Hosted by: Tony Roig | May 12, 2023 |

#139- Focus on the Important and Be Your Own Coach

Keeping your eye on the ball is more than just watching the pickleball.

It also means differentiating what matters from what matters not so much. A good way of thinking about it is through marginal advantages.

Marginal advantages helps you understand areas of the game that are affecting your play when you’re out there, as opposed to those that are not. I’m going to tell you one area that’s not affecting your game that much is your pop ups.

In this episode we share with you how to use marginal advantages while you play and while you work on your game. Get the biggest “bang for your buck.”

We also help you with your inner-speak. Our guest, Martin Gutierrez @theforehandguy, shares with us the concept of being your own coach. By using this approach, you will strengthen the positive speak in your mind and diminish the negative talk that we all suffer from on the court.


00:00- Gain big marginal advantages and become your own coach

05:01 – Master your four shot volleys for maximized pickleball performance

09:56   Take control of your internal dialogue: Mastering the Superpower of Being Your Own Coach

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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.