Uh oh. I've been Pickled.

TenS_Ace

Professional
Haven't tried PB yet, but if a person (me) has sic skills at the net in tennis, would it be advantages in PB?? Like can you put spins and drop shots like in tennis?? :)
 

CHtennis

Rookie
Haven't tried PB yet, but if a person (me) has sic skills at the net in tennis, would it be advantages in PB?? Like can you put spins and drop shots like in tennis?? :)
Yes, net skills are very transferrable to pickleball. You cannot put as much spin on the ball as you do in tennis but it does still help. Having good touch and fast hands are IMHO the 2 most important things in pickleball.
 

TennisDude47

New User
Real facts. Singles, full-court pickleball is a better workout than singles tennis.

Why is pickleball a better workout? Because the rallies last longer. Because you have to bend over a lot. Because skill matters less.

I'm not particularly good at tennis, but at my level (4.0-ish) I rarely get tired. I've never been sore from tennis. I'm a conditioned athlete. Rallies just don't last long enough to get my heart rate over 100 except on rare occasions.

Maybe if you are 5.0 in tennis this wouldn't be true, but let's face it you're probably not.
 

treo

Semi-Pro
I think it is the opposite. I never get out of breath playing pickleball. I played a singles tournament and after 2 hours I wasn't tired. Rallies are short because when receiving serve you should always come to the net.

The most exhausting type of singles tennis is playing a pusher. You can't have endless moonball rallies in pickleball.

The way to get a good workout playing pickleball is to play 3-4 hours and to get exhausted, 5 hours.
 
Real facts. Singles, full-court pickleball is a better workout than singles tennis.

Why is pickleball a better workout? Because the rallies last longer. Because you have to bend over a lot. Because skill matters less.

I'm not particularly good at tennis, but at my level (4.0-ish) I rarely get tired. I've never been sore from tennis. I'm a conditioned athlete. Rallies just don't last long enough to get my heart rate over 100 except on rare occasions.

Maybe if you are 5.0 in tennis this wouldn't be true, but let's face it you're probably not.
Strap on a heart rate monitor and compare. I played 2 sets of singles that took almost 2 hours and my buddy's Apple Watch said he'd burned 1900 cals. To make sure it wasn't a fluke, the next week he saw 1800.

I can see how longer rallies would lead to more cals burned. I tend to have shorter rallies in tennis also but that's because I'm constantly attacking the net, which causes huge spikes in heart rate due to how much lunging I'm doing. I don't see burning that many cals in PB.
 

Mongolmike

Hall of Fame
Real facts. Singles, full-court pickleball is a better workout than singles tennis.

Why is pickleball a better workout? Because you have to bend over a lot. Because skill matters less.
Wow. That is some hard sell right there!

Those should be the company tag lines for pickleball promotion!!

PICKLEBALL! YOU BEND OVER A LOT, AND SKILL DOESN'T MATTER! TRY IT TODAY!
 

stapletonj

Hall of Fame
Real facts. Singles, full-court pickleball is a better workout than singles tennis.

Why is pickleball a better workout? Because the rallies last longer. Because you have to bend over a lot. Because skill matters less.

I'm not particularly good at tennis, but at my level (4.0-ish) I rarely get tired. I've never been sore from tennis. I'm a conditioned athlete. Rallies just don't last long enough to get my heart rate over 100 except on rare occasions.

Maybe if you are 5.0 in tennis this wouldn't be true, but let's face it you're probably not.
my daughter made me try pickleball. Even in singles, the only thing harder is the bending over. It's harder on us old guys' backs. just like gardening.
and yes, I am a 4.0, not a 5.0, those days are literally 35 years ago.
 

am1899

Hall of Fame
Lately a couple of my tennis hitting partners:

“Have you tried PB yet??,” as if PB is some brand new phenomenon.

“I played PB in gym class over 20 years ago. It was boring then. I have no reason to believe it’s any different now.”

“Oh, it’s so fun!”

“Yeah, dink dink dink dink dink dink dink smash. Rinse, repeat. I can see how that would be fun.” :rolleyes:
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Lately a couple of my tennis hitting partners:

“Have you tried PB yet??,” as if PB is some brand new phenomenon.

“I played PB in gym class over 20 years ago. It was boring then. I have no reason to believe it’s any different now.”

“Oh, it’s so fun!”

“Yeah, dink dink dink dink dink dink dink smash. Rinse, repeat. I can see how that would be fun.” :rolleyes:
Tennis is also boring
 

StringGuruMRT

Semi-Pro
Lately a couple of my tennis hitting partners:

“Have you tried PB yet??,” as if PB is some brand new phenomenon.

“I played PB in gym class over 20 years ago. It was boring then. I have no reason to believe it’s any different now.”

“Oh, it’s so fun!”

“Yeah, dink dink dink dink dink dink dink smash. Rinse, repeat. I can see how that would be fun.” :rolleyes:
I felt the same way too, then I was a good son and went and played with my mom's PB group over Christmas a few years ago, and I was hooked almost immediately!
 
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