How to Hit a Backhand

Backhand shots aren’t as natural to hit as forehand shots, but they’re essential to being a good player. Without a solid backhand stroke, you leave a large hole in your game. In fact, it’s not uncommon for experienced opponents to target your weak side for some easy points. Luckily, the backhand is easy to improve. With these tips and a little practice, you can bring balance to your …

Shot making tips: The Block Volley

We’ve all been there. You get too much height on a return volley and it sets up your opponent for a smash or a high-velocity forehand. Fear not. In those moments, you still have a chance to counteract as long as you relax and keep your head. Step 1: Prepare yourself. It’s time to steel yourself for the onslaught. This …

Shot Making Tips: Strategies of the Smash

One of the best and most effective shots you can hit in pickleball is the overhead smash. When executed properly, it’s extremely difficult to return and can either win the point, or set you up for an easy put away after an awkward return. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you are considering a smash during …

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 …