Special Episode – What Word/Phrase is Yours? Plus Your loved One Gets Pickleball – Right?

By Tony Roig / December 6, 2023 /

As we enter this season of gratitude, think about the importance that pickleball has in your life. How can you share pickleball (or parts of it) as a gift to strengthen someone who’s already playing pickleball? In this special episode I talk about the season and gifting this beautiful sport in three different levels, including…

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#168- Navigating a Pickleball Game – the Score Does Not Tell the Story

By Tony Roig / December 1, 2023 /

You need to be playing in an environment where there’s a chance you’re going to lose. If you’re playing pickleball in an environment where there is a 0% chance that you’re going to lose that game, you’re not playing at level and to my way of view in the game, you’re not really doing anything.…

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#167- Get the Winning Gratitude (see what we did there?) :) PLUS lessons from Nationals

By Tony Roig / November 24, 2023 /

Gratitude is all around us in sense of the items that we can be grateful for when we’re on a pickleball court or everywhere. This Thanksgiving week we’re going to talk about how the holiday relates to pickleball. I share with you a practice you can do to develop gratitude while in the pickleball court.…

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#166- Struggling as a Pickleball Player – Here’s an Alternative

By Tony Roig / November 17, 2023 /

If you’re trying to improve or not, you’re going to struggle as a pickleball player. Struggle is what happens to us whenever we are trying to grow in anything, and in Pickleball in this case. There’s going to be moments where you’re out there on the court and you’re wondering to yourself, ‘Why am I…

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#165- 3-Phase Pickleball: Preparation, Play, and Process PLUS Handling Advice

By Tony Roig / November 10, 2023 /

Approaching your pickleball experience comes in three phases, each one with its own purpose, and each one helping you get the most out of your day. The first one is pre-play which is the phase before you step out onto the court. This phase pays dividends when you actually get out there as you hit…

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#164- Pickleball is Messy – and that is Awesome PLUS Why Players Share “Advice”

By Tony Roig / November 4, 2023 /

Pickleball is going to be messy, you’ll enjoy your game better if you embrace that fact. Sometimes you are going to miss a return of serve or to hit a short return of serve and other messy shots. Today we’re going to talk about messy pickleball and how we can use that to benefit us…

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#163- Managing Your Negative Self-Talk | Special Episode with CJ Johnson

By Tony Roig / October 27, 2023 /

Positive self talk is key to success in any sport. How you think is how you will perform, whether we’re an athlete or not. Unfortunately, most of the internal self-talk is negative. As human beings, it’s so much easier to say and believe something that’s negative versus something that’s positive. I’ve been mulling over the…

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#162- The Best from our Archives Part 4 – Winning is a Bowl of Ice Cream | PLUS Focusing on those Pivot Points

By Tony Roig / October 20, 2023 /

Are you winning? In this episode we suggest you may already be winning. Every single time that you step out on the pickleball court, you’re getting a bowl of ice cream- you’re playing pickleball. You’re doing an activity that makes you happy. You are getting to get some exercise, which is fantastic, you get to…

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#161- The Best from our Archives Part 3 – Forget the Score | PLUS There is more to Pickleball than Shots

By Tony Roig / October 13, 2023 /

Focusing on the score can distract you from obtaining the best results for your game. Well, when you set out to play pickleball, you got to keep track of the score. And you got to know the score, otherwise you don’t know which side to stand on. Score is something we cannot control. No matter…

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#160- The Best from our Archives Part 2 – Play to your Strengths (and Work on your Weaknesses)

By Tony Roig / October 6, 2023 /

  Maximize your advantages and minimize your disadvantages. Then take time to work on your disadvantages during drilling and practice. The idea is to have a holistic approach to your game. That’s what improves your chances of being successful during your game. When you play keep in mind that there are benefits you are receiving…

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