High level pickle ball is intense. Kinda like tic-tac-toe but not quite rock-paper-scissors level.Having played several racket sports, mainly badminton, squash and tennis I made the transition quickly to PB. Within 3 to 4 months I was playing with the better guys in town. But like any skill sometimes you can adapt to a certain level of play quickly, but progression from there requires a lot of time spent on court honing strategy and shot skills. When I get a chance to play against better players it can be a real learning experience, seeing how they set up a winning shot, whether its a misdirection shot, soft angled drop in the kitchen (NVZ) or simply forcing a short high return which can be easily put away. For those who poo poo the game, they have never seen or played it at a higher skill level.....and the same goes for any motion sport.