Hosted by: Tony Roig | April 27, 2023 |

#137-Stop Chasing Winners and 2023 Open Notes

If you can STOP chasing winners, you will win more. When you chase winners, you make more mistakes.

When you make more mistakes, you lose more points. Simple as that. CJ and I got back from the US Open on Saturday and I’m going to talk a little bit about the US Open more.

If you haven’t checked out our latest video on the Into Pickle Channel on YouTube, I think you’ll find it interesting.

It’s a video entitled Lob Battle.

Going  down the hitting winners mentality will really lead you astray.

One of the greatest unforced errors that you’re committing probably is hitting out balls. Consider maybe adding out balls to your consideration of areas to work on

Stop Chasing Winners. Make less errors – and you will win more rallies (and games).  You will win the rallies by allowing your opponents to make the error.


00:00- Stop Chasing Winners: A Pickleball Therapy Podcast

05:02- Reducing Unforced Errors In Pickleball To Maximize Performance

10:10- Playing a Fundamentally Sound Game: A Summary of the 2023 US Open

In the riff, I share with you parting notes about the 2023 US Open tournament and what I learned from playing it.

If you want to be more successful playing pickleball and end up on the positive side of more rallies than your opponents, play the game according to its rhythm and also your skill set.

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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.