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
Without stopping, make a list of 100 people, situations, experiences and things you’re grateful for right now.
Okay, you can pause if you really need to for a minute between items, but the point is to just keep letting the ideas flow and ask your brain to think fast and think hard.
Making this list will invite you to dig in and recognize the big and small thing in your life that you may take for granted, things that never even make a list of just 5 or 10 things.
This is great to do as a group or on your own, maybe later today or tomorrow after after the turkey has worn off.
Not only does it make the richness of your life more tangible, but you can also come back to this list throughout the year when you’ve had a bad day on the courts and are feeling a little down, on yourself or about life.
I’ll be making my Fast & Furious “Top 100” list today with my family and I’ll post a photo of it to facebook over the weekend with the hashtag #GuruGratitudeDrill.
If you take time to do this drill on your own or with your family, I’d LOVE to see quick photo of YOUR list.
Think about it. What would you answer?
At a clinic, voices will usually call out one after another, “Fast.”
“Lots of spin.”
“Over the net.” (Always good.)
“In the court.” (Also extremely important.)
I’ll listen, inviting more and more answers until nobody’s got anything left to add.
And then I’ll ask another question. [Read more…] about Segment 1: A Good Serve
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
First off, let’s just say that this is obviously NOT the only commandment to live your life by (unless Pickleball truly is your only religion). But when it comes to pickleball, this is a biggie.
In this article, I’m going to clear up a misconception about the “third shot” (a.k.a. the return of the return of serve, a.k.a. the first shot your team hits after you serve the ball). On my teaching tours, I have found this misconception to run rampant in the pickleball world. Players from coast to coast, north to south, and newbies to long-time ambassadors all believe that the best shot they could ever hit for the third shot is a drop shot. National champ, Enrique Ruiz says “The drop shot is overrated” and that’s because there’s a big problem with how most people hit a third shot drop shot, and this is what it is: [Read more…] about The First Commandment of the Third Shot (And It’s Not “Hit a Dropshot”)