3 Tips to Avoid the Dreaded Pickleball Pop Up | Pickleball Tips
Pop Up is the bane of a pickleball player's existence.
In this video, we go over 3 tips to avoid the Dreaded Pickleball Pop Up at the NVZ.
Pickleball Tip No. 1 - shorten your backswing. A long backswing can result in losing control of your shot. As you accelerate your paddle forward to make contact with the ball, it is difficult to slow the paddle down to the speed you need to properly dink the ball. By shortening the backswing, you can avoid those accelerated paddle Pop Up.
Pickleball Tip No. 2 - lighten your grip pressure. Sometimes when you are popping the ball up it is because you are gripping the paddle too tightly. You can avoid this problem by loosening your grip on the paddle. Using a scale of 1-10 (light to tight), when you are dinking at the NVZ, you want to grip the paddle closer to a 2 or 3 than a 5 or 6.
Pickleball Tip No. 3 - dink cross court. Dinking straight is more challenging than cross court. There is less space to operate to avoid your opponent's attack. The net is also 1 to inches higher than in the middle of the net (35 or 36 inches versus 34 in the middle). As a result, cross-court dinking is less likely to result in Pop Up than straight on dinking.
Give these three tips a try and reduce your pickleball Pop Up.
Good luck out there.
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This is part of our pickleball mistake video series.
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