Hosted by: Tony Roig | May 11, 2024 |

#191- Is the Soft Game Dead? Understanding Strategy is Key to a Clear Mind

Is everything fast and hard? This week we turn towards a strategy concept to understand – is the soft game dead?

It’s something I’ve been working on recently because this question is frequently asked.

The soft game is alive and is being used by those who know how to use it well, to win a lot of times against teams that don’t apply a soft game approach.

When you study the best teams, you’ll notice that they rely on a soft game, Chapter One, disciplined approach to pickleball.

Listen to this episode as we discuss Chapter One Pickleball, what you need to add to the soft game or make sure you have that approach to your game and more!

In the RIFF

I share with you a quick story I read from a post that was in the Pickleball System Facebook group.

If you like a video format better, check out the YouTube video of this episode here: Is the Soft Game Dead? Understanding Strategy is Key to a Clear Mind- Episode 191

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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.