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Professional Pickleball player Kyle McKenzie and I take a deep dive into dinking as we discuss different aspects of the shot.  I have to admit this is one of my favorite interviews so far on the Pickleball Fire podcast as we really geek about this one shot but it is so important as you move into higher levels of play.

Show Notes

In this episode we discuss:

  • How Kyle’s high school tennis coach got him involved with Pickleball
  • How his background as a professional poker player influences his Pickleball game
  • The difference between a lift dink and push dink and when to use each one
  • How to recognize who has the control in a dink rally and why it’s important to understand this when building a point
  • How to know when to hit a dink in the air versus letting the ball bounce first
  • When to keep your toes near the kitchen line versus taking a step off the line to return a dink
  • How to know when you are over reaching when hitting dinks out of the air
  • What advantages you receive when stepping off the line to hit a dink
  • How your dink style should vary as your game improves
  • Options for where you should place a dink against your opponent

Mentioned in the Show

Tyson McGuffin Signature Pickleball Camps

Selkirk Invicta

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