Anyone who has played pickleball knows how it feels to cause a pop-up whether you're causing the pop-up or getting hit with the ball because of it this is one of the worst feelings today we're going to cover the common reasons why pop-ups happen and what you can do to stop them it's my hope that with this video you learned how to eliminate errors from.

Your game play with more consistency and win more points at the net let's get into it thank you welcome to high five pickleball where we help you play better win more and make the most of your time on the court my name is Adam Richards and today we're covering how to stop pop-ups.

When you're dinking at the net one of the primary goals is to hit unattackable shots so pop-ups are your worst enemy because they're essentially an assist for your opponent a few common reasons pop-ups happen are due to issues with individual mechanics and timing the good news is all those things can be fixed but before we do that I want to give you.

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One of the most common causes for pop-ups is your grip pressure it's important to have soft hands at the net and to do this you need to have a grip pressure of three or four out of ten to test this you can tap the sides when holding the paddle you should feel it move if your grip is three or four foreign.

Also one of the best indicators of where the ball is going is your paddle face if you grip your paddle in such a way that it is facing up when you hit the ball there's a good chance this could force the ball up for example your paddle should not be straight up and down at 180 degrees it's better to have a 90 degree angle.

Another common cause of pop-ups is due to wrist action during your swing when dinking you want to hit the ball using a pendulum swing motion from your shoulder this means your shoulder should be doing the work and your shots should be connected from your paddle to your shoulder your arm and wrist are stable and your.

Movement is smooth and compact if you engage your wrist you break the connection to your shoulder and open the door to more pop-ups it only takes a small movement of your wrist to pop up the ball so make sure to stabilize your wrist when you're at the net it's a good thing to volley the ball or to hit it out of.

The air because this takes time away from your opponent however if you overreach when volleying this can cause pop-ups when you overreach you should notice the shift in your balance but also your lower body will be in the air this is a sign you're overreaching also it's important to note here that you're making a decision to.

Take it out of the air or not for every shot you will need to make this decision quickly and to be prepared physically sometimes your opponent will push you deep or wide and force you to move if you choose not to take the ball out of the air you may be tempted to hit the ball from behind your body or outside of.

Your optimal contact Zone this can easily cause a pop-up instead choose to take a step back keep the ball out front and return an unattackable shot this rule also applies for shots that stretch you to the side if you overreach to the side this can throw you off balance instead take a step and.

Establish your feet before you swing so that's it those are a few easy ways to fix pop-ups in the non-volling zone if you enjoyed this content or learned something new please remember to like subscribe and hit that notification Bell so you never miss another update from high five pickleball thanks for watching.

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Anyone who has played pickleball knows how it feels to cause a pop up.

Whether you’re causing the pop up or getting hit with the ball because of a pop up, this is one of the worst feelings. Today we’re going to cover the common reasons why pop ups happen and what you can do to stop them. It’s my hope that with this video you’ll learn how to eliminate errors from your game, play with more consistency, and win more points at the net.

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