Scooping Your Pickleball Dinks
By: Tony Roig | August 29, 2022 |

Scooping Your Pickleball Dinks? | Fix this Common Pickleball Error

Scooping your pickleball dinks leads to inconsistency and resulting errors. There is a fix this common pickleball technique error – and we share it with you.

If you want consistent pickleball shots, including your dinks, consider the trajectory of your paddle as it makes contact through the ball. A forward “scooping” paddle motion is more uncertain – less predictable – than a straight-through-the-ball paddle motion. Anytime you add variability into your pickleball game you increase the chance for more errors. If you ant more consistency, then reduce your variability and you will be a better pickleball player.

Give it a try and let us know what you think.

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.