Hosted by: Tony Roig | January 20, 2023 |

#122- How to Play With Open Play Partners Who Do Not Play “Right”

When we are playing recreational play, it can be frustrating when we get partnered with a player who just does not play “right.”

Open Play or Rec Play is one of the most beautiful things about our sport. It’s our chance to meet and play with different people. An opportunity to find a game whenever our schedule allows. Or even to find new groups to play with or players in a city we are visiting.

But Rec Play can also present us with some challenges.

In this episode, we talk about what to do when faced with a challenging situation or when a Rec Play partner just doesn’t play right.

In the RIFF-What does an ATP have to do with seeing the game?

CJ and I were watching a game the other day and one of the players had a chance to hit an ATP (around the post).

This is NOT a story about how to hit an ATP. Rather an observation on how slowing ourselves down out there can let us see the game better and, maybe, even hit an ATP :).

Want more intentionality and mindfulness?

Playing with intentionality and mindfulness is key when making decisions. Selecting the best shot for any given situation depends on the game’s framework. From the framework of the game, you can develop the objectives that you need to accomplish when you’re out on the court from objectives, you get strategies from strategies you select the best shot. If you want to play your best Pickleball and understand the game when you’re out there, you’ll need to understand the framework of Pickleball.

The most efficient way to learn the framework of Pickleball is through the Pickleball system. You not only get the shots and strategies and objectives you need, you get the framework of the game. Join us inside a system class and become a complete Pickleball player.

Links Mentioned in the Podcast

THE Pickleball System

Tyrol Pickleball Shoes

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Tony Roig

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.