If you are looking to learn how to play pickleball, a solid foundation with the correct technique will shorten the process of becoming the best player you can be. The overhead smash is an offensive shot that is used to return a lob out of the air anywhere on the court. This is an important shot since it is used many times during a game since most of ...the action happens at the NVZ. During this pickleball lesson, coach Carrie Lane will demonstrate the technique of how to hit an overhead smash for a beginner player. The utmost importance is your safety on the court. Learning the correct technique will lessen the possibility of a fall.
The purpose of this lesson is to teach the beginning player the correct footwork and mechanics to perform an overhead smash. If you are transitioning from tennis, you can use the same mechanics and techniques you have learned from tennis. The tennis overhead is more advanced than the one we will spend the most time on.
The key focus of this lesson are:
1. Correct footwork
2. Correct body positioning
3. Correct paddle contact
4. Follow through
Defending a lob is crucial in play today as lobs are being used more and more. Defending a lob with a penetrating overhead smash will make your opponents think twice about sending a lob your way.
After you have mastered the overhead for beginners, and if you are feeling up to the challenge of practicing this shot, visit our website and take a look at this drill; "Pickleball Drills: Overhead Smash."
The overhead drill is helpful to practice defending a lob when the depth seems to be within reach of the closest player. The overhead smash is taken out of the air without a bounce so using the correct mechanics is imperative for safety.
The purpose is to learn and practice drills in sequential order to ensure your footwork and paddle motion becomes automatic without thought.
Now, let's discuss the defensive side now that you have mastered your offense. To learn how to hit a lob in pickleball, visit our website and watch "How To Hit A Lob in Pickleball" this lesson will show you the fundamentals of how to hit a lob. Coach Carrie Lane will show the grip, body and feet positioning, the first step to transfer your body weight, and the arm/paddle position.
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