Dayne Gingrich - @Dayne
Detailed instructional outline by @PickleballPhil
I will be doing TWO challenges today! Jonny pickleball’s and Dayne’s! I am seriously loving all the information we are getting! How about you? I am most excited about the visualization. That is something that I have not been applying in my drilling and play. That is going to change! Remember that as you are doing this pay attention to when you are doing it. Be consistent and make it happen during a routine that you already have built into your day!
1. What are we doing
Setting aside ANOTHER 19 minutes to complete ANOTHER awesome challenge! We do this in order to grow together as a community and build habits that are going to keep us moving forward towards our ultimate goals! Today Dayne Gingrich is giving us an awesome set of drills that are going to increase our footwork. I like the focus on the split step and movement around the court.
2. Why it works
Remember your brain is hardwired to function within routine and habits. Try to do your drills at the same time in your routine! Dayne has you focusing on visualization and footwork. He believes that progression starts from the ground up and then to your paddle. I love this because if a crane doesn’t have the foundation the arm can’t move in the way it is meant to move. The same is with our bodies. If we don’t have the foundation of our bodies taken care of then we won’t be able to control our paddles.
3. How it relates to pickleball
Split steps are important as they allow us to stop and control ourselves in preparation for a hit. Preparation, practice and repetition are important to make this a natural part of our game. Do it over and over and it will become part of our game when we need it most
4. Outline & Demonstration
- split step, split step, split step, side (dink) to side (dink)
- split step, split step, split step, side (dink) to side (dink) backwards, center split step
- Hourglass split step (diagonal, straight, diagonal, straight then switch it up) each corner split step
Each one do 90 seconds each for 3-4 sets
- turn around and don’t run backward
- slower speed in order to adjust for the difficulty of the drill
Dimensions for a court are as follows:
Make your own pickleball court in your garage, or in the driveway. If you need to shorten the length of the drill and be excited for when you can get out on a pickleball court to practice this drill!
5. Go & Do - Return & Report
Review how this fits in your day, ALWAYS! Sometimes it takes multiple times of your routine to find out what you are willing to do consistently. Now, reply to this post and put your proof you completed the challenge! This is a GREAT video challenge for all of us to do that will help us improve our lives and ultimately work together towards a greater goal!