Pickleball – Pickleball BANGERS everywhere – What do I do? | Pickleball Strategy

Pickleball – Pickleball BANGERS everywhere – What do I do? | Pickleball Strategy

Pickleball – Pickleball BANGERS everywhere – What do I do? | Pickleball Strategy
Timestamps: Pickleball BANGERS
00:00 – Introduction
00:20 – Power Imbalance
02:20 – Strategies to Neutralize
04:00 – How to face the Pickleball Bangers
18:25 – Make the Banger Play – A Soft Game
19:15 – Dance and Disengage

Are you facing pickleball bangers? Don’t know what to do when you are playing pickleball against a banger? Feel overpowered on the pickleball court?

Learn to neutralize the banger’s power “advantage.” Bring the banger to heel by making him or her play your pickleball soft game.

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Good luck out there.
Tony
In2Pickle Player Development
Tony@In2Pickle.com

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Pavel Bojar

Takanoyama Shuntarō aka Pavel Bojar – The Smallest Sumo Champion


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50 Comments

  1. ed burgler on November 30, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    Very good advice Tony. Your videos make a lot of sense and are easy to put into practice. Keep them coming.



  2. Randall Kadish on November 30, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Tony, one thing I’ve been thinking about. In your earlier video you suggest attacking most balls that are above the net. I like to bang sometimes. How is attacking a ball and banging a ball different? In other words, if I attack how can I make sure my shots stay in? Thanks, Randy



  3. Scooby Doo on November 30, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    Shouldn’t a banger just dink it?



  4. Scooby Doo on November 30, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    Stop talking so much and get to the lesson



  5. bfulton71 on November 30, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    Great video on how to drill to let those hard shots from bangers when they are off the base line. One technique I use is to stay off the NVZ a little bit when the bangers are up close. This gives me time to pivot away from their body shots and let the ball go by. If they do dink – I can just step closer in with one step. This drill you have is great for practicing this. Well done.



  6. Jerry Roberts on November 30, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    Practicing and "Planning" to Roll out of the way are good comments. Most of us just react, many times too late. Thanks for dong these.



  7. Benjamin Leavitt on November 30, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    “You’re not going to beat them”
    Tony – crushing intermediate players’ dreams and making points for years.



  8. Roberto Donati on November 30, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Haha. I love how Alex is looking around getting frustrated – "Come on dude, feed me the ball already!"



  9. Joel Leong on November 30, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    This is one of my favorite of Tony’s videos. The percentage mentality is totally awesome to me.



  10. Aloha Leslie on November 30, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    I think your advice is right on! However, sadly I tried that last night with two young male opponents (who not only banged the heck out of the ball, but had phenomenal spin control!). I was definitely and obviously out of my league. LOL Whenever I dinked or dropped (pretty good ones too), they took my shots that dropped below the net and did the old flick shots for winners. I felt like I had never stepped onto a court before! My partner had a similar game style as our opponents. A lesson in sticking to my skill level. 🙂 Although I always learn something from playing with better players, from court positioning, staying mentally and physically alert, as well as developing faster reflexes. Thanks Tony!!! Your videos are always appreciated by me.



  11. Arlene Marshack on November 30, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    too much talking



  12. Chris Lad on November 30, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    Too much talking without visual examples.



  13. Grace on November 30, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    Great advice. I’ve only been playing 5-6 months but my biggest grief is the banger who drives bullets into my chest. Sometimes I can get my paddle on it; other times, no. But I like the idea of just moving out of the way. I did that the other day and the ball was in but I didn’t care. I was able to jump aside quickly enough to avoid the bullet! 🙂



  14. Grace on November 30, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    Unfortunately toward end of video when you are talking about "throwing" the ball, you are completely out of angle of camera and we can’t see what you are doing. Do you have another video where you do this and we can see you? 🙂



  15. MARSHALL WISE on November 30, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    Way too long presentation.



  16. Tony G on November 30, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    Too damn much talking and not enough demonstration…..he’s not a coach



  17. Shu Shabo on November 30, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    Wow…on and on and on. Type out your original video and eliminate all your babble.



  18. Just saying Zud on November 30, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    This guy takes 5 minutes to say something that shoulders 1 minute. Way too much talk.



  19. KJ Price on November 30, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Great advice. We lose a lot of points because we want to hit EVERY ball. I have noticed when I’m watching others play, that a lot of the balls would have gone out if they had left them!



  20. guy loehr on November 30, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    as with all the videos, it comes back to GOOD judgement and knowing the game… I hit plenty of power shots, and I use quite a bit of top spin and the bottom will fall out of the shot.. and we know everybody NEEDS a overall balanced game, both of power and finesse dink shots… but mostly a player NEEDS good judgement…



  21. run_gavagai_run on November 30, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Really good stuff Tony.



