Today we’re talking about why you’ll often see that what top pickleball players DO does not always match what I TEACH in my book, clinics and bootcamps. [Read more…] about Top Pickleball Players: Why They Can Break The “Rules” & You Shouldn’t
In a mad rush toward the ball, your partner crashes into the kitchen, collides with the net, and ends up with their back on the ground, groaning…Under the best of circumstances, they had a safe fall and managed to get off with only a scraped knee. Under the worst of circumstances, YOU are the one careening toward the net and pickleball injuries can be painful and long-lasting, if not permanent.
I’ve been asked a lot lately whether I have any tips on how to avoid pickleball injuries.
That’s why I wanted to invest in finding some answers to this question, and I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by what what my team and I have put together for you… [Read more…] about Avoiding Pickleball Injuries: My Top 3 Tips
7 “Hit to the Middle” Secrets Every Pickleball Player Should Know
If you’ve been playing pickleball for any length of time you’ve probably been told by some player (probably more advanced than you) to “Hit to the Middle”. Maybe you’ve even congratulated your team on a winning shot by saying “Down the Middle Solves the Riddle!” (With or without a somewhat obnoxious “Yeah, Baby!” added before or afterwards…)
Hitting down the middle is often an excellent strategy, but it’s also frequently mis-understood and incorrectly implemented. [Read more…] about 7 “Hit to the Middle” Secrets Every Pickleball Player Should Know
This week’s episode of Pickleball 411 Features (you guessed it!) Yours Truly Sharing the 3 Most Common Mistakes People Make When it Comes to Keeping Your Paddle Up…
If you aren’t subscribed to Pickleball Channel, do it ASAP!
Pickleball Channel produces TONS of great video content featuring top players, coaches and thought leaders in the sport of pickleball.
They produce plenty of more in-depth content but one of my favorite things they do is called “Pickleball 411” where they give you some great pickleball advice wrapped up in just a few short minutes.
If you’ve been part of #GuruNation for any period of time, chances are you’ve heard me discuss this week’s topic of keeping your paddle up before, BUT I am willing to bet you $100 that you STILL aren’t doing it consistently. [Read more…] about The 3 Most Common “Paddle Up” Mistakes (Featured on The Pickleball Channel)
Unless you’ve been living in a bubble, or you haven’t yet reached the advanced stages of the pickleball addiction, you are probably aware that the 7th Annual National Pickleball Tournament will take place in Casa Grande, Arizona next week.
My wife and I competed in the first national tournament. (If you’ve read my book, you know that that’s where we got our behinds kicked!) The rest, as they say, is history. I haven’t missed a year yet.
I’ll be heading off later this week to teach and compete in what will be the largest, most competitive tournament yet.
If you think YOU put a lot of pressure on yourself to perform well, imagine if you had a following of thousands of people who know you as “The Pickleball Guru!” It could be a lot of pressure.
And, yet, as you know from the title of this post, I’m prepared to lose and I’m not afraid to admit it.
“The Guru” is going into Nationals prepared to lose??
What kind of mindset it that?!?
Here’s why I can feel 100% confident admitting that I’m not likely to take a medal at Nationals also feel 100% confident serving my VIP clients who pay thousands of dollars to come train with me…