. May be hit forehand or backhand; backhand is more common.
  4. No backswing — hit in a blocking motion with the paddle face square (vertical) to “push” the ball over the net.
  5. Hit away from your opponent to make him/her reach.
  6. To hit the ball deeper, open the paddle face slightly to give the volley a little more loft.


Pickleball Channel 411 Improving Volleying (Scott Moore)


Pickleball Basics


a: Rules Summary

          b: Scoring & Position

   c: Serving

  d: Return of Serve

   e: Dinks

   f: Drop Shots

   g: Groundstrokes

   h: Volleys

   i: Lobs

   j: Overhead Smash

   k: Judging a Ball ‘In’ or ‘Out’

   l: Tips for New Players

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