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Tips & Lessons

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By Alex Hammer and Jennifer Lucore

Rhythm—some players have it; some players don’t. Improve your service rhythm and you could get better. A rhythm or routine for your serve can drastically improve your serve’s consistency, power and placement.

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How Important Are Dinks

We all know that touch shots, or "dinks" as they are called in pickleball, are a big part of the sport.

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2 Primary Purposes of a Dink

Most people who have played pickleball for more than about 30 seconds know what a dink is. After all, it’s one of the most commonly used terms out on the court.

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Improve Your Dink With The Cross-Court Dink

Steve Paranto invites us to his home court where he explains the massive improvements you can make to your game....

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The Lunge Step

One way to reach balls effectively is to use a lunge step. This is particularly useful when reaching balls that are short inside the kitchen,

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Returning an Effective Cross-Court Dink

The cross-court dink is a very effective shot when trying to move your opponents off to one...

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Paddle Up and Win

You’ve probably been told during your pickleball training to keep your paddle up. The paddle-up or ready position can

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The No Volley Zone Is Much Like Chess

What makes pickleball different from every other sport? The two parallel lines we stand on that define the no volley zone.

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Covering The Net Together

Do you ever find the ball passing through openings between you and your partner? You’re not alone. 

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Dinking Strategies

When I’m not playing on the tour, I truly enjoy meeting new people and running clinics around the country. 

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Hitting and Defending Around the Post

When a player is pulled out wide past the net post, he/she has two shot options. One option is to
put the...

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Dinking 101

In this episode, he breaks down the basics of the dink, and talks about why it is so important. Be...

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