#126- Find Your Sweet Spot When You Play (Not the Paddle :))
There is a sweet spot when we play pickleball. Not the paddle (though that one exists too) – your sweet spot.
Do you know how to find your edge? How to find the sweet spot where you will play your best?
This weekend I had the pleasure of seeing a friend, Johan, who’s another Senior Pro Player and a great coach. We were talking about players finding their “edge” on the court or the level at which a player performs best. Johan likes to use target numbers to measure and adjust his level of energy and engagement.
In this episode, we’re going to share why 70% is an ideal level and how being on one side or the other side of that nice target of 70 can negatively impact your play.
Plus, we give you some tips to understand your energy level and keep it where it needs to be to avoid lackluster play.
Here’s a sneak peek of the episode’s content
00:00- Finding Your Competitive Edge: Avoiding the Rush of Adrenaline That Can Keep You from Playing Your Best
04:43- Keeping Your Energy from Getting Too Low
09:06- All About Spinning Pickleball Serves: Exploring the Rules and Beyond
In the riff, we talk about something that’s creating confusion out there: the 2023 Pickleball Serve rules
What’s going on with the pickleball serve rules?
Can you still spin the serve?
Or will we never face another spinning serve?
In the riff, we’ll dive into this confusing area and clear it up for you.
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Hola. Hello. Konichiwa. After 40 years playing tennis, I am now a full-time pickleball player and professional. As a 5.0 rated Senior Pro Pickleball Player and an IPTPA-certified Master Teaching Professional, my focus is on helping players like you learn to play their best pickleball. In 2016, shortly after starting to play pickleball, my friend Tom and I jumped into the highest division at the first US Open in Naples, Florida. That morning it became clear just how much there is to learn in this seemingly simple sport – a lifetime of learning if you so choose. Since 2018, I have been on a mission to share my knowledge of pickleball so other players can enjoy the game at a higher level and attain their pickleball objectives. When not studying or playing pickleball, I like to travel with my other half, Jill.
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