It’s 9-9 and your turn to serve. You feel the anxiety creeping in. Should you hit a third shot dink or drive? Gosh, what if you lose this point! Before you know it, you miss your serve into the net, an unforced error… Have you ever found yourself in a situation like this? I know I have! The … [Read more...] about Playing in the Now
Picking up a new sport is an excellent way to improve your physical (and mental) health. Some sports, like weightlifting, are great for your muscles. Other sports, like yoga, are great for your mind. Pickleball is the best of both worlds! Here are 4 reasons to include pickleball in your … [Read more...] about Four Health Benefits of Pickleball
Ever beat yourself up after missing a shot? Or get anxious before a big match? These are perfectly normal reactions, but did you know that mindfulness tools can help you better cope with these reactions? Essentially, mindfulness meditation is a form of mental fitness. Just like you practice your … [Read more...] about Mindfulness – More Focus Equals More Fun!
The next time you are on a pickleball court, stand on the baseline and bend down so your eyes are about 3 feet above the court surface. Look straight at the top of the middle of the net (standard pickleball net height is 34 inches at the center strap) and you will be looking on a straight path … [Read more...] about Power and Line of Sight – Pickleball Tips
Drills are necessary for player growth. Even if you had the chance to play serious matches all the time, you’d still want to opt-out and focus on drills to hone your skills part of the time. Drills allow a level of focus and repetition that will help you develop techniques and skills much … [Read more...] about Get More Out of the Pickleball Drills You Already Know
The Ball is NOT a Dog! Call a dog by its name and it comes running. A pickleball is quite different. If anything, it runs away from you! Seems obvious? Then why do most pickleball athletes (yes, you ARE an athlete!) seem to almost stand still and wait for the ball to come to them like an obedient … [Read more...] about Tips to Improve Your Energy and Pickleball Game