Hosted by: Tony Roig | July 6, 2023 |

#147- The Episode for YOU – Slow Yourself Out There (you’re welcome :))

When we’re either in open play or we’re working with some players, things seem to get really fast and everywhere, meaning the balls are going really fast.

What can happen is it can lead to less than optimal play for you. Because as you’re running around, rushing around, you’re not really taking the moment to focus on what’s next or what you need to do to correct whatever error you’re committing in your game.

You need to be able to see what’s happening on the court as you play in real time. Recognize what’s going on on the court and recall what happened to make adjustments in your game.

Get used to slowing things down. This will also lead into some intentionality for you because you’re being more intentional on your movements, intentional on your serve, intentional on your return of serve, and how you’re getting ready for them.

In this episode we’re going to be talking about slowing things down and not just the shots, we’re talking about slowing down the mind.


00:00 – Slowing Things Down

04:53 – Tips to Enhance Intentionality and Enjoyment

09:37 – Breathing Techniques to Help You Play Pickleball Better

In the riff we’re going to be giving you a tip on the actual technique you can use that you can employ to slow your mind down.

I think you’re going to find it super helpful. It’s a breathing technique that I learned from C. J. and we share in the camps that we do, the Pickleball system camps that we do with our campers.

If you like a video format better, check out the YouTube video of this episode here: The Episode for YOU – Slow Yourself Out There (you’re welcome :))- Episode 147

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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.