Pickleball is a great game to play at any age. It’s less physically demanding than tennis, so it gives you an opportunity to be athletic and competitive without so much damage done to the body.

We would recommend focusing on these aspects to improve your Overall Pickleball Game.

Build Your Pickleball Muscles.

To prevent injury and improve your game, resistance training is important. It improves bone density, maintains or increases muscle mass, and helps maintain a healthy weight.


If you are new to strength training, working with a certified trainer for a few sessions to get the hang of proper form and technique would be the best way to start.

Resistance training will help you build a proper base of support to safely move around the court, and you will find yourself winning more matches and of course having more fun.

Here are 3 exercises “Send Me A Trainer” would recommend to start with:

  1. 3 Way Lunges

Lunge back, forward, and side to side. Do 10 reps in each direction. Work up to holding light weights.

Here is how to do a basic back Lunge:

  • Stand tall and place your hand on the chair for support.
  • Shift your weight to one leg and lift the other knee up.
  • Hinge forward slightly, stretch your lifted leg back, and place your toes on the floor.
  • Find your balance here, and then lift your chest up tall so your shoulders are over your hips.
  • From here, keep your weight in your front foot as you bend your knees to lower down for a lunge. Exhale and squeeze your leg muscles to lift back up.
  1. Dead Bugs

Dead bugs are a great way to build your core strength and improve your balance.

Here’s how you should do it:

Lie on the floor with knees bent and feet flat.

Lift one arm off the floor while extending the other arm straight out in front of you.

Keep both arms straight as you raise them slightly above your head until they’re parallel to the floor, then lower them back down again. Repeat this movement on both sides 10 times each.

The goal is to keep your torso as still as possible while performing this exercise: if you can manage that, then it will make it much harder for the opponent to hit their pickleball over the net!

  1. Push-Up with Shoulder Tap

The push-up with a shoulder tap is an excellent exercise for your chest, arms, and abs. This exercise can also help improve your pickleball game by increasing the strength in your shoulders and triceps.

Here is how you should do it:

  • Start in a prone position on the floor with hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Make sure to keep elbows close to the body. The feet should be hip-width apart or wider.
  • Keep your body straight, and your chest parallel to the floor.
  • Push yourself up as you would regularly. However, don’t stop there.
  • When up, bring your left arm over to your right shoulder and hold for 2-3 seconds, no longer than a quick tap.
  • Repeat with the opposite arm and go down for another push-up.

Pickleball is a great sport for beginners since it’s easy to start. Now that you know how to improve your pickleball game, it’s time to hit the court!

Hire your local pickleball instructors to get you going faster and safer. One of our pickleball instructors will come to you to perform an assessment FREE of charge. To schedule your Free Appointment text or call (760)880-9904 or visit our website www.cvsendmeatrainer.com

We look forward to hearing from you!