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 Head, SC. Scott Crandal and Jose Derisi had come back to win the gold medal in the men’s senior pro division the day before. I asked each of them separately for their perspective.
I asked Scott how he approached pickleball. His answer: fundamentals – that word that makes players run away.
I asked Jose for one piece of advice he had for new players. He said that players should not try to win the rally in one shot. Instead, work the rally and wait for your opportunity.
In the riff, we talk about framing the game with gratitude from the start. You will feel better and play better. Give it a try next time you play.
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