Hosted by: Tony Roig | September 25, 2023 |

#1504- Special Episode – PPA Head Statistician Jim Ramsey – The Hard Numbers

In this special episode we have Jim Ramsey, the statistician at the PPA (Professional Pickleball Association).  Jim’s a fan of numbers because he spends a lot of time analyzing them.

He shares with us what he’s doing with the statistician role at PPA, how he is studying matches and how we can start using data to help our game because numbers don’t lie.

As a recreational player, one of the things Jim enjoy doing is seeing what are some of the statistics that he can get from the pro game to better his own game and help other recreational players.

We discuss the four metric- your serve, your return, the third, and the fourth. Getting the foundation of those first four shots as rock solid as you can to open up your options.

According to Jim, position, decision, execution are the three main things that go into a shot, and we can learn a little bit on how to improve our play by thinking about those aspects of the mental part of the game.

Listen to this episode to learn much more including Jim’s take on enforced errors!


00:00 – Jim Ramsey’s Role as the Statistician at the PPA

04:48 – The Impact of Netting on Pickleball Matches

10:10 – Winning at Pickleball: Analyzing Your Transition Play and the Impact of Dinks and Volleys

15:28 – Getting the Net Out of Your Game: The Get Past Four Metric

20:25 – Using Pro Pickleball Stats to Improve Your Game

Facebook group: Pro Pickleball Stats

If you like a video format better, check out the YouTube video of this episode here: Special Episode – PPA Head Statistician Jim Ramsey – The Hard Numbers

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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.