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 …

The Around the Post Shot (The ATP)

 If you ever find yourself in a dink rally, there’s a good chance you’ll have an opportunity to hit an Around the Post shot. You might be thinking, is a shot like this legal? The answer is a resounding, “YES!” Similar to tennis, a shot played around the post and net that lands in bounds is not just legal, it’s …

Shot making tips: The Slice

Looking to up your pickleball game? Add a slice. So what is a slice? It’s a shot that puts backspin on the ball when you hit it. This backspin occurs by slicing your racket underneath the ball in a downward motion as you return it.  In addition, when you hit a slice and impart backspin on the pickleball, the ball …