#115- How Pickleball Impacted Mark’s Life – His Story

By Tony Roig / December 2, 2022 /

This week we share Mark’s story with you. Hear how pickleball impacted Mark for the better. It is always helpful to hear from other players like us. In the riff, I share with you how I break down a match video to find trends and see what strategies work and which ones do not. If…

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#114-Avoid Confusing Loss With Failure -They are Different

By Tony Roig / November 25, 2022 /

Oftentimes when we lose a game we feel like we failed. The same is true when we win: we feel like we succeeded. This, however, wrongly conflates  success/failure with winning/losing. Here is the thing, you can fail completely and still win and you can 100% succeed and still lose. Think of a pro match at…

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#113-Confident Pickleball Is Knowing Pickleball

By Tony Roig / November 19, 2022 /
Confident pickleball is knowing pickleball

Confidence is “a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities.” That means there are two parts that we need to feel confident on the pickleball court: (a) ability and (b) appreciation of this ability. The result: a feeling of self-assurance. You know what destroys our confidence? Doubt. More specifically,…

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#112-Keeping Your Focus Out on the Court

By Tony Roig / November 12, 2022 /

  Focus will ebb and flow when you play pickleball. It is the most natural of things. But there are things you can do to improve your focus, particularly in those crucial moments: the pivot points of a game. In this episode we give you several tips you can use to improve your focus –…

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#111-Two Tips From Top Senior Pro’s Jose Derisi and Scott Crandel

By CJ Johnson / November 5, 2022 /

The best is when the lessons from the top pro players are things that can help us in our games and also things that are achievable by us – no matter our level. I had the opportunity to speak with two of the two senior pros in pickleball at the recent APP tournament in Hilton…

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Do You Need the Sprinkles On The Ice Cream To Be Happy?

By Tony Roig / October 28, 2022 /

Sometimes we lose sight of the bowl of ice cream that we have in front of us. We did not get sprinkles, or fudge, or whipped cream in our ice cream. Does that make the bowl of ice cream any less delicious? Reframing our relationship with pickleball can help us not only feel better about…

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How to keep your eye on the ball

By Tony Roig / October 21, 2022 /

Want to play your best? You want to keep your eye on the ball. Step 1 – what is going to give you the biggest benefit (bang for your buck)? Step 2- stay on the area identified in Step 1 as long as necessary. In the riff, we talk about a trick you can use…

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How do you play with a partner who does not see things your way?

By Tony Roig / October 14, 2022 /

One of the best aspects of pickleball is open play. As a social sport, we get to play with pickleball players from all sorts of backgrounds and walks of life. While this is usually great, there are times when playing with “random” pickleball partners drawn from a stack of paddles can prove challenging.   In…

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ON YOUR WAY No. 2 Special Episode

By Tony Roig / October 7, 2022 /

Heading out to the Pickleball courts? Get yourself ready to play your best out there and to fully enjoy the day. In this special episode we help you get ready. Focusing on what it is important and preparing to ignore the noise out there will improve our chances out there. Think of this podcast as…

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Prepare to play your best pickleball out there

By Tony Roig / October 1, 2022 /

When we think of winning as getting to 11 first and losing as when our opponents get to 11 before we do, we rob ourselves of the benefits that can come from score losing a game. The only way we grow as pickleball players is when we are pushed to do so – this often…

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