Hosted by: Tony Roig | June 22, 2023 |

#145- Resilience Can be Learned PLUS Always Apply this Rule to Your Play

What do you do when you face adversity and how do you react to it?

I came across an article about Novak Djokovic who’s arguably the greatest tennis player of all time. When asked about what makes him different, what allows him to keep going and to keep persevering, he said resilience.

This is indicative of something that we could all use in our games or helpful.

This week we’re talking about the super important concept that will help you play your best Pickleball.

Resilience is overcoming adversity and it could be something like the wind. It can be the sun. It could be you missed a shot. It could be a great shot your opponents hit. It could be a trickle over the net, whatever it is.

We’re all going to face adversity on the picket ball court. And that’s part of the game that we play.

Be the goldfish or become the goldfish- Ted Lasso


00:00 – Gaining Resilience on the Pickleball Court: What Novak Djokovic and Ted Lasso Teach Us

04:47 – Building Resilience Requires Intentionality: A Pickleball Podcast Tip

9:22 – In the Riff

13:28- See you at The Pickleball Summit 2023!

In the Riff we talk about two rules that I got told when I went out to open play.

I highly recommend the idea that you have a rule that says have fun. It changes how you’re engaging with the game and it’s a really good way of approaching things.

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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.