How to play against hard-hitting bangers in pickleball explained did you just return from a day of grueling pickleball maybe you've never had a bad day playing pickleball but you know someone who has your days get considerably worse if you're forced to play against hard-hitting bangers dealing with a pickleball coming at your.

Face at 50 miles per hour is challenging and frustrating trust us we get it there are plenty of other players who also struggle with bangers however we will explain the fundamentals behind dealing with bangers and pickleball and show you how to put them into practice we will discuss all you need to know about bangers let's get started hello and.

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Our recent videos in today's video we're going to talk about the best strategies that you should know while playing against deadly bangers in pickleball now let's get right into the video okay so first things first accept it pickleball will forever include banging it as a legitimate strategy it won't go gone anytime soon sometimes I feel bad about.

Using the word Banger since it can come out as offensive there's no problem with people who hit the ball hard all the time they're just doing what they want to do while playing the game I assure you that no one would be swinging that hard if it weren't productive but I want you to commit yourself that will no longer allow yourself to get frustrated.

By such matters promise good enough with this knowledge in hand you'll be able to make the corrections that will lead you back to prosperity to start let's talk about the basics start letting balls go out if you're looking for a quick fix concentrate on this one my first question to anyone who comes to me with a problem involving bangers is.

Always where are you hitting the ball in respect to your body most people speak at or slightly below shoulder height but most of those projectiles will certainly miss their targets if your opponent is a banger you shouldn't be hitting so many high balls it's probably you're leaving and if you try to attack them you'll just be walking right into their trap.

Let some balls fly past you and watch what happens you might be pleasantly surprised I suppose there are of course always exceptions to the rule let me explain topspin pickleball Thompson is extremely important on powerful shots whether or not you allow an incoming ball with Tom spin to go out will depend on its trajectory and your position in.

Relation to the kitchen line a Ball's chance of going out increases as its Top Spin decreases the reason for this is that topspin causes the ball to fall at a faster rate than it would if it didn't have any spin at all that that's why releasing ball is such a delicate dance we've all heard the old adage shoulder High Let It Fly yet a ball struck very.

Hard and with no topspin will likely go up you need some Top Spin to Win but how can you tell whether or not it has topspin I don't know if there's topspin first keep your eye on the ball the holes are visible while it's in flight then it does not have topspin if on the other hand the ball appears solid it's because the ball's rotation is so fast.

That your eyes are unable to detect the holes that's code for topspin which is the most plausible interpretation players inside is another option does this player have a history of disappointing you have you previously permitted one of their shots that subsequently drove down at the final second this player obviously has.

Excellent topspin depending on the answer to that question you might not be able to release quite as many of those balls watching their body language can give you Clues as to whether or not the ball has topspin did they play tennis do they swing so violently that they injure their wrist by bringing them up if so that'll be a great deal of topspin one.

Of the best and most efficient strategies to be the The Banger is to let the balls go out it's less likely that they'll bang it again so we've let Mary's balls get to the Baseline bang is from the Baseline regarding difficulty they're the lightest hard shots you'll ever have to deal with however there are certain crucial misunderstandings that.

Must be addressed the third shot Drive in the fifth shot Drive follow-up are the most typical difficult Strokes you'll work when defending against an opponent who is in the Baseline position don't worry about the third shot Drive the terrifying part is the fifth shot Drive first though let's discuss the third shot Drive.

Third shot Drive third shot Drive may have you scratching your head even though it may seem counterintuitive the third shot Drive isn't necessarily meant to win the point rather it's meant to set up the fifth shot this roll would be broken if there was a glaring hole in the defense such as a free sideline getting to the fifth shot drop or drive.

With minimal effort is the primary goal of the third shot drive or in many cases with newcomers to make a window appear that can be closed which would you choose a 22 foot drop shot or a 14-foot drive on your fifth attempt the 14 footer seems like your better bet to you in this way in the third shot Drive successfully completed most people.

Struggle greatly when it comes to successfully blocking a third shot Drive consequently they either pop it up for them to crush or block it into the middle of the Court The Banger has the ball in Prime position at Mid Court the hastily approach paying it even harder and leave you in much more apparel how to handle third shot drives the most.

Common tactical mistake when using bangers at the Baseline is to try to prevent the shot before it even gets to mid-court this is exactly what they were hoping for as it'll encourage them to either Rush up or finish it off or create a fifth shot drop that's even easier that is why it's a bad idea to return to third shot Drive near the.

