Learn These 3 Spin Shots to Dominate Your Return
By: Tony Roig | May 14, 2024 |

Learn These 3 Spin Shots to Dominate Your Return

If you’re facing somebody who either has a killer spin serve or is hitting a tough return of serve, look to see what the ball is doing and then position yourself.

There are three different types of spins; one has a subpart, so there’s two pieces to it.

i) Fat ball that has no spin on it. It comes across pretty flat and neutral.

ii) Top spin where the ball rolls end over end.

iii) Slice or cut or under-spin that’s basically cutting underneath the ball.

When you face players who have different serves, who either cut it left to right, or they cut it right to left, you’ve got to put the ball back into play to dominate your pickleball return.

Watch this video as we show you how the three spins looks like and teach you how identify to the shot that’s coming your way and position yourself to hit a better shot back.

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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.