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4 Tips to Improve Your Pickleball Backhand

Most players struggle with their pickleball backhand.

Most players are more comfortable with either their forehand or their backhand. But more commonly, players are more comfortable with their forehand. In this week’s pickleball video we are going to spend some time fixing or building a solid backhand.

These 4 pickleball backhand tips will help you to become more confident and consistent with your backhand groundstroke.

0:00 intro
0:33 Positioning the paddle
1:20 Register for the free miniseries
1:39 Grip 2:55 Groundstroke-using the shoulder
5:35 Groundstroke with a ball
6:20 Mistakes players make
7:34 How to change direction with a backhand
8:25 Practicing against the wall
9:00 Body parallel to NVZ Are you New2Picklebal?

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  1. Marta Cuevas on October 9, 2022 at 4:30 pm

    I’m a beginners and these are great tips that I will work on . Thank you !

    • CJ Johnson on October 9, 2022 at 5:42 pm

      Hi Marta, Welcome to pickleball! We have a free 21 video beginner course. You’ll find it at https://wearepickleball.com/product-category/academy/

      • MICHAEL MAINGOT on October 9, 2022 at 9:59 pm

        Good backhand tips, my weak point. Will use shoulder

        • CJ Johnson on October 10, 2022 at 4:56 am

          Everyone has one side weaker than the other. Keep practicing!

  2. Lynnette Lubrant on October 9, 2022 at 5:02 pm

    Love this 5 tip video

    • CJ Johnson on October 9, 2022 at 5:42 pm

      Glad you found it helpful Lynnette

  3. Jeanne Swartzendruber on October 16, 2022 at 1:21 am

    Great tip on NOT using the wrist and elbow. Will work on that!

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