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PICKLEBALL INSTRUCTION PICKLEBALL 411 UR O Y E V O R P IM T O H S K DIN OURT DINK -C S S O R C WITH THE BY RUSTY HOWES | WWW.PICKLEBALLCHANNEL.COM you can turn back to when you’re not on the court. 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 LENGTH ADVANTAGE “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. 40 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 TO SUBSCRIBE CALL 724.942.0940 OR GO TO THEPICKLEBALLMAG.COM