Next Level 350 Series

Thank you for attending Lesson 7 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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Rescue Dink

  • This dink gets you out of trouble when you are pulled out of position
    • Most commonly the shot that has pulled you out really wide at the NVZ
    • Too many players want to swing at this ball
    • We need to Rescue dink this to keep our team in the point
  • Put on the breaks and breathe! EXHALE
  • Slow swing – it will feel like slow motion
  • Smart placement
    • If the ball gets behind you – down the line but not too close bc of Erne
    • Aiming for mid kitchen in front of the person directly across from you is a great spot

Net Taps Drill

  • Players stand across the net from each other at the NVZ.
  • Players hit a shallow lift dink then touch the net with their paddle
  • Player must back up and take dink off the bounce after their partner hits a lift dink and then touches the net.

Dinking Accuracy

  • Forehands- push your thumbs towards your target
  • Backhands- push your knuckles towards your target
  • Follow through pointing your paddle, hips, toes and shoulders at your target
  • The finish of every shot is the beginning of the next shot

Side to Side Dink Drill

  • Players stand straight on to each other
  • 1 Player is just hitting back to partner’s feet focusing on accuracy and consistency 
  • 1 Player is alternating targeting backhand and forehand with each shot focusing on accuracy and consistency
  • 2 min round then switch roles

Paddle Face Watching

  • Watching your opponents paddle face tells you more than just watching the ball
  • As you opponent is prepping to hit- pay attention to the angle of the paddle face