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A mixed doubles pickleball team showing optimal partner play
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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
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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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…
Ball Over Net Pickleball
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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,…
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How to out bang pickleball bangers-or should you?
One of the conundrums many pickleball players experience is how to develop an effective strategy when they are staring at a banger on the other side of the net. Pickleball…
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Forehand Takes the Middle or Do You Respect the X?
A commonly heard phrase in the pickleball community is the “forehand takes the middle.” A player often uses it right before they cross the centerline to hit a middle ball…
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Do you plan where to hit the pickleball or are you more reactionary?
Intentionality is a big concept. It covers a lot of ground. CJ and I use intentionality as a guiding principle in everything we do at Better Pickleball. From videos to…
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STOP Making this Competitive Pickleball Mistake!
Are you stacking when in competitive or tournament play? If not, you are making a huge mistake. Whenever you are playing in a competitive or tournament setting, you are usually…
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Have You Become a Robotic Stacker?
  Are you stacking the way you should be stacking? Some pickleball players regularly stack. To other players, the mere suggestion of “stacking” makes them break out into a sweat.…
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The Power of Pickleball Stacking-Maximum Tactical Advantage with Minimal Effort
Stacking is a pickleball strategy you can use to take control of your game. Stacking: is available for any level of pickleball play – 2.0 to Pro. allows you to…
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Why You’re Failing at Pickleball and How to Fix it!
You return from the pickleball courts, feeling discouraged and disappointed. How could you have made so many mistakes? Just a few days prior, you felt so excited and full of…
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My Top Pickleball Strategy-How to Play Better FAST
How do you know what improvement path is going to get you the fastest results? Having played pickleball for about 5 years now, I have had the pleasure of meeting…