Pickleball Playing Tips

Forehand in the Middle – and Other Dangerous “Pickleball Aphorisms”

By Tony Roig / April 23, 2022 /

Aphorism -/ˈafəˌrizəm/ a pithy observation that contains a general truth, such as, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”. Alright, dangerous may be a bit much. But there are several statements offered by well-meaning players at the local courts that can be limiting (if not damaging) to a player’s game. We are going to dissect…

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Is That The Reason You Lost The Rally?

By Tony Roig / February 25, 2022 /
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I enjoy playing with different levels of pickleball players. From pro players to beginners. Go out there and bat the ball around, share some laughs and get some movement in. One of the things that stands out to me is how often players focus in on the “wrong” thing when they lose a rally. An…

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Want To Learn How To Be Good At Pickleball?

By CJ Johnson / January 29, 2022 /

Recently Sheri sent us this question: We live in an area that lacks a qualified pickleball instructor. Since both of us are over 60, what can we do to play smarter and more competitive pickleball? First, we want to congratulate Sheri for posing this question. Just because we are getting older doesn’t mean that our…

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How to Get the Most from Open Play Pickleball

By Tony Roig / November 12, 2021 /

Most pickleball players play some form of open play – from anyone can come to semi-private groups. In this article, we share some tips to take advantage of the open play pickleball near you and things that you can do to maximize your improvement. But before we dive in, those of you new to pickleball…

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Play Pickleball? No…Thank…You

By Tony Roig / September 29, 2021 /

It took me almost 52 years to figure out how to properly use this simple three-word phrase, no thank you, to exercise my agency. I had been playing in a group. There were a few other players drilling and some playing on courts near us. We were done for the day and were getting ready…

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Caution – Bad Pickleball Advice Ahead

By Tony Roig / May 7, 2021 /

Most of us started our pickleball journey learning from the pickleball enthusiasts who preceded us. The sport was passed down to us from the court elders or the group’s pickleball experts who shared their nuggets of wisdom. “Stand up there when I am returning serve.” “The first team to serve only gets one serve.” “After…

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What Pickleball Tournament Play Taught Me About Rec Play

By Tony Roig / March 5, 2021 /

Last weekend, I competed in the Professional Pickleball Players (PPA) event in Tampa. Even though I was entered in the Senior Pro division, PPA events have skill levels and age events for all players. The division doesn’t matter. The things I garnered from those two days and what I’m about to share with you go…

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Hitting the OUT Ball-How To Eliminate YOUR Biggest Pickleball Mistake

By CJ Johnson / August 29, 2020 /

Don’t you hate it when you hit a ball that you know was going out? We’ve all done it before. You allow your opponents to stay in the point, and inadvertently help them build confidence. Identifying and not hitting an out ball as it flies through the air is a learned skill. Here are eight…

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That was my ball!

By Tony Roig / July 16, 2020 /

Was that my ball or your ball? Learn to think of it differently. Check out our blog and you will learn how.

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Avoid Red Herrings in Your Pickleball Training

By Tony Roig / February 11, 2020 /

You want to improve as a pickleball player. Stay on the right path for you and focus on real skills and concepts that will help. Avoid distraction.

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