Hosted by: Tony Roig | December 1, 2023 |

#168- Navigating a Pickleball Game – the Score Does Not Tell the Story

You need to be playing in an environment where there’s a chance you’re going to lose.

If you’re playing pickleball in an environment where there is a 0% chance that you’re going to lose that game, you’re not playing at level and to my way of view in the game, you’re not really doing anything.

In this week’s episode, we’re going to talk about Navigating a Game. How we navigate a game of pickleball and I’m going to tell you a story that happened to me during nationals in a game that I played in, and how I experienced it.

Why is this important? Because when we get swept up in the score, let’s say that we’re down eight one or we’re up eight one, that tends to have an effect on how we feel during that phase of the game. And potentially also how we’re playing at that stage, when really it shouldn’t.

From this week onwards we want to try doing a single subject for the podcast. This will allow us to really hone in on that one subject and have that one subject in mind when we go out to play.

If you like a video format better, check out the YouTube video of this episode here: Navigating a Pickleball Game – the Score Does Not Tell the Story- Episode 168

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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.