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Mental Game
Pickleball for Perfectionists
Calling all perfectionists, Enneagram Ones, sticklers, and precisionists! Have you noticed your perfectionism showing up in your pickleball game? It has probably motivated you to grow and achieve more on…
Pickleball rules
Pickleball Rally Scoring Quick Start Guide (Infographic)
Few topics can send a friendly game into a heated debate faster than the mention of pickleball rally scoring. It’s a subject that can split the court down the middle,…
It's not too late to start playing pickleball
Basics
Is It Too Late to Hop On The Pickleball Bandwagon?
I’ve heard pickleball has exploded on the scene but am I behind the curve? Is it too late to jump on the pickleball bandwagon? Lately, I seem to be going…
Mental Game
Attitude Adjustment: How Can a Shift in Thinking Boost Your Pickleball Abilities?
Just like a pickleball game filled with its good shots, interesting line calls, and unpredictable bounces, my Peloton journey was speckled with life’s complexities, surprise detours, and the influence of…
Setting goals for your pickleball game
Mental Game
4 Ways to Craft Your Resolutions, Intentions, and Goals for Pickleball Success in the New Year
2023 is winding down quickly! Most of us don’t think too much about our goals for the new year until New Year’s Eve, but having a good plan in advance…
Mental Game
Thank You Pickleball!
Thank you, pickleball, for the games, the friendships, and getting me out and about. Think about what you get out of your relationship with pickleball: You get friends (persons you…
Pickleball rules
What is Rally Scoring? Learn the Rule Reshaping the Game
Rally scoring is likely the next major evolution in the growth of pickleball. Below, I will explain what rally scoring is and how to play it. We will be exploring…
Gifts for the Pickleball Players on Your Holiday List
Gear
2023 Better Pickleball Holiday Pickleball Gift Guide
Gifts for the pickleball players on your list Are you looking for pickleball stocking stuffers? Secret Santa gifts for your league friends? A big gift for the pickleball player in…
A mixed doubles pickleball team showing optimal partner play
Strategy/Partners
Navigating Pickleball Doubles and Reducing Errors
Doubles or singles – which one do you play? If it is singles, stop reading. If your focus as a pickleball player is on doubles pickleball, forge on – this…
Rally Scoring Strategy for Pickleball Players explained
Strategy/Partners
Rally Scoring Strategy: A Whistle-stop Guide to Clear the Confusion
How Does Rally Scoring Affect Our Play? Specifically our strategy. Rally scoring is here. Whether it will become the dominant scoring approach is yet to be seen. Rally scoring is…
Pickleball Tips
The Push for Power: Does Pickleball’s Fast Game Mean the END of the Soft Game?
Pickleball sure seems to have gotten faster, BUT has it? There is no doubt that there’s more power pickleball, and the sport has gotten faster overall. There have always been…
Mental Game
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…