Midcourt line so you can see what I mean I've included an illustration below there are two main approaches you can take the first and most popular strategies to attempt to put them back on their feet as long as it lands at their feet regardless of how near they are to the net you've done your job to put it simply when you smash the ball to.

Their feet they don't have time to let it bounce high they're unable to deliver another powerful blow the second strategy is preventing it from entering the kitchen but there are some serious drawbacks to this that I want to point out to you this is a risky move that I would only take if I'm confident my opponent couldn't get there in time or.

Was otherwise immobile keep in mind that your third attempt should involve a trip to the kitchen helping them out rather than helping yourself if you don't restrict their path to the kitchen therefore I like to try to knock them off their feet that way you can avoid blocking it into the other team's territory or even worse popping it up.

Hitting into mid Court you can use this strategy to reduce the number of times you send the ball sailing into the distance just block the ball across the court instead of straight on to make it more difficult for the offensive team to run up and drive the ball at you you should move across the floor if you find yourself blocking shots too far back.

Towards mid Court bangers at the net let's get on to the mean of the matter it's frustrating to have the ball thrown at you but if you can keep these ideas in mind you'll be able to deal with the adversity better prediction and planning are the keys to success when trying to beat a hard hitter at the net you need to anticipate.

Their moves before they even swing let's start with the very first issue player knowledge now as I mentioned before player knowledge is crucial someone with a History of Violence is considerably more likely to throw you a hard one not to add in competitive games or tournaments people are far more inclined to strike you hard if they know you.

Dislike it it's crucial to know not only your own play style and history but also those of your opponents in pickleball games the higher the better the greater the height of the Baltimore Force may be used in a hit if you can get a good solid blow on it the bomb will move further and faster to put another way you won't be able to throw any.

Curveballs at your rival no I'm not referring to those annoying pop-up Windows yes of course to put it plainly referring to hide digs your dinks will be more effective against a banger if they fly high and bounce high above the net keeper dinks at a low height so that your opponent can easily make a solid contact with them block working power.

Shots grew to the master the skill blocking hard shots at the net but there's something I want to keep in mind from the start this is a case where less really is more take this to heart one of the most frequent 3.0 3.5 mistakes I see is an attempt to hit a power shot almost always this will lead to a catastrophic failure trust me I've been there.

Reducing your anxiety is a good first step in learning how to block powerful shots successfully when a drive is imminent maintaining composure is crucial make an effort to calm down first now you'll do better if you can chill out technique being calm is the most important part of blocking a powerful strike the rest of the.

Technique is easy you only want to put your paddle in the ball's path let go of it and let the ball roll past you you need to be assured in your ability to take no action at all maybe strike the ball hard enough the force transfer to your paddle will be more than enough to send it back over with minimal impact your block shot will be more effective.

If you do as little as possible to set it up the Elegance of this method is how simple it appears to be obviously that's not the case but it's the kind of thing you want your opponent to think about they should be thinking wow this isn't going well I can't seem to get any of my hard shots to go anywhere but back over the goal instead I should go to the.

Dinking this occurs rather frequently and it's the best feeling in the world how to handle pop-ups your grip pressure is likely to blame for popping up the ball I've noticed any common strategy is to drop the pinky finger from the grip that will help you for the time being but it won't solve the problem permanently relaxing your hold is your.

Greatest strategy you can get used to it by giving it a shot in recreational play pay attention to how hard you're gripping things throughout the day if you want to get better at this in what matter are you holding the wheel whose toothbrush is this the curling iron belonging to you you may take your awareness of your grip pressure and.

Apply it to pickleball when all these defensive measures are together magic occurs when you do the whole thing clicks into place so what is your approach towards hard-hitting bangers and pickleball tell us in the comments also don't forget to like this video and share with your fellow picklers those if you love.

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Did you just return from a day of grueling pickleball?

Maybe you’ve never had a bad day playing pickleball, but you know someone who has.
Your day gets considerably worse if you are forced to play against hard hitting bangers.
Dealing with a pickleball coming at your face at 50 miles per hour is challenging and frustrating. Trust us, we get it.

There are plenty of other players who also struggle with bangers. However, we will explain the fundamentals behind dealing with bangers in pickleball and show you how to put them into practise. We will discuss all that you need to know about bangers! Let’s get started!


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