We often discuss strategy on the pickleball courts in order to help you improve your chances of success. One strategy is to target to your opponents’ weaknesses or even the weaker of your two opponents.
However, sometimes, particularly in recreational play, you may find yourself across the pickleball net from a stronger player or maybe even a professional player. In these circumstances, the advice to target the weaker player should be “sidelined.” Rather, you should hit more shots toward the stronger player for two primary reasons:
Bottom line: In recreational play, hit to the stronger player to challenge yourself and improve your game.