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How Many Shots Did it Take to Win the 2018 US Open Pickleball Mixed Pro Doubles Championship?

by Stacie Townsend 2 Comments

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Commonly in mixed doubles pickleball matches (especially in tournament settings), you have a sense that one team is targeting the female player on the other team. With the presentation by CBS Sports Network of the 2018 US Open Pickleball Mixed Pro Doubles Championship between Simone Jardim/Kyle Yates and Lucy Kovalova/Matt Wright this past Friday night (which was played in Naples, Florida back in April), we were curious what the breakdown of shots would be at the highest level of pickleball between male and female teammates. Based on our own calculations, here is what we found:

  • Almost 1,000 shots (994 to be more exact) were played in the 3-game 2018 US Open Pickleball Mixed Pro Doubles Championship match.
  • The longest rally of the 2018 US Open Pickleball Mixed Pro Doubles Championship was a continuous 57 shots!
  • Both Simone Jardim and Lucy Kovalova had to zone in on the most shots for their respective pickleball team duos. Simone took about 78.44% of the match shots for her and Kyle Yates, while Lucy took about 66.33% of the match shots for her and Matt Wright.
  • Simone might have had to work the hardest throughout the championship pickleball match, as she connected on almost 40% of all match shots.
  • Kyle touched the pickleball the least throughout the match, as he connected on a little more than 10% of all match shots.

For a more detailed breakdown, check out the chart below. What are your thoughts on these numbers? Could you stay in a 57-point rally, or 1,000-point pickleball match? Have you experienced a similar breakdown when playing mixed doubles pickleball? Share with us in the comments below.

2018 US Open Pickleball Mixed Pro Doubles Championship

 

Game 1

Game 2

Game 3

Total

 

Number of Shots

Percent of Team Shots

Percent of Game Shots

Number of Shots

Percent of Team Shots

Percent of Game Shots

Number of Shots

Percent of Team Shots

Percent of Game Shots

Number of Shots

Percent of Team Shots

Percent of Game Shots

Simone Jardim

79

75.24%

37.98%

202

82.79%

42.00%

112

73.68%

36.72%

393

78.44%

39.54%

Kyle Yates

26

24.76%

12.50%

42

17.21%

8.73%

40

26.32%

13.11%

108

21.56%

10.87%

Lucy Kovalova

59

57.28%

28.37%

161

67.93%

33.47%

107

69.93%

35.08%

327

66.33%

32.90%

Matt Wright

44

42.72%

21.15%

76

32.07%

15.80%

46

30.07%

15.08%

166

33.67%

16.70%

Total

208

 

 

481

 

 

305

 

 

994

 

 

 



Stacie Townsend
Stacie Townsend

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Stacie Townsend
Stacie Townsend

May 31, 2018

I agree, Bill. There are a lot more statistics that can provide valuable information—some of which can be more or less difficult to track. Check out our new blog for information on a future mobile app that may be able to help us better capture information like this. Thanks for the comment, Bill!

Bill Keweshan
Bill Keweshan

May 27, 2018

I’d be more interested in some shot statistics like:
Number of unforced errors for each player
Third shot stats…..soft or drive
Winners per player
Average hits per rally

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