9 Tips to Perfect Your Backhand Dink
By: Tony Roig | May 18, 2024 |

9 Tips to Perfect Your Backhand Dink

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player, these tips will help you improve your game to become a backhand dinking Ninja.

Minimize the amount of movement as you move laterally, and you’re going to get much more consistent with that backhand dink.

Footwork is a learned skill, and it’s going to take you some time to develop good footwork. But the most important thing is to be ready.

When it comes to the actual hitting of the ball, focus on three areas;

i) Paddle position at the time that you start your stroke.The less we take out the ball, the better our stroke is going to be.

ii) What drives the shot when it comes to a nice dink is your shoulder primarily. You’ll want to use more shoulder as opposed to doing a lot of wristy shots, elbow shots.

iii) The amount of swing, make the swing more compact. The more compact your swing is, the better your shot will be.

Master the backhand dink and take your game to the next level with the 9 essential backhand dink tips in this video!

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Tony Roig

Hola. Hello. Konichiwa. After 40 years playing tennis, I am now a full-time pickleball player and professional. As a 5.0 rated Senior Pro Pickleball Player and an IPTPA-certified Master Teaching Professional, my focus is on helping players like you learn to play their best pickleball. In 2016, shortly after starting to play pickleball, my friend Tom and I jumped into the highest division at the first US Open in Naples, Florida. That morning it became clear just how much there is to learn in this seemingly simple sport – a lifetime of learning if you so choose. Since 2018, I have been on a mission to share my knowledge of pickleball so other players can enjoy the game at a higher level and attain their pickleball objectives. When not studying or playing pickleball, I like to travel with my other half, Jill.