Pickleball Playing Tips

Most Players Spin the Pickleball Wrong! – Pickleball Spins – Part 2

By Tony Roig / September 12, 2022 /

Will learning pickleball spins give you a small marginal advantage? Perhaps. But there are costs associated with learning and hitting with spins. Check out Video 1 in this series to learn more about whether spins suit your game. Earlier this year, one of our students returned for a second camp. He’d only been playing for…

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Everyone Wants To Spin The Pickleball. But Is It Right For Your Game?-Part 1

By Tony Roig / September 10, 2022 /

 Adding extra spin to the pickleball is not right for every pickleball player. Even if it is, there is a cost to adding spins to your pickleball game: (1) there are likely other shots and strategies that will be more beneficial to your game and results that you will not be working on. (2)…

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The 7 Best Lessons From THE Pickleball Summit 2022

By CJ Johnson / July 16, 2022 /

If you want to improve your game, these seven lessons from THE PICKLEBALL SUMMIT 2022 can help you unlock YOUR pickleball potential. While it would be impossible to cover everything we learned at the Summit in just one blog post – it is, after all, the largest gathering of pickleball professionals anywhere in the world…

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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 our desire…

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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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