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Why We Use Video for a Health Checkup

While it may seem like a little bit of overkill to take video of your games, it can serve as a good health check on your game from time to time.  Taking video actually takes a little effort and it doesnt need to be perfect to capture what you want. People may look at youContinue reading “Why We Use Video for a Health Checkup”

Key to Victory: PPA Men’s Doubles Semi-Finals

Not to overstate the obvious – but hit more winners and make fewer errors. It is a simple formula really but we like to use numbers to capture the performances on the court. Dink Tank broke down the men’s doubles semi-finals matches. Newman/Wright 2 games vs. Koller/Wilson 1 game Johns/Johns 2 games vs. Smith/Cassidy 0Continue reading “Key to Victory: PPA Men’s Doubles Semi-Finals”

Play Like a Pro: How to Not Let Your Backhand Beat You

In your average drop in game, there aren’t a lot of players that have a dominant backhand like Matt Wright and Ben Johns. Some of the pros don’t even have a trusty backhand (Tyson McGuffin, anyone?). What is important for your game is how do you make sure it does not become a liability onContinue reading “Play Like a Pro: How to Not Let Your Backhand Beat You”

Pickle-lytics: Winners vs. Unforced Errors

The Ororo PPA Indoor National Championships took place this past weekend. We took a deeper dive into the men’s doubles semi-finals of Wright/Newman vs. Wilson/Koller.  Wilson/Koller advanced to the finals in three games (11-7, 2-11, 12-10). Unforced Errors & Winners This will be a common Dink Tank theme as we try to evaluate the professionals’Continue reading “Pickle-lytics: Winners vs. Unforced Errors”

Foot Solutions Grand Slam – By the Numbers (Part Deux)

From February 16th to the 20th the Foot Solutions Arizona Grand Slam was held. Ben Johns went on to win the triple crown of mixed doubles, singles and doubles. Here at the Dink Tank we took a deeper by the numbers dive into the men’s final between Ben & Collin Johns and Matt Wright &Continue reading “Foot Solutions Grand Slam – By the Numbers (Part Deux)”

Foot Solutions Grand Slam – By the Numbers (Part One)

From February 16th to the 20th the Foot Solutions Arizona Grand Slam was held. Ben Johns went on to win the triple crown of mixed doubles, singles and doubles. Here at the Dink Tank we took a deeper by the numbers dive into the men’s final between Ben & Collin Johns and Matt Wright &Continue reading “Foot Solutions Grand Slam – By the Numbers (Part One)”

Analytics Introduction

While baseball, basketball and football have led the way in the analytics revolution in sports, professional pickleball is still new to the scene that there hasn’t even been a basic statistical review on how the games elite are performing on the court.  The Dink Tank is going to conduct periodic analytic reviews to help youContinue reading “Analytics Introduction”