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Faking

Pickleball Strategy – Faking

Most players telegraph where they are going to send the ball. They look where they are hitting it. You might try something different. Using your peripheral vision, your sense of position, or a quick glance if necessary, know where you intend to put the ball, then look in a different direction as you hit it. Don’t be surprised if your opponents move way out of position to where you looked, and fail to respond to where you actually placed it.

Going a step further, literally, you can place your feet, angle your body, and arrange your arms in such a way to indicate a certain type of shot and position, but at the last split-second, place the ball in an unexpected location.

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