We use cookies to provide essential features and services. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies .


Warehouse Stock Clearance Sale

Grab a bargain today!

Pickleball Fundamentals


Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Warming Up and Stretching

Chapter 2 Ready Position, Grips, and Ball Control

Chapter 3 Forehand and Backhand Groundstrokes

Chapter 4 Serve and Return of Serve

Chapter 5 Volley

Chapter 6 Dink

Chapter 7 Overhead Smash

Chapter 8 Lob

Chapter 9 Drop Shot

Chapter 10 Shot Selection and the Mental Game

Chapter 11 Strategies for Doubles and Singles

About the USAPA

About the Author

Promotional Information

Reviews in relevant UK and European websites, magazines and journals including School Sport, magazine. Solus emails, inclusion in online newsletters and posted on Human Kinetics' Health and Fitness Blog. Existing players of badminton, tennis and other racquet sports.

About the Author

The USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) originated in the mid-1980s and became the official governing body of pickleball in 2005. Its mission is to promote the growth and development of pickleball throughout the world. This organization provides players with official rules, sanctioned tournaments, rankings, promotional materials, and training. The number of dedicated pickleball courts in the United States is increasing 50 percent each year.

Mary Littlewood taught physical education and coached various sports at the university level. She was head softball coach and head volleyball coach of the NCAA Division I program at Arizona State University.

After retirement, Littlewood discovered pickleball. She began competing in the Arizona Senior Olympics, Huntsman World Senior Games, and other tournaments, earning several gold, silver, and bronze medals. This success merged with Littlewood’s enthusiasm for the game and education, leading her to teach pickleball in clinics all over Arizona.

She wrote The History of Women’s Fastpitch Softball: The Path to the Gold, published by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. She also is the author of Teaching for Success in Pickleball, Drilling for Success in Pickleball, and Pickleball: A Guide for Teaching. She published From Rags to Riches, a memoir of her experiences at ASU from the pre- to post-Title IX years. Littlewood currently writes a Coaching Tips column for her pickleball club website.

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond Retail Limited.

Back to top