Month: July 2018

Use the Pickleball Dink Shot to Win Points at the Net

In past blog posts we talked about the importance of serving as a strategic weapon in pickleball – the backhand serve and the spin serve – and we also discussed the return of service. In this article I am going to focus on a shot called the pickleball dink shot. Now I know the name pickleball dink sounds a bit funny, but if you have played the game you know what it is – or you think you know what it is. Let’s begin by defining the dink shot.

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Best Pickleball Return of Serve Strategies

In earlier blog post, Mastering the Best Pickleball Serves, I wrote extensively about serving strategies including a detailed explanation of various types of serves including the spin serve and the backhand serve. In future posts we’ll talk more about other types of serves, but right now I want to step over the net onto the other side of the court and discuss the strategy for the pickleball return of serve or what’s also known as the pickleball return serve. If the serve is the most important shot in the game, the return of serve is the second most important shot in the game. I’m going to explain why.

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How to Choose the Best Pickleball Paddle

Without going into a detailed analysis of the pros and cons of every pickleball paddle on the market, I do want to provide you with some general guidelines on how to select the right paddle for you and your game. Essentially, there are five criteria that you need to look at when purchasing a pickleball paddle

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Mastering the Best Pickleball Serves

As promised in my last blog post, I’m going to focus on pickleball serves again. Don’t worry; this will be my last article on serves for a while. I’m going to write more about different kinds of shots – the dink, lob, volley, smash, etc. – as well as about pickleball equipment (primarily the paddle) and books and videos about pickleball. So now lets take an in depth look at two of the best pickleball serves:

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Best Pickleball Serve Strategy

In our first blog post entitled Pickleball Strategy Begins with a Winning Serve. I talked about how important an effective serve is for gaining control of a rally in order to win the point. So I thought it would be a good idea to follow that post with an in-depth discussion about pickleball serves strategy.

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Our focus is on pickleball strategy for beginners and advanced players. We cover all the shots: serve, return of serve, third shot and dink as well as overall strategy.