Activities Sports & Athletics Top Ten Paintball Tips and Tricks Paintball Tips to Improve Your Game Share PINTEREST Email Print Sports & Athletics Paintball Baseball Basketball Bicycling Billiards Bodybuilding Bowling Boxing Car Racing Cheerleading Cricket Extreme Sports Football Golf Gymnastics Ice Hockey Martial Arts Professional Wrestling Skateboarding Skating Soccer Swimming & Diving Table Tennis Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Other Activities Learn More By David Muhlestein David Muhlestein is a paintball and woodsball enthusiast who has been playing since the mid-1990s and has extensive knowledge of paintball equipment. our editorial process David Muhlestein Updated August 30, 2018 There are many tips that can improve your game of paintball that don't require massive amounts of money or new equipment. Each of these ten tips can be used to improve your game without costing any more than you already spend. 01 of 10 Move Marius Hepp / EyeEm / Getty Images The key to paintball is movement and there's no better paintball tip than to learn how to move. You should learn when to move, learn how to move, and move all the time. 02 of 10 Get a Good Paint to Barrel Match Joy Sale / Getty Images You have to buy paintballs to play the game, so you might as well get some paint that fits. If your paint is round and fits snugly in your barrel your accuracy will improve dramatically. 03 of 10 Walk the Field Westend61 / Getty Images One trip around the field can pay off huge dividends as you learn the angles and know the locations of the best cover. 04 of 10 Get in Shape Marius Hepp / EyeEm / Getty Images A day of paintball is much more fun and you can actually focus on your game if you aren't constantly gasping for air. Get yourself into good enough shape so that your primary concern as you play is not whether your body can handle the next game. 05 of 10 Know What You and Your Equipment Are Capable of Doing Peter Muller / Getty Images If you know you can't shoot well when you run, save it for practice and don't try it in a game. If you know you can't win a high-speed shootout, don't try. If you know your gun isn't accurate beyond 60 feet, save your paint. When you know what your limitations are, you won't get yourself into trouble nearly as often. You should always work to get better, but a big game is not the right time. 06 of 10 Don't Be the Hero Carolina Lopez / EyeEm / Getty Images Paintball players have a tendency to want to be the star of the show and that often gets them into trouble. If you want occasional individual glory, feel free to try every game to win on your own. If, though, you actually want to win regularly, focus on teamwork and strategy. 07 of 10 Plan, Plan, Plan Peter Muller / Getty Images A good team strategy will almost always win against superior firepower and superior numbers. Make sure you all work together and then move in conjunction with each other and you will be able to crush the competition. 08 of 10 Practice on Your Own Arsenio Marrero / Getty Images Improve your game on your own time so that you are able to step on the field and perform. If you excel at playing defense, practice offense so that when your team needs you in a game you're ready to help. 09 of 10 Communicate Peter Muller / Getty Images The more you communicate, the better you will do. Good communication will help you keep track of where on the field the opposing players are and it will help you coordinate attacks. Whether you shout or use radios, good team communication will greatly improve your game. 10 of 10 Aim Before You Fire GoodLifeStudio / Getty Images A trap that many paintball players fall into is to fire first and aim later. While it's easy to fire lots of paint and walk your shot into your target, after the first shot your opponent knows to move and you have a much smaller chance at getting a kill.