The Art of the Grip

How, Why, and When to Use the Three Main Grips.  Paddles out, everybody. There’s no “right way” to hold a paddle, but most pickleball players use one of these three grip techniques: Continental, Eastern, or Western. Each grip has its trade-offs and lends itself to different styles of play. More seasoned pickleball players tend to go with Continental Grip, as it delivers the most …

Practice Pickleball at Home

How do you get better at pickleball? Practice, practice, practice. There’s no substitute for playing more, but luckily you don’t have to be on a court to get better. Here are 4 drills that can help improve your game without leaving home, so you can be a step ahead next time you hit the court. Shots & Reflexes Whether it’s …

Opposite Shots: Dink vs Overhead Smash

Two of the most important shots in pickleball are the essential dink, and the rare but mighty overhead smash. Though they’re opposites in many ways, both of these high-risk, high-reward shots are key to mastering the game of pickleball. Let’s take a look at these two shots and how to perfect them and your game. The Dink WHAT IS ITThe …