Hosted by: Tony Roig | March 29, 2024 |

#185- Never-Say-Die Mindset PLUS The Paddle That Will Change your Game (Spoiler)

You become a fierce competitor by applying something specific to your mind. When we are playing out there, there are times when we’re going to be in trouble.

What do we do in that situation?

Now I was reminded of the never say die mindset thought process in watching a PPA finals match between Andrei Daescu and Anna Bright against the strongest mixed doubles team in the history of pickleball, Ben Johns & Anna Leigh Waters.

The never say die mindset is where the three pillars of pickleball overlap. Understanding that all three, strategic, mechanical pillar and the athletic, is necessary and working on all of them is how you’re going to really maximize your potential as a pickleball player.

In that match I recommend really focusing on Andre in terms of how you’re going to get the most out of this process, how he moves, how he uses his paddle, and everything he does.

In the RIFF

I’m going to be chatting about paddles, and basically our mindset when it comes to paddles

Send me an email- therapy@betterpickleball.com

If you like a video format better, check out the YouTube video of this episode here: A better way to play and become more difficult to beat – Episode 185

Pickleball is Messy – and that is Awesome PLUS Why Players Share “Advice”- Episode 164: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XkjnnwnKpA

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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.