Hosted by: Tony Roig | September 29, 2023 |

#159- The Best from our Archives – How to Use Fundamentals to Play Your Best PLUS the 80-10-10 Rule

You do not need a double topspin reverse shot with a pike finish to win at pickleball.

If you want to be a successful pickleball player in the sense of results, then the question is, what do you need to focus on?
It’s not the exciting things that will make you a better pickleball player.
What you do need are fundamentals and consistency. Stick to the basics. That is what wins pickleball games.
Once you’ve gotten that fundamental layer down and you’re solid with it, then you can start adding on top of it and keep on building your game to get to where you want to get to.
This is a rebroadcast of our Episode 2 from way back. The message is more important than ever with the increasing noise players are subjected to on the courts and in videos.

00:00 – 3 Tips for Improving Your Pickleball Game

04:28 – Keeping an Eye on Pickleball Fundamentals

08:50 – The 80/10/10 Rule: How to Matriculate Through Pickleball and Improve.

Also learn about the 80-10-10 rule in Tony’s weekly riff.

80 % of the time you try and play games around your level, right? Don’t turn your back on those that are still learning or those that are coming in behind you to learn the game.

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→ Check out Tyrol shoes Use code BP10 at checkout (if you are a System member, use the code inside your course).

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→ Getting Started Beginner Materials here

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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.