  22. Doug Downey on November 30, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    The most valuable part of this video is his way of thinking about percentage play. Some
    strategies are the percentage play even if they don’t work every time.



  23. Calgary Glenmore Greens on November 30, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    An issue that this video does not address is the common occurrence where a soft player has a banger as their partner . In my experience , the two styles clash dramatically . Please advise .



  24. Bob Strawn on November 30, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    Good video, but slow down that warp speed talking! 😂😂



  25. Stanley Conti on November 30, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    Get to the point man.



  26. Dan Pulsifer on November 30, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Great advice and great drill. I’m going to introduce this to my classes. Thanks!



  27. Marilyn wilkinson on November 30, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Too much talking. Just get to it. had to turn off



  28. MK on November 30, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    As a 6’6” 235lb pure athlete pickleball player sorry I’m gonna bang! good luck bruh



  29. Ro Gal on November 30, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Dude, like 70% talk and 20% demo, 10% dead air.



  30. Dioselina Ocampo on November 30, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    I like you channel and your advices… let me tell you that I play at YMCA and indoor is kind of a little different that outside…🤔😬 but, I like both anyways..👌👍🤣



  31. Casey Brehm on November 30, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    This is an awesome video. Last few weeks I’ve been working on out balls and being cognizant of opponents telegraphing their shots (finding patterns in which they tend to lean toward). I play the very best with soft hands and strategy in mind. It’s easy to get sucked into the drive drive drive game when your opponent primary drives 90 percent of every shot. It’s amazing how this game is a game of errors and percentages. This is my favorite pickleball channel on YouTube by far (and there are some good ones). Thanks for the content



  32. Susan Woodward on November 30, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    I love playing with men…and that is not a thats what she said comment



  33. Michael Sliwa Speaks on November 30, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    Does Alex understand?😆



  34. LatiNoble on November 30, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Great drill at any level. We call it the “Neo” drill after that scene from the Matrix. I must say that I noticed as my group gets better at top spin drives and groundstrokes, more of the out balls are dipping in. It has not yet tipped the scales of the in/out ratio, but it has gotten me thinking about how that will affect the game in the future.



  35. Andrew Boeger on November 30, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    What shoes are you wearing? They look comfy and nice color scheme.



  36. Deb Shipman on November 30, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Too much talking!!!!



  37. Randall Kadish on November 30, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Really great instruction. Totally changed my perception of playing the game. Thanks so, so much.



  38. Gary Jones on November 30, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    I enjoyed very much the discussion about how to handle bangers.



  39. George Jesien on November 30, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    Too much talking …….. don’t talk so much – demonstrate!



  40. Jason Miklin on November 30, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    Great video, super helpful. But, omg people pay you and you get to hit them with drives 😂😂😂. I’m jealous.



  41. Roly Poly on November 30, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    A very helpful video. Coming from a softball background where you go full bore to get all balls it is very difficult for me to NOT let them go out. This helps me see the benefit of taking the risk to let it fly. It is a good thing that I can read fast because he was speaking so fast that I had to turn the CC on in order to understand what he was saying! Good job!



  42. Charlie Z on November 30, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Can you show some pickle ball games you have played, so that we could see how well you are able to play? Somehow, I feel you are not a very good player, yourself. Hope I am wrong.



  43. Timoti Batac on November 30, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    Still a lot of fundamentals need to consider. Otherwise, the players will remain frightened to face the fast ball. It needs practice proper defensive stance, proper grip, paddle positioning, stay more focus, and in reading the timing to catch the ball.



  44. Amir T on November 30, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    He talks about winning the percentage of "Alex’s" shots among other many other percentages…. like we have a data stat of every player that we play with or will come to play with or we have a super-computer in our head to quickly figure out to let a shot go by or try to hit it back.



  45. ed burgler on November 30, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    Tony how did you make those pvc pickleball pick er uppers shown in the video? What materials do you need? How do you keep the balls from coming back out?



  46. Kevin Bacon on November 30, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    I play with a few BANGERS. Some know that I’ll not back down and CRUSH the ball at me. In rec play I like to "stand and defend" even though I know the ball will go out.
    Kinda becomes "macho vs macho"..
    This was a really good video, maybe a skosh long but I like the drills.
    Come on out to Cali n we can talk Pickleball and drink expensive booze..🙃
    Ciao-



  47. Dwain Smith on November 30, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    why do you lump drivers and bangers together into one group?



  48. Debburt on November 30, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    Confusing lesson. I’m sure there is a simpler way to make your point.



  49. Robin Eric Barnett on November 30, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    Such great advice. If they are driving it consistently from down low and in front of the baseline … be prepared to let it fly. Make them prove they can hit that shot in. And if they slow it down, you have plenty of time to respond. Thanks.



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