Hosted by: Tony Roig | September 1, 2023 |

#155- MAILBAG – Partner Play, Devastating Shots, and More (lots more)

If you’re dealing with something out there, we want to address it. In this and every other mailbag episode we get to answer what ails you.

What’s going on in your game? What challenges are presented to you? This is to hopefully help you improve your relationship with Pickleball, your perspective and how you enjoy this beautiful sport.

Number one- How do you pick a pickleball coach? If you’re trying to pick a coach, ask them for their philosophy and make sure that they have a framework component to what they’re teaching you.

Number two- Paying it forward to continue to give the gift of pickleball

Number three- How do we get in sync as partners and be able to work together as partners? In this episode I break it up for you a little bit on how you can effectively play together in terms of mechanical and strategic.

Number four- Playing with your significant other

Number five- Devastating versus Patience. What works? Spending time working on devastating shots that kind of wear off or being patient, disciplined and having fundamentally sound game?


00:00- Finding the Right Pickleball Coach: Pickleball Therapy Podcast Mailbag Episode

05:03- Paying it Forward: Achieving Partner Improvement for Tournament Play

09:36- Finding Balance in Pickleball: Syncing with Your Significant Other

14:34- Find the Balance with Your Significant Other While Playing Pickleball: The Hackenberg Rule

19:30- Pickleball Therapy: Time for the Mailbag Episode!

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If you like a video format better, check out the YouTube video of this episode here: MAILBAG – Partner Play, Devastating Shots, and More (lots more)- Episode 155

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→ Total Pickleball

→  Play with your spouse or life partner? – Have Harmony – The Hackenberg Rule

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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.