Hosted by: Tony Roig | March 1, 2024 |

#181- PLAY Episode – 5 Keys to Navigating a Pickleball Game

If pickleball was easy and always a calm sailing wind at your back, you probably wouldn’t enjoy it as much.

That’s why in this episode we look at the play aspect of pickleball, and more specifically how to navigate a game because oftentimes we’ll find that the wind has shifted or the waters have gotten a little rough and all of a sudden we have to tack in a different direction.

More like navigating a ship through waters.

The first key to navigate a pickleball game is to be able to weather the storm, the natural ebb and flow of a game, the tops and the bottoms. And that includes all aspects of the game.

The second thing that’s important is to acknowledge that your opponents will score and will, in fact, play some really good rallies.

Listen to this episode for more on these and the other three tips to help you better prepare to experience the natural turbulence and struggles that will occur during a pickleball game.

If you like a video format better, check out the YouTube video of this episode here: PLAY Episode – 5 Keys to Navigating a Pickleball Game- Episode 181

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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.