What I will do, though, is direct you to a couple of super posts by Sarah Ansboury. If you don't know about Sarah, give a glance to her website (http://www.sarahansboury.com/) which has a lot more great information—but I love these posts as they contain great information for players of all abilities and levels.
Sarah's Article #1: Your Journey to Pickleball Mastery
Let me begin by explaining what I believe about: Your Journey to Pickleball Mastery
And though we may have difficulty defining pickleball mastery, we know it when we see it. We believe it will bring us joy. Because throughout our lives we have taken on new challenges. As a child, we may have learned how to ride a bike. Perhaps we learned to play a new musical instrument, or pursued a professional education. And like learning anything new, there were moments when we said “I got it” . And those moments were often followed by exclaiming, “Oh no, I don’t.“
Learning pickleball is a perfect metaphor for this. Let’s follow Sally as she takes up pickleball.
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Competing with Your Mind
As I discussed in more depth in my ebook, Be the Best Pickleball Partner You Can Be, we need to learn to control our minds to be successful in pickleball. It is so easy to lose focus or have difficulty closing out a game. We get jumbled up with too many choices: “Should I go for an easy winner?”, “Should I play it safe?”, “Will they come back?” Instead of focusing on the game we focus on “what’s if’s”:
- What if I lose,
- What if I mess up,
- What if my partner loses it…
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