Say Goodbye to Dink Pop-Ups with This Quick Tip
By: Tony Roig | April 7, 2024 |

Say Goodbye to Dink Pop-Ups with This Quick Tip

Dink Pop ups, no player likes them. A lot of players dink by bringing the paddle back and softening it up once they get to the ball.

The problem with that dink is you can lose control of the amount of energy you have in the shot.

It’s the number one reason you are popping up your pickleball dink. A pop-up leads to effortless putaways and easy points for your opponents.

It’s crucial to master the proper technique to keep the ball low and controlled.

0:00 Introduction and Tony getting smashed with a ball

0:45 Energy into the ball

1:03 The solution to your popups

Watch the full video to help you make more compact movement, the way David and I dink in this video, and you’ll pop it up less.

Links Mentioned In The Video

→ The Pickleball System Class

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.