Strategy/Partners

Are You Playing Ball-Over-Net Pickleball?

By Tony Roig / March 4, 2022 /

As you know, CJ and I have helped thousands of pickleball players over the past several years. I wanted to share with you one observation I have learned from this time teaching, playing, and studying the game. Too many players are playing ball-over-net pickleball. This is not a criticism. It is an observation. There is…

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How to out bang pickleball bangers-or should you?

By Tony Roig / February 5, 2022 /

One of the conundrums many pickleball players experience is how to develop an effective strategy when they are staring at a banger on the other side of the net. Pickleball bangers have been a part of pickleball since at least when I started playing in 2015. I am not sure whether banging has increased as…

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Forehand Takes the Middle or Do You Respect the X?

By Tony Roig / January 15, 2022 /

A commonly heard phrase in the pickleball community is the “forehand takes the middle.” A player often uses it right before they cross the centerline to hit a middle ball traveling to the opposite side of the court. But is that the right strategy? Do you know “Respect the X?” Early on in our path…

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Do you plan where to hit the pickleball or are you more reactionary?

By Tony Roig / December 4, 2021 /

Intentionality is a big concept. It covers a lot of ground. CJ and I use intentionality as a guiding principle in everything we do at WeArePickleball. From videos to camps to a phone conversation with a member. A great deal of what we teach can be boiled down to applying intentionality in your game and…

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STOP Making this Competitive Pickleball Mistake!

By Tony Roig / April 2, 2021 /

Are you stacking when in competitive or tournament play? If not, you are making a huge mistake. Whenever you are playing in a competitive or tournament setting, you are usually playing against players at your level. You might win. Or they might. The difference in skill between you and many of your opponents will be…

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Have You Become a Robotic Stacker?

By Tony Roig / April 2, 2021 /

  Are you stacking the way you should be stacking? Some pickleball players regularly stack. To other players, the mere suggestion of “stacking” makes them break out into a sweat. As a preliminary matter, stacking is a fantastic tool that all pickleball players should add to their toolkit. But … robotic stacking – more on…

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The Power of Pickleball Stacking-Maximum Tactical Advantage with Minimal Effort

By Tony Roig / March 26, 2021 /

Stacking is a pickleball strategy you can use to take control of your game. Stacking: is available for any level of pickleball play – 2.0 to Pro. allows you to take control of your side of the court. makes your strengths stronger and helps hide your weaknesses. You can stack regardless of your rating or…

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Why You’re Failing at Pickleball and How to Fix it!

By CJ Johnson / March 19, 2021 /

You return from the pickleball courts, feeling discouraged and disappointed. How could you have made so many mistakes? Just a few days prior, you felt so excited and full of promise knowing that you’d FINALLY found the solution to your problem on YouTube! You watched the latest video and knew that was the answer to…

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My Top Pickleball Strategy-How to Play Better FAST

By Tony Roig / March 12, 2021 /

How do you know what improvement path is going to get you the fastest results? Having played pickleball for about 5 years now, I have had the pleasure of meeting and playing with a variety of players from varied backgrounds each possessing different skill sets. We are all able to get on the court and…

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Stop Trying to Play Like the Pickleball Pro’s

By CJ Johnson / July 4, 2020 /

If you want to improve your pickleball, stop trying to play like the pros. That may seem counterintuitive, but let’s think about it for a moment. Chances are pretty good that unless you’re a pickleball pro, you don’t; Hit like a pro Play like a pro Train like a pro And most importantly, you don’t play…

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