THE Pickleball Therapy Podcast

Special Episode – What Word/Phrase is Yours? Plus Your loved One Gets Pickleball – Right?

As we enter this season of gratitude, think about the importance that pickleball has in your life. How can you share pickleball (or parts of it) as a gift to strengthen someone who's already playing pickleball? In this special episode ...
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#168- Navigating a Pickleball Game – the Score Does Not Tell the Story

You need to be playing in an environment where there's a chance you're going to lose. If you're playing pickleball in an environment where there is a 0% chance that you're going to lose that game, you're not playing at ...
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#167- Get the Winning Gratitude (see what we did there?) 🙂 PLUS lessons from Nationals

Gratitude is all around us in sense of the items that we can be grateful for when we're on a pickleball court or everywhere. This Thanksgiving week we're going to talk about how the holiday relates to pickleball. I share ...
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#166- Struggling as a Pickleball Player – Here’s an Alternative

If you're trying to improve or not, you're going to struggle as a pickleball player. Struggle is what happens to us whenever we are trying to grow in anything, and in Pickleball in this case. There's going to be moments ...
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#165- 3-Phase Pickleball: Preparation, Play, and Process PLUS Handling Advice

Approaching your pickleball experience comes in three phases, each one with its own purpose, and each one helping you get the most out of your day. The first one is pre-play which is the phase before you step out onto ...
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#164- Pickleball is Messy – and that is Awesome PLUS Why Players Share “Advice”

Pickleball is going to be messy, you'll enjoy your game better if you embrace that fact. Sometimes you are going to miss a return of serve or to hit a short return of serve and other messy shots. Today we're ...
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#163- Managing Your Negative Self-Talk | Special Episode with CJ Johnson

Positive self talk is key to success in any sport. How you think is how you will perform, whether we're an athlete or not. Unfortunately, most of the internal self-talk is negative. As human beings, it's so much easier to ...
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#162- The Best from our Archives Part 4 – Winning is a Bowl of Ice Cream | PLUS Focusing on those Pivot Points

Are you winning? In this episode we suggest you may already be winning. Every single time that you step out on the pickleball court, you're getting a bowl of ice cream- you're playing pickleball. You're doing an activity that makes ...
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#161- The Best from our Archives Part 3 – Forget the Score | PLUS There is more to Pickleball than Shots

Focusing on the score can distract you from obtaining the best results for your game. Well, when you set out to play pickleball, you got to keep track of the score. And you got to know the score, otherwise you ...
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#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 ...
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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 ...
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Special Episode - PPA Head Statistician Jim Ramsey - The Hard Numbers

#1504- Special Episode – PPA Head Statistician Jim Ramsey – The Hard Numbers

In this special episode we have Jim Ramsey, the statistician at the PPA (Professional Pickleball Association).  Jim's a fan of numbers because he spends a lot of time analyzing them. He shares with us what he's doing with the statistician ...
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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 ...
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