If you want to improve your game (and not just keep beating the same people you always beat) you HAVE to get up to the kitchen and play from right behind the no-volley line.
You life-long tennis players — Yes, I’m talking to you!
You’re not playing tennis anymore, and although the racket-skills you developed in tennis will serve you well, the physics of a pickleball game are simply different.
You. Must. Get. To. The. (No-Volley) Line.
Not ON the line, of course, but RIGHT BEHIND it. I mean, plant your feet 1-2″ from the line and don’t move back. Move side to side as needed. Step one foot into the kitchen to take a ball on the bounce, but play from RIGHT BEHIND the line.