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3 Reasons You Keep Popping It Up

3 Reasons You Keep Popping It Up!

Trust me, I’ve been on the receiving end of targeting in pickleball when playing with higher-level players. They may not think they are targeting, but their natural instinct is to find the weaker player and force them into tough situations.

One of the toughest situations I find myself in is when I am consistently popping the ball up. Pop-ups are some of the most frustrating shots you can hit. A pop-up is a high arching slowly hit the ball. It often results in your opponent smashing plastic right at you. If you’re lucky enough to return the smash, it’s often a pop-up back to them, in what feels like a never-ending loop of pickleball sadness. 

I’ve noticed a couple of things when I feel like I am consistently popping the ball up. Here are the 3 reasons why you may be popping it up.

Both players consistently reset to the middle with their footwork

These are just 3 reasons I’ve noticed when playing and watching pickleball. I’m sure these may resonate with your game, but you may have others as well. Let me know some of the reasons you’ve noticed you keep popping the ball up.

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