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The Dink...Broken Down to the Basics

he Dink Shot: Part 1- Definition & Examples

September 29, 2014 by I’ve covered many pickleball strategy topics in the nearly-two-years since I started my monthly newsletter, however it was recently brought to my attention (shockingly!) that I haven’t talked much about the dink shot — how to hit it, why you need it, etc.  So (at long last) here are my best tips, tricks & strategies for hitting the dink shot.

First off, there are probably a good number of you (who may be relatively new to the game) who have never heard of the dink shot.  No worries, we’ve all been there, Part 1 of this article series will be a great way for you to get up-to-speed on one of the most important elements of pickleball.

Then, there’s probably also another good chunk of you who have heard of the dink shot but are positivethat it’s a shot only for sissies, weaklings or children–and certainly not a shot that any man’s man or woman’s woman would ever hit… [Read more...]

The Dink Shot: Part 2 – Why You Need the Dink

September 29, 2014 by In my article, The Top 3 Reasons You MUST Play at The No-Volley Line I talk about how important it is to get up to the net and stay there. The dink shot is an essential element to being able to play at the no-volley line.

You need to be able to hit the dink shot because:

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The Dink Shot: Part 3 – How to Perfect the Dink

September 29, 2014 by Get Your Paddle Up, Out & In Front of Your Chest Before & After Every Shot

This is true for every shot, of course, but especially when you are at the net, you need to be ready for a high fast shot, or a low soft shot, so keeping your paddle up in the ready position between each shot is crucial.

The other tips to hit a good dink are… [Read more...]

Top 3 Reasons You MUST Play at The No-Volley Line (And 2 Lies You Tell Yourself When You’re There)

February 3, 2014 by 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.

Click here to read the Top 3 Reasons Why