Hosted by: Tony Roig | November 19, 2022 |

#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. The result: a feeling of self-assurance.

You know what destroys our confidence?


More specifically, doubt in our ability.

Doubt can originate from one of two places: either you lack the ability and know it or you do not know what abilities you are supposed to have and so doubt in the dark, so to speak. This latter one is doubt that arises from the doubt itself.

So, what can we do about it? Can we take steps to improve our confidence out on the pickleball court?

The good news is “yes.” You can gain more self-assurance on the court and, in so doing, quiet the doubts in your mind. This quiet will, in turn, allow you to play even better and better pickleball. Before you can work on the thing you want to do better, you have to know what it is and how to do it properly.

If you do not know where to start, click here. It will start you down a path of clear and actionable knowledge.

Start applying it to your game and your confidence will climb. Even when you miss a shot you will be able to say “I know what to happened there.”

That is self-assurance.

Then keep an eye out for the next System class. When a System class opens for registration, get in there.

There are no obstacles to joining the class, other than a willingness by you to put in the work to learn the lessons in there. Better yet – join the waitlist for our next class here and make sure you get your seat.

Remember that confidence comes from an appreciation of your abilities. Improve your abilities through “knowing doing” and become the best player you can be.

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Stay well,


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.