Tony Roig

#159- The Best from our Archives – How to Use Fundamentals to Play Your Best PLUS the 80-10-10 Rule

By Tony Roig / September 29, 2023 /
Episode 159 The Best from our Archives - How to use fundamentals to play your best

You do not need a double topspin reverse shot with a pike finish to win at pickleball. If you want to be a successful pickleball player in the sense of results, then the question is, what do you need to focus on? It’s not the exciting things that will make you a better pickleball player.…

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#1504- Special Episode – PPA Head Statistician Jim Ramsey – The Hard Numbers

By Tony Roig / September 25, 2023 /
Special Episode - PPA Head Statistician Jim Ramsey - The Hard Numbers

In this special episode we have Jim Ramsey, the statistician at the PPA (Professional Pickleball Association).  Jim’s a fan of numbers because he spends a lot of time analyzing them. He shares with us what he’s doing with the statistician role at PPA, how he is studying matches and how we can start using data…

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#158- Check Yourself with the Long Lens

By Tony Roig / September 22, 2023 /

It’s really important to make sure we’re using that long lens as we move through our Pickleball journey, instead of the short lens, to check ourselves and our progress. The long lens helps you with the big picture, understand where you are along your path, and help you avoid potential frustrations as you are moving…

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Remove Any Doubt From the Pickleball Shoe You Play In

By Tony Roig / September 18, 2023 /

Playing pickleball? Then wear shoes specifically designed for the sport you are playing.  You want to stay away from jogging shoes, walking shoes, going to the mall shoes, and things like that. While it’s perfectly fine to play Pickleball in tennis shoes, I’m going to suggest to you a better shoe. Tyroll Shoes. Why Tyroll…

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#157- The Pickleball Unicorn PLUS Everything Matter (or does it?)

By Tony Roig / September 16, 2023 /

Unicorns are awesome, in concept, they’re elegant animals, powerful, smart and they’re wise. And sometimes we keep on getting offered unicorn, whether it’s unicorn shots or unicorn strategies on YouTube. Pickleball players are drawn more to ‘three tips for this’ or ‘two tips for that’ kind of videos because the YouTube algorithm creates and rewards content…

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Where Should You Stand? –Pickleball Strategy

By Tony Roig / September 12, 2023 /

Many players don’t think about the non-returner and it’s an important pickleball strategy for the team. Do you know where to stand when you’re the nonreturner on the return team? If you want to improve the chances of your team winning, the non returner needs to be engaged in the rally from Go. This is…

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#1503- Special Episode – Pickleball Promoter and Coach Jenna Spears Shares Her Top Tip

By Tony Roig / September 11, 2023 /

In this special episode of the podcast, we interview Jenna Spears. Jenna is a pickleball player, coach and a pickleball promoter. She shares the AHA moments, her journey as a pickleball player including her background before she started playing pickleball and how she got into pickleball. We also talk about that micro journey within her…

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#156- A Unifying Theory of Pickleball – the FOSS Approach

By Tony Roig / September 8, 2023 /

If you’re feeling frustrated with your Pickleball development, there is a way out. That way out is through understanding the picture and design of Pickleball. There’s a beautiful puzzle that is created by the rules and the court that we play on. What is your puzzle box cover? What’s your approach to solving the puzzle?…

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EPIC Comeback Battle Mixed Doubles Pickleball at the US Open – Senior Pro pickleball strategy

By Tony Roig / September 7, 2023 /

If you want to improve as a player, whether mixed doubles or otherwise (but definitely mixed doubles – and otherwise too), you will be glad you watched this match. Even if you just want to sit back and enjoy a fun tough pickleball match, you will enjoy this match. Guaranteed. This Senior Pro Mixed Doubles…

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#1502- Special Episode – Alexa West The Power of Pickleball + Travel

By Tony Roig / September 4, 2023 /

This special episode is an interview with travel influencer and pickleball-obsessed player, Alexa West. She is the person behind solo girls travel guide and it’s a really interesting interview on passion for travel plus new found passion for pickleball. Alexa is on a mission to show women that they can live, travel and discover their…

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