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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 of the materials that go into making the paddle core and face. There is, however, one hugely important piece of information that is missing from the pickleball paddle specifications that are provided: the paddle’s swingweight or, at a minimum, its balance (more on each below). This is why last week we published an Open Letter to all pickleball paddle manufacturers ...Read More →
Should you try to spin the pickleball?
Most pickleball players, at some point, want to add spins into their games. The belief is that adding spins is what is missing to help a player “break out.” This belief is often misplaced, and, in fact, adding spins often ...Read More →
Pickleball-When Can You Be In the Kitchen?
[In this series of Getting Started articles, we share several beginner pickleball tips to help you get started on the right foot. These tips will help you whether you have played a racket/paddle sport in the past or not. When ...Read More →
Playing Pickleball to Win – Lessons from Atlanta – Part 2
[This is part of our Lessons from Atlanta series. Each deal with a specific lesson that we can learn from the focused pickleball battles that take place during tournament play. These lessons apply to non-tournament play as well. If you ...Read More →
Who Is The Best Pickleball Player In The World?
There are a lot of amazing athletes playing pickleball. Who do you think is the best pickleball player in the world? Anna-Leigh Waters? Yup, she’s arguably one of the world's best pickleball players, but she's not the best. Then you ...Read More →
Does your pickleball game need a GPS?
If you ever use GPS on your phone to find directions, you know you need two points: where you want to go and where you are. The GPS refers to this as “Current Location.” The system follows your location as ...Read More →
Pickleball 101-A Quick Guide
Are looking for a new sport to try? Or perhaps you are looking for quick way to explain pickleball to your friends? Pickleball is as fun as its name. With elements of other racket sports, this fast-paced activity can help ...Read More →
The 7 Best Lessons From THE Pickleball Summit 2022
If you want to improve your game, these seven lessons from THE PICKLEBALL SUMMIT 2022 can help you unlock YOUR pickleball potential. While it would be impossible to cover everything we learned at the Summit in just one blog post ...Read More →
Forget the Drop, Drive and Lob. To Play Your Best Pickleball You Need This!
One of the most valuable and underutilized resources pickleball players have is not a drive, a drop, or even a lob. It's something that's rarely practiced. In fact, most of you don't have any idea how powerful it can be. ...Read More →
Overcoming Adversity-Lesson 1 from Atlanta
You will inevitably be behind in a game. Maybe it is close: 8-6. Or maybe it seems hopeless: 9-1. How do you come back to level things and perhaps win the game? Here are three tips for overcoming adversity when ...Read More →
Forehand in the Middle – and Other Dangerous “Pickleball Aphorisms”
Aphorism -/ˈafəˌrizəm/ a pithy observation that contains a general truth, such as, “if it ain't broke, don't fix it.”. Alright, dangerous may be a bit much. But there are several statements offered by well-meaning players at the local courts that ...Read More →
They Were Up 9-3 In Game 2 and Lost the Match?! What Happened?
CLOSING OUT GAMES CAN BE HARD I happened to catch the Ben Johns/Anna Leigh Waters vs. Callie Smith/AJ Koller in the middle of their match at the PPA Carvana tournament. The match offered some insights into our games that I ...Read More →
Which One-Ball Over Net Pickleball or Actually Learn to Play Your Best?
"Ball-Over-Net" Pickleball is when a player is content with the ball just clearing the net and landing inside the lines on the other side of the court. There is, however, so much more to pickleball if you are willing to ...Read More →
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