Hosted by: Tony Roig | September 16, 2023 |

#157- The Pickleball Unicorn PLUS Everything Matter (or does it?)

Unicorns are awesome, in concept, they’re elegant animals, powerful, smart and they’re wise.

And sometimes we keep on getting offered unicorn, whether it’s unicorn shots or unicorn strategies on YouTube.

Pickleball players are drawn more to ‘three tips for this’ or ‘two tips for that’ kind of videos because the YouTube algorithm creates and rewards content that might seem pretty cool, or unicorn, at first.

Ask yourself these questions; is the content right for me where I am right now? is this what I need right now in my pickleball journey?

The word of the week is UNICORN and in this podcast episode I explain to you the real unicorn in pickleball. I’m going to give you a little bit of a Kansas City shuffle, a little bit of looking left and going right.

Remember, everything matters and nothing matters.

In the riff, we’re going to talk about a concept that was in a movie that I saw a little bit ago now.

There’s a phrase in that movie that I think we can apply to our pickleball experience in terms of both the positives and the negatives that sometimes happen.


00:00 – The Kansas City Shuffle

04:46 – Navigating YouTube Algorithms and Advice on the Pickleball Courts

09:19 – Understanding the Real Unicorn of Pickleball

14:27 – Finding the Balance Between Everything Matters and Nothing Matters in Pickleball

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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.