Hosted by: Tony Roig | January 21, 2022 |

Is “Forehand in the Midddle” Always Right? | In the riff – let’s prevent those injuries in 2022

“That was my forehand.” How many times do we hear that on the pickleball court?

Is Forehand in the Middle really a thing? Well … it depends. And it certainly does not overcome some other principles (not all the time), such as Respect the “X.” What is important to continue to better understand the game so that you can determine what makes sense when. It is what we call the Strategic Pillar at Better Pickleball.

In this week’s podcast, we explore forehand in the middle and suggest when it might apply – and when not.

In the riff, we discuss injuries and what you can do to minimize them by sharing my current injury story with you.

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.