#160- The Best from our Archives Part 2 – Play to your Strengths (and Work on your Weaknesses)

  Maximize your advantages and minimize your disadvantages. Then take time to work on your disadvantages during drilling and practice. The idea is to have a holistic approach to your game. That’s what improves your chances of being successful during your game. When you play keep in mind that there are benefits you are receiving…

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Wasting Your Time?

There is a reasonable chance that you might be wasting your time. And perhaps even wasting a lot of it.   If you are working on shots, tactics, or strategies that only provide limited benefit but require lots of work, then you are not using your time well. In this week’s episode we share a…

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#181- PLAY Episode – 5 Keys to Navigating a Pickleball Game

If pickleball was easy and always a calm sailing wind at your back, you probably wouldn’t enjoy it as much. That’s why in this episode we look at the play aspect of pickleball, and more specifically how to navigate a game because oftentimes we’ll find that the wind has shifted or the waters have gotten…

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A TRUE Pickleball Shoe is Different – Learn How in this Informative Pickleball Video

The right pickleball shoes are keys to your play and to your foot and leg health. You can play pickleball in a quality tennis shoe and the similarity in the two shoes is they’re both going to be high-quality construction.  … BUT … there is a difference in the shoes designed only for pickleball by…

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How to go about winning your next pickleball game?

Want to win your next pickleball game? Of course you do. We all want that.   The trick is how to do it.   In this week’s episode we share with you how to win Pickleball games. Lots of them. It is not what you think.   We also share with you the ins and…

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pecial Episode Injuireis - Getting in Front of Them and Reducing the Risk
#1509- Injuries – Getting in front of them and reducing the risk

In this special episode we’re going to talk about some concepts involving taking care of our body and preventing or reducing the chance that we’re going to potentially get injured in the future. One of the most important things that you can do to take care of your body is wear the right shoes, designed…

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#130- Special Episode – What is Next for You? – Perhaps the Miniseries

This is a special episode. Our System Miniseries is this week and we did not want you to miss it. What is next for you along your pickleball journey? Define what you want as a pickleball player. If you want to move from Point A to Point B, the Miniseries will help you move in…

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Episode 159 The Best from our Archives - How to use fundamentals to play your best
#159- The Best from our Archives – How to Use Fundamentals to Play Your Best PLUS the 80-10-10 Rule

You do not need a double topspin reverse shot with a pike finish to win at pickleball. If you want to be a successful pickleball player in the sense of results, then the question is, what do you need to focus on? It’s not the exciting things that will make you a better pickleball player….

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Your Cup Runeth Over – How to Avoid Information Overload

There is only so much information you can take in at a time. Less even once you think use “apply it” as compared to just taking it in.   To get the most out of your work, make sure it is actually becoming part of your game. Reading a Better Pickleball blog post is good….

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#179- Learning HOW TO Pickleball vs. a Piecemeal Approach

In this episode we take a recipe approach to pickleball. There’s nothing wrong with following a recipe but if you’re going to use this approach, you would need to have the recipe in front of you in order to be able to bake a cake. If you’re like me, you’ll have to look back at…

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#129- Are You Acting Like “that” Player Out there?

Every pickleball player has come across that player who other players shrink from playing with: negative energy, eye rolls, verbally negative comments. How are you interacting with others on the court? If others are recoiling from playing with you, or if others are not happy to play with you, or if there’s hesitation and things…

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#158- Check Yourself with the Long Lens

It’s really important to make sure we’re using that long lens as we move through our Pickleball journey, instead of the short lens, to check ourselves and our progress. The long lens helps you with the big picture, understand where you are along your path, and help you avoid potential frustrations as you are moving…

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Elementary My Dear Watson – Elementary

Sherlock Holmes made “elementary” cool. The most seemingly complex situation is rendered elementary once you have the right perspective on it.   Pickleball is much the same. It is a complex interrelationship of rules that create a framework in which we play the game. But, once you understand them, then navigating the game becomes elementary….

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Decoding Pickleball Spins – How to READ and RETURN a Spin Shot

Pickleball spins can be difficult to return. The first step to success against the spin is to learn to read the shot. You can learn to anticipate the path a ball will take by following the holes on the pickleball. This allows you to position your body to hit the shot correctly. Types of balls…

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#128- Give Yourself Permission to be Good

This episode discusses ideas on how to reframe feelings of guilt or shame after having success on the court. Do you only have a one-way valve that only allows negative information to come in when you screw up or mess up?  We’re here to help you with that concept about allowing yourself the two-way street-…

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