#141- One Point at a Time and One Thing at a Time

By Tony Roig / May 26, 2023 /

Want to win your next pickleball game? Of course you do. We all want that. The trick is how to do it. Rather than focusing on winning the game, what you need to focus on when you’re out on the Pickleball court is simply the next point. Focus on the next shot that you’re going…

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#140- Improve Your Stress Resistance

By Tony Roig / May 19, 2023 /
Improve Your Stress Resistance Title

There are two sides to playing pickleball: you resist stress and you impart stress. The better you are able to resist stress, the less likely you will be to make an error when you play – the less likely to miss a shot. You become “the wall” out there, resisting everything thrown your way. For…

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#139- Focus on the Important and Be Your Own Coach

By Tony Roig / May 12, 2023 /
Focus on the Important and Be Your Own Coach

Keeping your eye on the ball is more than just watching the pickleball. It also means differentiating what matters from what matters not so much. A good way of thinking about it is through marginal advantages. Marginal advantages helps you understand areas of the game that are affecting your play when you’re out there, as…

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#138- Did I Almost Cry? Yes. Yes I did.

By Tony Roig / May 5, 2023 /

Quattro (4) tips to help you in your pickleball journey: A guide on a couple of things during the way We’re going to cover; a perspective subject, talk about the body a little bit because it’s a super important part of the athletic pillar and I’m going to give you a tip that you can…

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#137-Stop Chasing Winners and 2023 Open Notes

By Tony Roig / April 27, 2023 /

If you can STOP chasing winners, you will win more. When you chase winners, you make more mistakes. When you make more mistakes, you lose more points. Simple as that. CJ and I got back from the US Open on Saturday and I’m going to talk a little bit about the US Open more. If…

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#136- Special Episode- Perspective from the 2023 US Open

By Tony Roig / April 21, 2023 /

 Winning. Losing. They are both natural parts of   our sport. Perspective is something you can control. Gain it, and you will feel better, play better, and enjoy a healthier relationship with Pickleball. This is my eighth year at the US Open and it’s a lot of fun every year. I’ll share with you what happened…

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#135- Using Your SuperComputer for Better Pickleball

By Tony Roig / April 14, 2023 /

“Wait, I have a super computer?” you may ask. You 100% have one. And it is powerful. Makes ChatGPT (and all computers or programs) green with envy. There is a good chance, though, that you are not using it to its fullest capabilities when you are playing pickleball. One example: where are you aiming your…

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#134- Winning by NOT plus Better Focus

By Tony Roig / April 7, 2023 /

There are games that transform us as players. And they are generally not victories. In this episode I share with you the two most important games I ever played and how those games allowed me to become the player I am today. The very first most important game that I ever played was my first…

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#133- Partner Poaching – What to do?

By Tony Roig / March 31, 2023 /
Partner Poaching- What to do?

  Partner poaching- players hitting another player’s ball. It’s part of the game when done appropriately. But it can also be used as a tool by one player to try and play an oversized role during the game. It is a particular problem in rec play when one player believes themself to be the superior…

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#132- Avoid this Pickleball Pitfall (All Shots and No Framework)

By Tony Roig / March 24, 2023 /
Avoid this Pickleball Pitfall (All Shots and No Framework)

Many players fall into a pitfall of their own making. Specifically, players think that they need this shot or that shot. And that the framework of the game is secondary. Nothing could be further from the truth. Think of it like this: you know how to move all the pieces on a chessboard but you…

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