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How to hit a backhand pickleball serve - Scott Moore


Hi, Scott Moore here from The Pickleball Masterclass. Many people ask me how and why to use a backhand serve, and why I like to use it.

Not many people use the backhand serve, but there are a couple reasons I love it. 

1. I am able to get some nice side spin on the ball which can take my opponent outside the court. If there's wind blowing right to left I can really move that ball anywhere from 1 to 5 feet sometimes taking people completely off the court with a backhand serve. 

2. I think it's a very natural motion and is just good to mix it up.

Sometimes we get the yips on our forehand, so it's easier to relax and flow with your backhand than it is with your forehand.

People are often confused about the the ball toss when it comes to the backhand serve. It is a little more complex, but once you get the hang of it, it is not difficult 

I like to hold it below the paddle and just make my arm disappear backwards as I swing through it. You want to swing through with a...

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