Skip to content
1 min read

Improve Your Backhand With Balance

Quick Tips Stacie Townsend 10-18-2021

At times, pickleball players will mishit their backhand shots – for instance, their backhand dinks – because they pull their paddle-side shoulder and open up. For those pickleball players that are turning prematurely, try bringing your hands together on the pickleball paddle prior to contact, and then throwing your non-paddle hand backward in the opposite direction of your paddle striking the pickleball. Think of this like you are spreading your arms at contact (with a light bend in your elbow). By throwing your non-paddle hand backward in the opposite direction, you are balancing your body out ⚖️ and will be less likely to turn out and open your shoulder. As a result, by using your non-paddle hand for balance, you will also have less mishits on the pickleball court.

For a deeper dive on tips to improve your backhand shots, click here.

READ SIMILAR STORIES

View All

10-17-22

Stacie Townsend

PPA Championships Showcases 5th Triple Crown on the Year for Teenage Pickleball Phenom

The PPA Championships in Las Vegas is one of the biggest pickleball tournaments of the year. With it being a Major and significant...

11 min read

11-14-22

Stacie Townsend

I Got Really Good at Pickleball When…

Once you get a pickleball paddle in your hand, you may be like me and quickly commit to improving your skills. If you are...

7 min read

08-08-22

Stacie Townsend

Try Lead Tape!

2 min read