This is the U.S. Pro championships for 2021.Here are some great pickleball clips to see point play at the highest levels. Notice that the server doesn't always come in the the third shot. Some times it may take a fifth or seventh shot to be able to work their way to the no volley zone. Patience is key to this game. Power is not a priority when setting up a point.
This is a clip of the top ten pickleball points in 2020. Amazing long points.
The third shot drop is a must do play needed to get to the no volley zone and give yourself enough time to get there. This video explains the technique and visualization necessary to execute this shot. Enjoy!
If you can execute this shot you can join your partner at the no volley zone and get into a two on two formation with both doubles teams at the NVZ. If do not play this shot then your giving your opponents the net and this makes winning points much more difficult.