I MEAN IT
1. GET THE OFFICIAL PICKLEBALL WORKBOOK
It is scientifically proven that journaling/writing down your notes, matches, etc., will improve your processing and advance your game. www.pickleballworkbook.com
2. BE INTENTIONAL
When you play a game, stay as "in the moment" as you can. Notice what other players are doing. See how you respond. Make notes of what is working/what is not working. Set up points so you can attack the right ball.
3. TAKE LESSONS
Be a student of the game. Learning is a lifelong process. There are always things we can improve and ways to harness our talents we already have. Utilize your special strengths and incorporate other shots you may not naturally have.
4. LET IT ALWAYS BE FUN
Games are games. Some people play for their living--that's maybe a little different attitude. But for most of us, it's supposed to be an enjoyable experience. Be generous with line calls, be effusive with your compliments to your partners, give yourself a break when you mess up. Remember the mental aspect of the game is a big piece. Ease up while increasing determination.
5. GET INVOLVED
• Play tournaments
• Travel to other pickleball places www.picklebilly.com
• Sign up for leagues
• Become a teaching pro
• Organize rec play
• Attend professional events