Tips for Kids and Beginners Learning to Play Pickleball

Getting into any hobby for the very first time may be overwhelming for beginners. This is because it feels expensive and confusing. However, it does not have to always be like that. Pickleball is a very unique sport because it is not expensive to learn and quite simple to learn. It is a sport that is rapidly growing and one that combines some aspects of badminton, ping pong and tennis. Many new players are interested to learn the game with its growing popularity because it’s fun and also helps to build character in youths.


The following are some insightful tips for beginners learning to play pickleball:i. Be in ready position

It is advisable to be in ready position when playing pickleball. As a beginner, it is not necessary to confuse yourself with very subtle details but to simply ensure that you are in a good position to return the next shot.  A couple coaches at V&A Pickleball say that this can be achieved in the following ways:
• Relax your upper body and shoulders.
• Maintain your body weight at the balls of your feet rather than the heels.
• Keep both your arms as well as the pickleball puddle in front of the body. In addition, ensure the paddle is pointing slightly upwards.

• Keep your knees slightly bent and feet shoulder width apart.ii. Learn to dink early on

When beginners begin to play pickleball, it is always best to first start hitting longer shots so that they get accustomed to the paddle and also learn some basic strokes. In pickleball, a short, soft drop which, originates close to the non-valley line normally goes above the net before dropping in the opposing non-valley zone. The dink is an essential component of a slow game in typical pickleball. This is why it is important to learn to dink early and often. Beginners should regularly practice it because it will elevate their game. Do not be tempted to smash the pickleball, instead be patient with the slow game.

iii. Perfect the 3rd shot

In pickleball, the 1st shot is the serve, the 2nd shot is when the receiving team returns a serve and the 3rd shot is the second shot from the serving team. The 3rd shot on any one pickle point is important because it normally sets the pace for the whole point. It is never wise for a beginner to try to force the 3rd shot, if you attempt to hit it too hard, you might eventually lose the point. The 3rd shot should assist you to transition successfully to the net. The ideal situation is that the shot’s arc should peak on the side of the court that is yours before it drops over the net to the opposing kitchen. Strive to always lift the shot so that make good arc. It should be noted that it is a difficult shot to perfect thus requires practice. It is for this reason that beginners should have it as part of their regular training routine.

Pickleball is an interesting game and beginners should have an open mind with regard to learning as well as improving their game. The tips above should significantly help.…

How sports and games can increase the confidence of kids?

Most of the parents believe that the sports and games aren’t good for their children at all as they prevent them focusing on the studies and they keep thinking about the sports and games all the time. That’s why many parents strictly forbid their kids to stay away from the sports and games so that they can focus on study.

This may be the right decision for most of the parents but if you try thinking from a kid’s perspective you’ll see that sports and games aren’t bad for them but they help them in building confidence and they also help in growing their learning skills. The sports and games are the most important part of the life and they’re as important for the kids as the food.

The sports and games are a great way of entertainment for the kids and the entertainment is extremely important for the improvement of the mind. If you stop your kids from playing their favorite sports and games, they’ll start getting bored and they won’t be able to focus on their studies or any other thing in the life. And most importantly they’ll lack the confidence to learn new things. If you want to improve the creativity in your kids, you must allow them to play their favorite games and sports for a specific period of time. Here is how sports and games can increase the confidence of the kids.

Learning new things

The sports and games aren’t bad at all. There are many games like Juegos de Dora Para Niños that can improve the learning skills of your kids by teaching them several things in a fun and entertaining way. Once they start learning new things, the confidence of speaking to others starts improving in them as they know that they have solid information of the things that they’re talking about.

The joy of victory

There are many kids that cannot focus on their studies properly and they always obtain lower marks as compared to other kids. This may lead them to the inferiority as they start believing that they cannot achieve anything in their life. Once a kid wins a sport or a game, he feels the joy of victory and this joy of victory builds some confidence in him as he starts believing that he can also achieve the victory in his life. This joy of victory builds a lot of confidence in the kids and as a result, they start improving their skills in other parts of life.

Communicational skills

The sports and games are very helpful in improving the communicational skills in your kids as they get the opportunity to speak with others while playing a game or sport. This improvement helps build some confidence in your child to speak to others without any fear. These communicational skills will also help improve the social behavior of your kids. Click Here and take a look at how sports can improve the confidence in kids.…

UNICEF and Pumas de la UNAM celebrate the children of Mexico

The National University Club and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) celebrate Sunday, April 19, all children, who can enter, free of charge, accompanied by an adult, at party Pumas-Santos Laguna, to be held at the University Olympic Stadium.

The union of efforts between the National University Club and UNICEF is carried out within the framework of a national campaign being promoted by the international body to promote breastfeeding in Mexico, since it is an issue of paramount importance for the health of mothers and the survival of babies.

UNICEF works to promote the rights of children with projects to promote their education, health, birth registration, protection against violence and all necessary actions to grow and develop fully and be happy.

“We want to celebrate all the children with this homage, because they are the center of our efforts and dedication. Nothing better than a sports show, which is a powerful tool to boost physical and social development; support the prevention of violence; and building a culture of peace, “said Isabel Crowley, UNICEF Representative in Mexico.

The members of the Pumas congratulate all the boys and girls in Mexico and celebrate them joining the cause of the rights of the children.

‘Playing must always be fun’. Say no to violence in the stadiums.

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Paraguay to participate in Copa América de Fútbol Callejero

With the support of UNICEF, Paraguay will participate in the Copa América de Fútbol Callejero, to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This Saturday, May 9, at 9:30, will be presented to the selected and the details of the participation, in the premises of the Center for the Development of Intelligence (CDI), in the Complex Textilia (Avda. Gral. Santos 1030 almost National Defense).

The presentation will be attended by the young people who will participate in the competition, as well as sports personalities. The eight young men selected, four men and four women, are part of the “Partidí” project, promoted by the CDI, and belong to various communities in the country.

The Copa América de Fútbol Callejero will be held from May 16 to 24, 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and will be attended by teams representing 13 American countries.

Currently, the methodology of street football is implemented in countries around the world, which are articulated through the Street Soccer Movement. The organizations share the use of street football methodology as a strategy to promote peace and dialogue processes, social and urban inclusion, promote gender equality and the defense of the rights of children, adolescents and young people, and encourage a better coexistence.

The “Partidí” project is a sports methodology that aims to generate a socio-constructive learning through football, with emphasis on socio-emotional skills and the development of thinking. Through this program, the CDI seeks to promote social change and the development of skills necessary for coexistence in a democratic and participatory society.

UNICEF Paraguay has been supporting the CDI and its “Partidí” project two years ago with the aim of promoting the right to sport for the development of children, adolescents and their families in Paraguay.

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