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3 Reasons I LOVE to Play Against Bangers

Bangers…we all know them. We love them, but we know they’re an unenlightened bunch that still believe pickleball is a blunt-force game that can be won by power shots from the baselines and by hitting winners. If you’ve found your way to DinkTank here, I’m sure you know better. However, when I’m at some ofContinue reading “3 Reasons I LOVE to Play Against Bangers”

3 Ways to Enhance Your Pickleball Paddle like a Pro

If you’re here, you’ve joined the millions of us around the world who love the sport of pickleball. Like others, I started off by purchasing a low cost paddle set so that I could play with friends. After fully committing to pickleball, I decided to upgrade to a more expensive paddle. I really like myContinue reading “3 Ways to Enhance Your Pickleball Paddle like a Pro”

Struggling During a Match? 3 Tips to Turbocharge Your Session

We have all been there – show up to a drop in or your regular game and you don’t bring your “A” stuff. Pickleball isn’t a game like basketball if your shot isn’t falling you can just play a little harder on the defensive end. Playing harder and pressing could lead to a less thanContinue reading Struggling During a Match? 3 Tips to Turbocharge Your Session

Pistol Pete Pistol Whipped in Pickleball

Shout-out to Eric Abraham (30) rocking the Pistol Pete Maravich Utah Jazz jersey. Abraham advanced to the second round of today’s Men’s Singles tournament, defeating Tito Lladro (35) in two straight. Unfortunately for Abraham, he ran into a buzzsaw in Tyler Loong (3) losing in two straight (11-7, 11-3.) He may not have defeated Loong,Continue reading “Pistol Pete Pistol Whipped in Pickleball”

Fact or Fiction: 2022 Atlanta Grand Slam

There’s an excitement around this weekend’s Acrytech Atlanta Grand Slam that I haven’t seen in the past couple tournaments. Pros Ben Johns, Anna Leigh Waters, and Leigh Waters all make their return to the court after taking the past few tournaments off. The three pros have had a hot start to the 2022 tour seasonContinue reading “Fact or Fiction: 2022 Atlanta Grand Slam”

3 Shots to Consider if You’re Hoping to “Level Up”

I’m not sure I’ve yet played with a pickleball player that didn’t want to improve and level up. While we’re all out there for recreation and exercise and some wholesome fun, we’re all competitive. And it’s a heck of a lot more fun to hit more good shots! With that in mind, I thought itContinue reading “3 Shots to Consider if You’re Hoping to “Level Up””

3 Ways to Turn Defense Into Offense in Pickleball

Pickleball, like most other sports, involves both offense and defense. On offense, you look to attack and take advantage of your opponents’ weaknesses. On defense, you are looking to defend against the attack in order to set yourself up for best chance to score. Offenses and Defenses must work together for best gameplay. I cameContinue reading “3 Ways to Turn Defense Into Offense in Pickleball”

3 Reasons Your Backhand Isn’t Improving

I’ve been doing some informal polling of late, and it seems when I ask 4.0 players and below about their weaknesses, I hear “my backhand” said a disproportionate amount of the time. And that makes sense. A backhand is essentially like trying to hit a baseball lefthanded, but most righthanded pickleballers didn’t hit lefthanded (ifContinue reading “3 Reasons Your Backhand Isn’t Improving”

Gritgate 2022: JOOLA Testing Response

To get caught up with all the paddle news coming out of the US Open Pickleball Championships, take a look at my blog from yesterday: Does Pickleball Have a Paddle Problem? Gritgate 2022 After the controversial testing video surfaced last weekend, where JOOLA pickleball paddles were deemed “not good, you don’t want me to keepContinue reading “Gritgate 2022: JOOLA Testing Response”