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How to Evaluate Your Performance with Positive Pickleball Metrics

We all evaluate our performance when we play. Some may use a different metric (performance = how we did vis a vis our metric), but most players use the Win/Loss metric. Win lots of games, and we feel great. Lose lots of games, and we feel not as great. The objective of this article is not to debunk the W/L Metric – that is debunked in this article: https://betterpickleball.com/why-do-you-play-pickleball/. The objective of this article is to explore other pickleball metrics that we can use when we play; metrics that are more productive – on and off the court. There is ...
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The Dirty Little Secret that the Hard Game is Hiding

There may be nothing more effective at keeping players from fully realizing their pickleball selves than a mis-leveled hard game. In this article we shine a light on this dirty little secret in the hope of liberating more pickleball players ...
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Finding Your Fit: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Perfect Pickleball Camp

“Will going to pickleball camp improve my game?” Most likely, but the degree to which you will advance depends on a number of factors, largely focused on the type of Pickleball Camp you choose. It's not a case of 'one-size ...
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Open Letter to Pickleball Paddle Manufacturers – You’re Missing This

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 ...
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The Definitive Pickleball Paddle Selection Guide

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 ...
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between pickleball points

The Mental Game Between Pickleball Points: Why It’s Tougher Than Tennis

Pickleball and tennis are both tough sports mentally, in their own ways. A lot of pickleball players came from tennis and might think that the mental game is a bigger deal in tennis. But one of the ways pickleball is ...
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Pickleball Open Play – A Beginner’s Guide

Pickleball is a fun and social sport that's becoming increasingly popular in communities across the world. If you're interested in trying out the sport, open play is a great way to get started. In this guide, we'll show you how ...
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Why Your Pickleball Shot Obsession is Holding Your Game Back (And What to Do About It)

If you are a casual pickleball player or think that a single pickleball shot or strategy will sort your game out (no criticism in either case, you are welcome to have the relationship with pickleball that most suits you), this ...
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Selkirk Power Air Brought Me Back

You ever try a new paddle and think, “This paddle feels too good?” Like it was made just for you and your game? I had that happen at the Hertz National Championship PPA Event in Lake Nona, Florida. At the ...
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Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone: How to Navigate Your First Pickleball Open Play

Open Play is one of the many incredible things about pickleball. You don't need to find other players, coordinate schedules and locate an open pickleball court. You show up at a pre-appointed time, and a game awaits. If you are ...
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You Can’t Play Pickleball? Here’s How To Keep Improving Anyway.

It happens to all of us. We can't get on the pickleball court due to the following: 1. Injury 2. Weather conditions (snow, rain) 3. Anything else (life) At some point, for any variety of reasons, you can't get to ...
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Getting out of the desert and improving your pickleball game

Finding Your Way Out of the Desert and Improving Your Pickleball Game

Are you ready to stop playing the same as you did yesterday? I want to challenge you to think objectively about yourself and your game. Only then can I make accurate recommendations for you to adopt, and only if you ...
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2023 is Almost Here – What’s Next For Your Pickleball Game?

2022 is mostly in our rearview mirror and is soon to be entirely behind us. 2023 is just around the corner, and we will be on that segment of the road for quite a while (one year, to be exact). ...
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