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

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

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 ...
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Confident pickleball is knowing pickleball

#113-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. ...
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#112-Keeping Your Focus Out on the Court

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

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

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 ...
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How to keep your eye on the ball

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

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 ...
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ON YOUR WAY No. 2 Special Episode

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 ...
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Prepare to play your best pickleball out there

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 ...
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Getting the Information That is Right for You | PLUS the 2023 Rules Spin Serve Update

As you learn more, it is important to accurately understand what you are hearing out there – including from us. Oftentimes we find that tips or instruction are misapplied or misunderstood by players. This not only undermines the potential benefit ...
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This is BAD Advice – Don’t do it

All pickleball players have received advice about how to play the game, particularly when we were beginner pickleball players. Some of the advice is good: how to score a pickleball game, where to stand when your partner is returning serve ...
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Maximize Your Work and Avoid Time Wastes

None of us has unlimited time in our days, and certainly not unlimited time to work on our pickleball games. If we want to play our best pickleball, we must prioritize the areas of our game that are most important; ...
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