Hosted by: Tony Roig | February 18, 2022 |

Subdue the Bangers. Learn what to do (and there is plenty)

Bangers are gonna bang.

What to do about it? You can try to out-bang the banger. That is an option sure. But is it the best option for you?

Another option is to use your best weapon against the banger: the out of bounds directly behind you. Let some of the bangers’ balls go and see what happens. You have agency over what you do on the court. And letting balls go is part of that agency.


In this episode we discuss the rationale for letting balls go and give you some suggestions for doing so.


In the riff, I share with you another challenge. This challenge is the “fix your body” challenge. Might be your elbow. Or your shoulder. Or knee. Whatever it is. Get your body well so you can play. And play. And play. This is part of the Athletic Pillar – find out more with the Three Pillars of Pickleball at Better Pickleball. Let’s do this.


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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.