2nd toughest shot in pickleball?

I’m guessing that most people would agree the toughest shot in pickleball is the drop shot. (if you don’t agree put it in your response)

What would you consider the next hardest shot in pickleball?

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I often like to joke around by saying the toughest shot in pickleball is actually not hitting the ball at all. :rofl:

I know it’s not really a “shot” but I’d bet the average number of points given up from hitting out balls is crazy high. That’s why I think it’s so important to always practice, drill and warm up with the strategy of not hitting out balls. Just like training the touch of a third shot drop, you need to train the eye to “LET THE OUT BALLS FLY.”

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Currently my toughest shot is the ernie, as that is what I’m working on adding to my game. But totally agree overall the drop shot is most liekly the hardest to be consistent with.

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I agree completely! I have the hardest time letting some balls get past me. It’s the worst feeling when you let one go and it lands just inside the baseline :sweat_smile:

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I love the comments and letting out balls go is important. What about the reset shot? Where does that rate in terms of difficulty?

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It stinks when that happens but I think that for everyone that lands in most people chase at least 5 that are out.

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The “rest shot” — I’ve never heard of that; could you elaborate?

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@kkloecPB I’ll bet she meant “Reset shot”

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Fast fingers. I meant reset shot. LOL!

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So true one of my biggest mistakes

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I think resetting is hard also because sometimes the fast game gets the best of any player and slowing it down and gaining control again is harder then it looks.

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Reset shot. Its counterintuitive. Most of us love hitting that ball hard and fast and when it comes back we figure to hit it hard to the same place. Changing the pace and the direction can be difficult. When we change pace we fail to get it over the net or softly set them up for a smash. Changing direction can mean over compensating and hitting it wide. The lob ranks high because its usually over used and unsuccessfully done.

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For me, it’s got to be the lob, especially when playing with wind.

Do it a little too steep and it’s smashed back in your face, do it a little too high and it’s smashed at your feet, do it too short and get ready to be assaulted, and do it too long and you just ended the point period.

By this, I don’t mean that the “lob” is hard, I mean getting it to where it’s effective whenever you pull it out of the bag. I know this sounds kind of dumb or silly, but the last thing you want is to attempt this shot and have something go wrong, because it’s like giving a batter a slow ball right down the middle…

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