Hosted by: Tony Roig | October 13, 2023 |

#161- The Best from our Archives Part 3 – Forget the Score | PLUS There is more to Pickleball than Shots

Focusing on the score can distract you from obtaining the best results for your game.

Well, when you set out to play pickleball, you got to keep track of the score. And you got to know the score, otherwise you don’t know which side to stand on.

Score is something we cannot control. No matter what you do, you cannot control the actual score. So instead of focusing so much on the score, focus on things that you can control.

So the question is, what can you control? What you can control are the decisions that you make specific to the shot you’re hitting, where you’re hitting it, and the strategy you’re implementing.

Hyper-focus on those things that you have control over and not those you don’t have control over, you’ll have better results.

Listen to this podcast as I guide you on how to maintain that hyper-focus. It’s an important way of really focusing yourself when you’re playing out there, you’re going to play a lot better. And also about reframing how you look at the game.

In the riff, I share some thoughts about the multiple facets of pickleball – there is more than just the third shot.

Make sure that you have the right gear and you’re hydrating.  Also make sure you’re wearing the best clothing that’ll keep you cool the best while you’re playing out there.

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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.