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Tony Roig
Tony Roig

#120- Are You Protecting Your Journey?

Happy 2023. We are going to get right back into the swing of things.

First: are you protecting your pickleball journey?

You have agency over what you allow to come into your journey – use the agency.

We give you some tips to help you keep the barbarians at the gate (good book if you are looking for one).

In the riff we discuss achievability.

Perhaps you have objectives that you want to achieve in pickleball. That is great – but it helps for you to know that you can achieve those objectives. Add “achievability” to your 2023 vocabulary.

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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.


  1. Avatar photo Sherry Troxel on January 9, 2023 at 9:50 am

    What does riff stand for in your podcasts? I just started listening to them.

    • Avatar photo CJ Johnson on January 13, 2023 at 4:18 am

      Hi Sherry, think of it like a musical riff. At end of each podcast Tony does a short segment where he talks about a topic of interest. Enjoy!

  2. Avatar photo Bernnie Morgan on January 17, 2023 at 10:33 am

    Tony, many months ago CJ (I think CJ) talked about counting strokes in a rally. I never got past 5 that day.
    I have worked on getting 5-6 without much luck. Now with your system working on reaching the objectives I feel I know why and what I am doing. However this morning, I can not control my partner or my opponents. I just keep hitting my shots. It is funny that many clap at a long rally but the next rally is back to 1-2 – Smash?

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