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How to dink at pickleball

Do you struggle to have consistent success at the pickleball net? If so, you are not alone. Many players have a hard time consistently hitting the pickleball ball where they want and making the necessary dinks (description: this shot occurs when you play the ball and it lands in your opponent's kitchen shortly after crossing the net. This is a great way to score a point). Fortunately, there are some simple techniques you can use to improve your consistency. In this article, we'll present five simple tips on how to become a better dinker.

How to Dink

Five tips to help you dink more consistently:

1. take a deep breath, be athletic and relax.

One of the most common mistakes pickleball players make is to rush their shots. When you rush your shots, you don't have enough time to line up and hit the ball. Try playing slower and focusing on your form and technique on each shot. This will help you improve your accuracy and consistency.

2. always keep your paddle in front!

Keeping your pickleball paddle in front of you at all times will not only prepare you for any dink, but also for your opponent to speed up the rally. EPP, or Early Paddle Prep, will have an immediate and dramatic positive impact on your dinking and defense!

3 . Fix your wrist!

Keep your wrist fixed and do not move it when you hit the ball. Keeping your wrist fixed and in place will greatly increase your consistency.

4 . Focus on the swing.

Just as with the serve or other shots, hit through the ball and not to the ball. Making sure you always follow through will give you more spin, but more importantly, more consistency.

5. visualize your strokes.

Before you hit the ball, take a few seconds to visualize your shot. Visualize where you want the ball to go and how you want to play it. This will help you focus and make more consistent shots.

Bonus: Practice. Practice. (and practice some more!)

As with any sport, practice makes perfect. Spend plenty of time on the course practicing your strokes and refining your technique. The more you practice, the more consistent you will become.

Stay positive: It's easy to get frustrated when you're not playing well. However, it's important to stay positive and maintain a positive attitude. This will help you stay focused and motivated and improve your game. If you follow these five tips, you should be able to get better at pickleball. Remember to stay positive and practice regularly. With enough time and effort, you can improve your consistency and become a better player.

As always, if you have any further questions about pickleball, don't hesitate to contact our Pickleball Corner experts at

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