Pickleball Playing Tips

Finding Your Fit: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Perfect Pickleball Camp

By Tony Roig / August 8, 2023 /

“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 fits all’! Numerous variables influence the outcome, such as the camp’s coaching quality, compatibility with…

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Why Your Pickleball Shot Obsession is Holding Your Game Back (And What to Do About It)

By Tony Roig / March 24, 2023 /

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 article is probably not going to be for you. If you want to grow as…

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Everyone Wants To Spin The Pickleball. But Is It Right For Your Game?-Part 1

By Tony Roig / September 10, 2022 /

 Adding extra spin to the pickleball is not right for every pickleball player. Even if it is, there is a cost to adding spins to your pickleball game: (1) there are likely other shots and strategies that will be more beneficial to your game and results that you will not be working on. (2)…

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The 7 Best Lessons From THE Pickleball Summit 2022

By CJ Johnson / July 16, 2022 /

Success leaves clues! Seven lessons from THE PICKLEBALL SUMMIT 2022 can help you unlock YOUR pickleball potential.

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Forehand in the Middle – and Other Dangerous “Pickleball Aphorisms”

By Tony Roig / April 23, 2022 /

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 can be limiting (if not damaging) to a player’s game. We are going to dissect…

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Is That The Reason You Lost The Rally?

By Tony Roig / February 25, 2022 /
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I enjoy playing with different levels of pickleball players. From pro players to beginners. Go out there and bat the ball around, share some laughs and get some movement in. One of the things that stands out to me is how often players focus in on the “wrong” thing when they lose a rally. An…

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Want To Learn How To Be Good At Pickleball?

By CJ Johnson / January 29, 2022 /

Recently Sheri sent us this question: We live in an area that lacks a qualified pickleball instructor. Since both of us are over 60, what can we do to play smarter and more competitive pickleball? First, we want to congratulate Sheri for posing this question. Just because we are getting older doesn’t mean our desire…

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How to Get the Most from Open Play Pickleball

By Tony Roig / November 12, 2021 /

Most pickleball players play some form of open play – from anyone can come to semi-private groups. In this article, we share some tips to take advantage of the open play pickleball near you and things that you can do to maximize your improvement. But before we dive in, those of you new to pickleball…

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Play Pickleball? No…Thank…You

By Tony Roig / September 29, 2021 /

It took me almost 52 years to figure out how to properly use this simple three-word phrase, no thank you, to exercise my agency. I had been playing in a group. There were a few other players drilling and some playing on courts near us. We were done for the day and were getting ready…

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Caution – Bad Pickleball Advice Ahead

By Tony Roig / May 7, 2021 /

Most of us started our pickleball journey learning from the pickleball enthusiasts who preceded us. The sport was passed down to us from the court elders or the group’s pickleball experts who shared their nuggets of wisdom. “Stand up there when I am returning serve.” “The first team to serve only gets one serve.” “After…

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