Pickleball 3.0 Videos

New to the game of pickleball? Browse our library of pickleball 3.0 videos, specifically curated for beginner pickleball players.

3 Tips Every 3.0 Pickleball Player NEEDS to Know!

One of the areas that I love teaching the most is in the 3.0 area. I love working with these players because there’s a lot they don’t know and their face lights…

Pickleball Basic Slice Return of Serve

Simone Jardim and Dekel Bar go over Dekel’s preferred method of returning the pickleball serve, using a slice.

Pickleball Forehand Topspin Groundstrokes

Simone Jardim is back with Phil Metz to show us the 5 step process for proper form for forehand topspin groundstrokes.

Attack in Pickleball When You See THIS, Not That!

Are you attacking too soon? Not soon enough? Not sure? In this video, you’ll learn exactly which ball to attack vs. which one to dink or reset and why for maximum success…

#1 Pickleball Forehand Strategy Mistake…Do THIS Instead!

Are you making this HUGE pickleball forehand strategy mistake? Many players are and they aren’t even aware of it. They lose point after point without ever knowing that…

The #1 Shot Advanced Players Have That Others Don’t

Want to be an advanced player? This is the key shot that separates the best from the rest. You must master this shot in order to be a high level player…

Top 10 Most Common Intermediate Pickleball Mistakes and How to Fix Them!

A while back I published a video looking at the top 10 most common beginner pickleball mistakes. The video did very well, so I thought I would follow up with an…

The One Pickleball Skill You Need to Defeat Bangers

Have you ever played pickleball with someone that only hit the ball hard? Have you just wanted to quit because of it? I know, it’s frustrating. Attempting to deal…

Pickleball Blocking: 5 Keys to Defending a Hard Hitter (or Beating the Banger!)

Effective pickleball blocking is imperative for defending a hard-hit shot or a pickleball banger. These 5 pickleball blocking techniques will help you neutralize the hard shot.

5 Ways To Use “Backing Up” As A Smart Pickleball Strategy

Should you always get up to the non-volley zone (NVZ) line and stay there? Definitely not! Here are 5 scenarios when you are better off stepping back rather than staying up at the line.

Got The Pickleball Pop-ups? These 3 Tips Will Put Them to Rest!

Popping up the ball is the worst thing in the world in pickleball. We hate seeing our partners run for cover then pegged in the back because we popped one up for our…

Top 5 Most Common Dinking Mistakes in Pickleball and How to Fix Them

As you advanced in pickleball, you’ll come across more and more games where dinking rallies become the norm. In these games, dinking becomes the most common shot…

7 Tips Every Advanced Beginner Pickleball Player Needs to Know!

Are you in between that beginner and intermediate period? Then this is the perfect video for you. I’ll take you through 7 big tips I have to get you to the next level and enjoy…

#1 Most Overlooked Pickleball Shot That Is Killing Your Pickleball Game

What is the most overlooked yet critical shot in all of pickleball? We’ll reveal it in this video along with how to master it. And no, it’s not the 3rd shot…

My Top Strategies to Improve Your Pickleball Defense | Improve your Pickleball Game

In this video we discuss the three angles in a pickleball point, rank the angles, and go over the optimal angle coverage in specific situations. This is part of learning how to play percentage pickleball.

Pickleball 3.0 Articles

Brush up on your pickleball 3.0 knowledge and browse our list of pickleball articles aimed at overviewing strategies and tips for pickleball 3.0 players.

How USA Pickleball Defines Player Skill Ratings

Discover how players skills are ranked and find out your starting point to best improve at the level that best suits your current skill


Getting to 3.0

Level 3.0 is the first level of Intermediate play. By this time, you should feel comfortable on the court and with the basic rules of pickleball.


Pickleball Ratings – What is My Pickleball Skill Level?

Pickleball can be stated in layman’s terms such as beginner/intermediate/advanced, but for those wanting to play in tournaments, however, are looking for an actual, two-digit number – one that ranges from 1.0 to 5.5+ to determine one’s skill level and match them up with the proper competitors


Pickleball Skill Levels
Like all sports, in pickleball there are varying pickleball skill levels. The most common ratings you’ll hear about are 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0, however ratings can vary from 1.0 to 5.0, and professional.


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