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How to Prepare for a Pickleball Tournament; Putting Mental Over Medal
I am not a pickleball tournament player. Or at least that’s what I used to tell myself.   I recently listened to an episode of the Smartless podcast with Jason…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
Positive Pickleball Metrics
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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Make Pickleball Fun Again
Are you finding that pickleball has become less fun for you than it once was? I have experienced this in my journey and recently have heard from many players that…
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Be the Cucumber – Cool and Calm
A friend recently related a story that we have all felt at one time or another. She felt like all the balls were going to her. This feeling increased the…
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Negative Self-Talk//TWO WORDS to Stop with Coach Dayne G.
I can’t believe I missed another dink. It’s such an easy shot! Why am I having such a hard time with this? If I keep missing those shots, nobody is…
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Pickleball Training-Improve Your Mental Focus
When you want to improve your pickleball game, it’s easy to get hung up on technique, but should that be your only focus? Typically when we start a new sport,…
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Improve Your Mental Toughness on the Pickleball Court
Improve your ability to fight against adversity on the pickleball court.
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Do You Know How Many Unforced Errors You Make?
The difference between good pickleball players and great pickleball players are mistakes. In fact, unforced errors are the most common differentiator in pickleball ratings.   Unfortunately, most of us have…