Hosted by: Tony Roig | October 20, 2023 |

#162- The Best from our Archives Part 4 – Winning is a Bowl of Ice Cream | PLUS Focusing on those Pivot Points

Are you winning? In this episode we suggest you may already be winning.

Every single time that you step out on the pickleball court, you’re getting a bowl of ice cream- you’re playing pickleball. You’re doing an activity that makes you happy.

You are getting to get some exercise, which is fantastic, you get to see some friends, and there may be some people that you don’t want to see. That’s just the way it is.

We lose sight of the bowl of ice cream because sometimes we are not going to get the fudge, or maybe we’re not going to get the sprinkles.

The key is not to lose sight of the fact that you already got the ice cream. In other words, your baseline. Listen to this episode as I explain to you that baseline and why everyday is a day to win on the pickleball courts.

Improve your results as well as your relationship with pickleball by eating some more ice cream. What could be better?


00:00 – Winning in Pickleball: The Bowl of Ice Cream Analogy
04:24 – Reframe Your Thinking and Improve Your Pickleball Game!
09:13 – Tackling Pivot Points in Pickleball: 3 Tips for Improving Your Game
13:22 –  15:16 Increase Intentionality and Ace the Game: Unlocking the Potential of Pivot Points

In the riff, I share some thoughts about pivot points.

These are the points that change a game. Are you hunkering down when they are yours? Hunkering down when the other team is looking to capitalize on theirs?

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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.