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Paddle Review: Franklin Ben Johns 13mm

Surely there are websites that will have more comprehensive gear and paddle reviews than DinkTank. It won’t be our goal to review every paddle from every brand, but when we do use a product we like and believe in, we like to let you know. So today’s our first paddle review and product we standContinue reading “Paddle Review: Franklin Ben Johns 13mm”

2 Reasons NOT To Keep Your Eye on the Ball in Pickleball

From the moment we start playing baseball/softall/basketball/soccer/tennis/etc, one of the first pieces of coaching advice we get is “keep your eye on the ball.” While it’s generally a sound strategy to watch the ball that’s the focus of play, it’s also pretty obvious. If someone’s not watching the ball much in any of these sports,Continue reading “2 Reasons NOT To Keep Your Eye on the Ball in Pickleball”

Monday Recap: Last Week at DinkTank

In case Master’s fever caused you to overlook all the great writing at DinkTank last week, here’s a recap of what you missed: –DinkTankNorm gave us 2 more reminders of mistakes many players make at the net, this time from an approach perspective. -Despite holding out and ruining his running shoes, BigZ finally caved andContinue reading “Monday Recap: Last Week at DinkTank”

2 More Mistakes You’re Making at the Net

Last week’s mistakes focused on a couple of physical mistakes players tend to make at the kitchen line: taking more balls out of the air and taking a step back. While we’re hitting on the same theme this week, today’s mistakes revolve more around the strategic and mental side of pickleball- and we all knowContinue reading “2 More Mistakes You’re Making at the Net”

2 Mistakes You’re Making at the Kitchen

I’m far from a pro pickleball player, but due to playing much more than I should in the last year and a half as well as learning a lot from watching too much pickleball, my game is at a pretty decent level. I’ve recently found my way to some games with less-experienced players, and whileContinue reading “2 Mistakes You’re Making at the Kitchen”

3 MORE Reasons Ben Johns Is the GOAT…and What You Should Be Copying

Last week, I jumped into why Ben is the GOAT and why some of the traits that make him such are not skills that the rest of us mortals should be worried about in our own play. However, as we’ve written about before here at DinkTank, there’s an awful lot we CAN learn from watchingContinue reading “3 MORE Reasons Ben Johns Is the GOAT…and What You Should Be Copying”

3 Traits that Make Ben Johns the GOAT…and Why You Shouldn’t Mimic Him

If you’ve found your way to this blog, you’re probably aware of Ben Johns and his dominance on the modern pickleball circuit(s). I don’t need to rehash all of his accomplishments, but it’s worth remembering that he saw a winning streak of 170 games come to a close when JW Johnson finally beat him inContinue reading “3 Traits that Make Ben Johns the GOAT…and Why You Shouldn’t Mimic Him”