#117- What is Next for You – Looking Back at 2022 and Forward to 2023

2022 is almost in the books. what does 2023 have in store for you as a pickleball player? More importantly, as a curious player who wants to see how well you can play this game. In this week’s episode, we give you some tools to look backward and forward. But if you want to really…

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#125-When Practice Does Not Translate to Better Play

If you are on the road to improvement, it can sometimes feel like you are stuck in a rut. Specifically, you have been practicing this shot or technique, but when the game starts, that shot or technique mysteriously disappears. It can be disheartening and make you feel like you are wasting your time. This episode…

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Understand your battle on the court

When you step onto the pickleball court you are out there battling your opponent. Understanding this can help you navigate your next game.

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Say Goodbye to Dink Pop-Ups with This Quick Tip
Say Goodbye to Dink Pop-Ups with This Quick Tip

Dink Pop ups, no player likes them. A lot of players dink by bringing the paddle back and softening it up once they get to the ball. The problem with that dink is you can lose control of the amount of energy you have in the shot. It’s the number one reason you are popping up…

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Dynamic Stretching

Dynamic Stretching Guide What Doesn’t Bend Breaks! If your idea of a warm-up is a couple of dinks, a groundstroke or two, and then a game, you’re risking injury. This 5 Minute Warm-Up and Dynamic Stretching plan will help you play better pickleball and live a better life off the court too. Send me my…

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ON YOUR WAY No. 2 Special Episode

Heading out to the Pickleball courts? Get yourself ready to play your best out there and to fully enjoy the day. In this special episode we help you get ready. Focusing on what it is important and preparing to ignore the noise out there will improve our chances out there. Think of this podcast as…

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3 Tips to Close Angles

Pickleball is about angles. Understanding them is key to good play.

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#112
#112-Keeping Your Focus Out on the Court

  Focus will ebb and flow when you play pickleball. It is the most natural of things. But there are things you can do to improve your focus, particularly in those crucial moments: the pivot points of a game. In this episode we give you several tips you can use to improve your focus –…

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Know the head balance of your paddle

Calculate the head balance of your pickleball paddle. Here is how.

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Three Strategies for the New Year (or any time of year)

Three quick tips for your pickleball improvement – for the new year, or any time.

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Playing Tip: Run, Duck or Switch

When you are at the kitchen line, and your opponent hits a lob over your head, how do you respond? If you and your partner are side by side at the kitchen line, one of you may choose to make a run for it. It’s normally best if the fastest most mobile person attempts to retrieve the…

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