#138- Did I Almost Cry? Yes. Yes I did.
Quattro (4) tips to help you in your pickleball journey: A guide on a couple of things during the way
We’re going to cover; a perspective subject, talk about the body a little bit because it’s a super important part of the athletic pillar and I’m going to give you a tip that you can do as soon as you’re done with the podcast. We’re also going to talk about framing out failure.
1. Perspective: go out to the court with gratitude in your heart. You’ll feel better and play better. The perspective that we have when we go out to play pickleball, the context in which the pickleball game occurs is the same in the sense of our lives.
2. Your Machine: You need your body to perform its best if you are going to play your best. Start doing 1 thing today for your body. Or add something new if you already do body things. You’ll like what you get out of it.
3. Losing is not failure: We can all learn something from Giannis Antetokounmpo’s response to a reporter’s question about failure. Let’s reframe our faulty relationship with “failure.”
4. Emotion: Pickleball elicits a range of feelings – physical and emotional. I share with you my story from the US Open. It is ok to cry about pickleball :).
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00:00- Find perspective and gratitude on your journey with pickleball
04:48- A perspective on pickleball for body and mind
09:29- Giannis Antetokounmpo’s reframing of failure
14:05- A story from the 2023 US Open
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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.
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I scrolled right to 14:05 “A story from the US Open”…
Thanks, Toby, sports are so important in our lives, it would be natural with so much invested in the game, to “feel” something at the level you were playing at. The US Open is an honor to qualify for, so there’s that.
Our friend, DR. Peter Scales would be the first one to congratulate you, not only for being there as a player, but being a human being, too.
Congratulations on both your achievements and your human emotions. Let it out!
I always look forward to the release of a new podcast by Tony. The transparency of Tony in his excellent teaching is so evident with each podcast. These are always so well thought-out with respect to content and relevancy that I glean something from each one.
From a 3.5, 69-year old player who has absolutely fallen in love with this sport…..keep up the great work Tony! You are such a big help to so many players!