Have you ever seen someone playing pickleball and thought to yourself, "I could do that...if only I knew how to hold the darn paddle!"? Well, have no fear! This comprehensive guide will teach you everything you need to know about how to properly hold a pickleball paddle. By the end of this guide, you'll be ready to hit the court and serve up some dill-icious opponents!

There are two main ways to grip a pickleball paddle: the continental grip and the eastern forehand grip.

Types of Grips:

Continental Grip

Let's start with the continental grip, which is typically used for backhand strokes. To use the continental grip, simply place your hand so that your palm faces upward and your thumb and forefinger form a "V" shape. Then, wrap your remaining fingers around the paddle handle. That's it! You're now ready to make those backhand shots with ease.

Forehand Grip

Now let's move on to the eastern forehand grip, which—you guessed it—is typically used for forehand strokes. To use this grip, place your hand on the paddle so that your palm faces downward and your thumb and forefinger again form a "V" shape. Once again, wrap your remaining fingers around the paddle handle, but this time make sure that your index finger is extended along the top edge of the paddle face. This will help you get more power behind your shots.


Picking Up Pickleball Now that you know how to hold a pickleball paddle like a pro, it's time to put all that knowledge into practice! Grab a paddle and get out there on the court—before somebody else snags all the dill Pickles!

One More Thing:

If your thinking you may need paddles for playing pickleball, you are right.  So where do you begin to look?

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