Hosted by: Tony Roig | November 12, 2022 |

#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 this episode we give you several tips you can use to improve your focus – while giving you the proper framing: focus will come and focus will go. It is part of any athlete’s experience.

In the riff, we talk about an 11-9 game vs an 11-6 or even 11-3 game. They may feel the same, but are they? Proper perspective can help you better appreciate your efforts (as well as those of your opponents) out on the courts. Let us know if it works for you!


Tony Roig

Hola. Hello. Konichiwa. After 40 years playing tennis, I am now a full-time pickleball player and professional. As a 5.0 rated Senior Pro Pickleball Player and an IPTPA-certified Master Teaching Professional, my focus is on helping players like you learn to play their best pickleball. In 2016, shortly after starting to play pickleball, my friend Tom and I jumped into the highest division at the first US Open in Naples, Florida. That morning it became clear just how much there is to learn in this seemingly simple sport – a lifetime of learning if you so choose. Since 2018, I have been on a mission to share my knowledge of pickleball so other players can enjoy the game at a higher level and attain their pickleball objectives. When not studying or playing pickleball, I like to travel with my other half, Jill.