Tony Roig

#142- Stress Imparting – the Other Side of Your Pickleball Self

By Tony Roig / June 2, 2023 /
Stress Imparting the Other Side of Your Pickleball Self

You have two sides to your pickleball self. Understanding each side can help you focus on what you need to in order to play your best pickleball. And building both sides of that as a player is how you’re going to become a truly well rounded player. Now, I want to be clear about this.…

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STOP Playing With a Pickleball Paddle that is WRONG For You

By Tony Roig / May 29, 2023 /

A pickleball paddle that is too heavy for you can lead to poor play (too slow to get it in position) and potential arm pain (more weight = more stress to your arm). Just how head-heavy is your pickleball paddle? While the weight of your paddle is important (scale weight), the weight of your paddle…

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Open Letter to Pickleball Paddle Manufacturers – You’re Missing This

By Tony Roig / May 27, 2023 /

From Tony’s Desk: When looking to purchase a pickleball paddle, we are told the paddle’s weight (scale weight to be clear – more below), grip size, paddle length and width (and depth, which is often called width), and perhaps some of the materials that go into making the paddle core and face. There is, however,…

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#141- One Point at a Time and One Thing at a Time

By Tony Roig / May 26, 2023 /

Want to win your next pickleball game? Of course you do. We all want that. The trick is how to do it. Rather than focusing on winning the game, what you need to focus on when you’re out on the Pickleball court is simply the next point. Focus on the next shot that you’re going…

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The Definitive Pickleball Paddle Selection Guide

By Tony Roig / May 23, 2023 /

There are hundreds of pickleball paddles on the market. How do you pick the perfect paddle for you? Rather than buying a pickleball paddle just because you saw a pro or fellow player using it, take a few minutes to learn the most essential parts of the paddle and the pickleball paddle characteristics you should…

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#140- Improve Your Stress Resistance

By Tony Roig / May 19, 2023 /
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There are two sides to playing pickleball: you resist stress and you impart stress. The better you are able to resist stress, the less likely you will be to make an error when you play – the less likely to miss a shot. You become “the wall” out there, resisting everything thrown your way. For…

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Handle HARD Pickleball Shots with these 2 Key Tips

By Tony Roig / May 16, 2023 /

If you face hard shots in your pickleball games and are not sure how to handle them, the tips in this video will 100% help you. They are sometimes called bangers. No matter what you call them, you can still gain control and be a more confident pickleball player, whether you are a beginner, intermediate,…

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#139- Focus on the Important and Be Your Own Coach

By Tony Roig / May 12, 2023 /
Focus on the Important and Be Your Own Coach

Keeping your eye on the ball is more than just watching the pickleball. It also means differentiating what matters from what matters not so much. A good way of thinking about it is through marginal advantages. Marginal advantages helps you understand areas of the game that are affecting your play when you’re out there, as…

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Getting Started Introduction to Pickleball- Video 3

By Tony Roig / May 10, 2023 /

In this video we’ll talk about the court and the rules of the game that you need to get started. The shots that you’re going to hit and show you how a game is played. We’ll also discuss scoring. There are two shots that you hit in pickleball. One is a ground stroke. That means…

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Getting Started Introduction to Pickleball- Video 2

By Tony Roig / May 8, 2023 /

Part 2 of the Getting Started Pickleball Series on the things you need to know about the court, the terminology, and the rules of the game. First thing you might notice about a pickleball court is made up of two halves. Each side is identical, 22 feet long by 20 feet wide. There are three…

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