In my last pickleball post, I included a link to an article which explained that there doesn’t necessarily have to be dinking in any given pickleball game. If you missed that essay, you can catch it at this link:
Below is a short video explaining the opposite view, i.e. why you need to use the slow game (which includes dinking).
Top 3 Reasons You Should Slow The Game Down | Pickleball Quick Tip
If you are convinced that this is something you would like to learn, Deb Harrison explains the general technique in the video below. At one point, she was a proponent of what she referred to as the “elephant dink.” She has since revised her thinking and is now a proponent of a slightly different dinking style.
Here is a video explaining her revised, new technique for hitting the dink.
NOTE – One of the key points she makes is to ALWAYS FACE THE BALL. This is good advice for all shots as champion Sarah Ansboury advocates.
If you would like to improve your soft/slow pickleball skills, here are three videos by 5.0 player Jordan Briones to help you practice dinking.
Pickleball Dink Drill | Straight On Dinks
Pickleball Dink Drill | Forehand Dinks
Pickleball Dink Drill | Backhand Dink
I hope you have found these helpful and that you are inspired to try to improve your dinking!
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