Like shot selection and shot execution, footwork is very important. Read your opponents paddle, and get into position early, and bend your knees. Make a smooth swing and strike the ball in front of you.
Remember the three “P”s.
Preparation … anticipate where the ball will land, get into position early with a smooth swing.
Placement … hit the ball above the net, and in-bounds.
Pace..keep the ball in play at all times.
These are three things beginners and experts alike try to implement every time they step on the court.
Art has been playing pickleball since Nov 2017. He enjoys playing this active, low physical impact game of skill and strategy. And finds that it can be played at all levels competitively while being a wonderful way to make new friends.