How To Teach Pickleball To Your Kids

Sports is one of the fundamental activities that can increase your brain power and physical health. As you know, Pickleball is one of the widely played backyard sports in the US, which has made its place in the Olympics.

If you are new to pickleball, learning all the rules and regulations is the first thing you must master. Or after having it learned, your next step must be teaching it to your kids so they can team up with you in your game. Not only that but having a courtyard at home can keep them busy and away from gadgets and overpowering social media.

So just starting out how to teach pickleball to your kids, we have got you covered.

This guide will enlist all the important steps that can help you pave the successful roadmap to achieve this milestone. Here we go.

Learn the Rules:

Learning all the pickleball rules can help you understand all the basics they need to know. They will be aware of the game’s pros and cons, dos and don’ts, which will help them reach mastery. You can make them learn the rules in detail at

Take A Start At the Basic Skill Level:

Don’t rush or be harsh with them. They learn things at their own pace. It’s better to move slowly and gradually.  Go with the basic skills in the game. Having a pickleball paddle in hand will give them a comfortable and real feeling.  So let them get used to it. Start with practicing the serve; that will help them learn that hitting a ball is quite hard. This will help them have a good grip, hold and power on the paddle.

Have A Competitive Opponent:

Don’t just let them play randomly,  have a suitable opponent instead. Try to encourage them to play doubles.  It helps to boost confidence and get balance in the game. But finding a suitable and qualifying opponent is a must. Or find a team of four who can easily start playing doubles,  giving you better control over the game.

Keep it Light and Fun:

Don’t vomit your long-learned skills in a single game on the kids. Telling them too many rules and strict instructions will scare them into leaving the game eventually.  Be their friend, enjoy the game, have fun and keep the environment light.

Appreciate their efforts, and reward them for the shots they play. Over-teaching and coaching may frustrate them, so adopt their pace, go easy, slowly, and consistently.

Practice, Practice, and Practice:

Sometimes we get over-excited one day and give full-day coaching to kids, and the very next day, we forget the game. As we said before, consistency brings great achievements.  Make a timetable and practice daily. Learn one rule and one skill per day. It will help kids learn fast and smart. Also, try to shuffle the game partners if they are practicing playing doubles.  It will help them become a better team player and overcome traditional rivalry.  Always remember, slow and steady wins the race.

Happy Learning!

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