Next Level 300 Series

Thank you for attending Lesson 3 of our 12 week Training Series! Please note that lessons do not have to be taken in numerical order. You are welcome to start anytime during the 3 month rotation.
Here are your notes and homework from class. Keep practicing to solidify all you learned.
Looking forward to seeing you next week!


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Dink Mechanic

  • Soft hand, Soft stable wrist, Soft body
  • Contact point out in front- about 12″ in front of your toes
  • Laid back wrist
  • Don’t take paddle back past your body
  • Slow smooth swing tempo consistent speed all the way through the shot
  • Guide the ball don’t strike the ball

Coneheads Drill

  • Set up cones 1 foot inside the NVZ and about 1 ft on either side of players stance. Place a ball on top of each cone as a target.
  • Part 1- Toss and Dink out of the Air
    • 1 player tosses a ball at the cones and their partner has to take ball out of the air and dink it softly back into the NVZ
  • Part 2 – Targeted dinking and Cone protection
    • Player 1 starts dinking straight on trying to dink and knock the ball off of Player 2’s cones.  
    • Timed rounds then rotate

Dinking Grinder Drill

  • Dinking  with Partner – Players try to keep the ball going as long as possible without making an error.
  • Variations
    • forehands only
    • backhands only
    • straight on
    • cross court