Although I spend a fair amount of time in Utah, I don’t believe I have been on the court with you, and I don’t believe you know me as an instructor, but since Suzee knows me and we both have worked under Sarah Ansboury, I’m happy to give input of a few of my observations. Suzee mentioned some great points, and I will expand on a couple of others.
Starting with the serve- were you serving from that point on the baseline on purpose? or did you just step up subconsciously and serve the ball in play. Pickleball is strategy and chess from the very beginning of the point. You have the ball in your hand, make it count. By serving from a point closer to the center T with a serve that did not put your opponent on defense, you instantly put yourself out of position. If you watch the flight of the service return, you had to reposition yourself back closer to the corner before you attempted your third shot. Every single shot should have a purpose, anticipating what reactions and position on the court you will most likely need from the ball returned by your opponent. If I see someone serving to me from closer to the T, my first thought, forehand or backhand is to hit an aggressive return to the corner. If I am successful, my opponent will be hitting a third, while they are moving to the side or hitting off their back foot, creating an instant opportunity for my partner to cut a ball off and end the point much sooner, or at least keep that deep person back.
You have quick hands, but you are tracking in too far towards the middle and not in a line of your space, which could leave you vulnerable with too much space with the right opponent, who will expose you being out of position with your backhand. You were too comfortable in the middle. There is a point when you use the strategy of covering the middle is off balance from covering the open space on your backhand. They did not expose this.
You had a great lob that pushed your opponent in the corner, and your partner allowed them back in the point by allowing the ball to drop in the kitchen and not taking a volley, hitting the ball right back to the deep person. Thus, your great lob play was not executed to completion. He could have stayed balanced and reached the ball as a volley.
Lastly, around 36 seconds, you let a ball drop in the middle, and took as a forehand dink. You had a nice dink with your forehand in the middle, out in front nicely and pushed it to your opponents forehand in the corner. His returned ball you allowed to bounce back in the middle, instead of anticipating and cutting it off with a backhand volley. You actually made contact with the ball as a dink too far “behind” you, not in front, on your heels a little, and lifted the ball just a little too high, your opponent cut it off as a volley, pushed it crosscourt, they gained control, and the point ended soon after, with you not being close enough to the line, and re-engaging with a backhand volley moving forward. Your body mechanic lifted up on the last shot, not forward and down.
So, my observation was more about court positioning and taking opportunities with purpose.
Hope that helped. Feel free to reach out any time.