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Tony Roig
Tony Roig

Avoid POPPING the Pickleball | Easy Pickleball Error Fix

Popping the pickleball makes it harder to control your shots. This applies to dinks, serves, returns of serve, you name it. Rather than popping the ball, toss or throw it with your pickleball paddle. Your control will improve, your shots will be better and you will reduce your pickleball errors.

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.


  1. Avatar photo Mary Ann Markley on September 23, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    I feel like you are talking to me. Every video applies to me and what I do wrong. Lightbulbs. Thanks. I love you guys. Now if I can just gain control…

    • Avatar photo CJ Johnson on September 25, 2022 at 6:30 pm

      We’re glad that you’re getting the help you need. Keep practicing, you’ll gain control

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