BY RUSTY HOWES | WWW.PICKLEBALLCHANNEL.COM
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THE DINK SHOT
Steve Paranto: Dinking is a shot that you must have if you
want to excel and be a 5.0 player. The dink shot is that soft
shot that goes over the net and lands in the non-volley zone
or the kitchen. You really have two options: You can hit to the
opponent directly across from you, or you can hit cross-court or
diagonal. The diagonal shot has two big advantages.
In this article, Steve Paranto invites us to his home
“Pickleball 411” is a highly successful video show
on Pickleball Channel that is dedicated to providing
helpful information about the sport of pickleball.
But we know it is sometimes nice to read something
court where he explains the massive improvements
you can make to your game by using the cross‑court
dink shot instead of dinking straight across to
your opponent. Steve is a 5.0 player who has been
significantly involved in the sport for more than
40 years. Once you read through the article, make
sure you watch the full-length vide o that gives you
the visual tools you need to fully understand the
concept of the cross-court dink.
The big advantage about dinking cross-court is it allows
you to have more area so you can hit the ball shorter. If you’re
dinking directly across from you, you have very little space to
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