Hitting a short return in pickleball reduces your advantage as the return team. It allows the serving team to attack you with drive thirds and even when a drop third is hit it allows the serve team to move forward for an easier shot. A short return also shortens the distance/time that the server has to get to the NVZ.
Avoid these pitfalls by returning deep. Keep the servers back.
This is part of our pickleball fundamentals video series for Project 4.0. Pickleball improvement - Pickleball Return of Serve - No Short Returns.
Link to full match video
Nationals Pickleball 55+ 5.0 GOLD MEDAL Scott Moore / Glen Peterson v Brian Staub / Steve Dawson.
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Link to Margin of Error on Return Video: https://youtu.be/VLxFslZuCsY
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