By: Tony Roig | February 7, 2022 |

Do you need spins to have good pickleball shots? | School of Hard Truths

Pickleball players think they need to spin the ball to be successful. Spins are not required and, in fact, can hurt your game. A fundamental stroke mechanic is the key. You want to have repeatable consistent shots. Get those first. Add spins later … if you want.

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.