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Tony Roig
Tony Roig

#150- The Secret Sauce of Pickleball plus No Winter Starvation for You

The best pro players have their motions very compact. They’ve figured out they don’t need all that excess motion.

This includes motion with the paddle, which causes loss of control and greater chances of error.

This week’s podcast will help you really gain focus on what you’re doing and also improve your pickleball because you’ll be able to shed so much noise out of the situation that you’re in and I’ll give you examples of a couple of situations.

For instance, you can focus on the three key shots and become very good at those three shots. You’ll be amazed at how well you can play pickleball with just those three shots.

 Chapters:

00:00- Less is More: A Secret Sauce to Unlock Your Pickleball Potential

05:07- The Benefits of the Less Is More Approach to Pickleball

10:27- Applying a ‘Less is More’ Approach to Pickleball: Maintaining Perspective and Keeping Things in Context

15:11- Don’t Let A Loss Ruin Your Winter: Balancing Adversity and Performance in Pickleball

In the Riff, we’re going to be talking about a concept that I was reminded of in the last couple of days.

Maintaining perspective and keeping things in context when we’re playing the particular role out there.

Send us an email: therapy@betterpickleball.com

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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.

2 Comments

  1. Avatar photo Carol Sedlacek on July 29, 2023 at 7:08 pm

    Just really started to follow and watch your video on a loose grip! I knew this but never really put into practice! I have started too and already I can an improvement in my game!
    Carol

    • Avatar photo CJ Johnson on July 30, 2023 at 6:47 am

      Welcome to the community!

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