Day 1–Paddles, Jolt, Drops, Drives, and the Kitchen? These subjects are the questions our viewers ask most.
What’s the best 3rd shot, and why? Nicole Havlicek tackles the great 3rd shot debate. Paddle Geek Brandon Swanson owns more than 140 paddles, and he’ll tell you how to pick the best one for you. Drew Evans, Pickleball Librarian, shares the must-have gear that’s missing from your pickleball bag. Laura Fenton Kovanda shares the kitchen movement strategies that have made her a 4x U.S. Open Champ.
Welcome and Introductions
2020-03-24T18:00:00Z → 2020-03-24T18:05:00Z
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The Modern 3rd Shot-Drops, Drives and Beyond
2020-03-23T19:05:00Z → 2020-03-23T19:35:00Z
It used to be all about the drop, but that simply isn’t true anymore. Do you need to have a good drop? Yes, absolutely! The drop will likely always be an important part of the game. But there is a lot more to consider than the age-old advice of “Always Drop The 3rd Shot”. If you want to evolve along with the game and stay competitive out on the courts, then this presentation is for you. Check it out…
How to Select the Right Paddle for YOU
2020-03-23T19:40:00Z → 2020-03-23T20:10:00Z
The pickleball world knows Brandon as the Paddle Geek and for his equipment reviews on Facebook and YouTube. He’s also a coach, aspiring pro player, professional commentator, and founder of Pickleball Underground, which is a group dedicated to highlighting the best acts of kindness and advocacy in our sport.
Essential Pickleball Gear You Don’t Know You NEED
2020-03-23T20:15:00Z → 2020-03-23T20:45:00Z
Drew Evans is the Pickleball Librarian
Drew Evans is the founder of the Pickleball Librarian team. He was a librarian at Kansas State University and Washburn Law. He has been publishing reviews since the eighties and reviewed books and videos for various library associations. In addition to playing multiple sports, Drew is a member of the U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame and owner of Hokkien Martial Arts.
Line to Line–The Best Way to Get to the Kitchen
2020-03-23T20:50:00Z → 2020-03-23T21:20:00Z
Laura Fenton Kovanda at World Team Pickleball
Find out from 4-time U.S. Open Champion, Laura Fenton Kovanda, the best ways to get to the kitchen line based on the term “It Depends!” And what exactly does it mean to be the “off” person and “square up” to your opponents?