What is it about pickleball that helps people?
To be 100% with you, I don’t know where I would be without this crazy sport.
It has brought so many positive things into my life. When COVID swept the world, I was left with little to no outlets. My mental health was taking a toll and then I found pickleball. In many ways, it saved me.
Have you ever experienced the therapeutic effect of pickleball? For example, you may be having a bad day, a bad month, or even a bad year, but when you step on the court, it all melts away. If you know what I’m talking about, then you will enjoy my recent conversation with J Gizmo Hall.
Gizmo is an excellent pickleball player, a mental health advocate, and an all-around inspiration on and off the court.
This is a timely conversation because May is mental health awareness month and we talk about the connection between mental health and pickleball.
We get into his story, how he’s bringing the sport to younger generations, juvenile detention centers, and to rural areas in Mexico. To learn more about Gizmo, you can find him via the links below.
See the full conversation here.
Pickleball Saved His Life… The Inspirational Story of Jay Gizmo Hall
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Your feet are incredibly important in pickleball but it’s a pickleball strategy that is often overlooked.
Your feet are the foundation of your game in many ways because before you swing, you first must establish your feet. If you neglect your footwork, your game could suffer, but if you use smart footwork, you have better balance, efficient movement, and a lower risk of injuries.
Today we’re going to look at a few ways to improve your footwork, drills you can do at home to improve your speed, and I’ll share my secrets for keeping your feet pain free.
Have you watched a ppa pickleball match on the PPA tour in the last few months and heard the announcers discuss some stats from the game or display some stats? If so, there’s a good chance those stats were collected by a man named Jim Ramsey.
Jim is the first broadcast statistician for the PPA and he has spent the last 35 years in broadcast.
I got a chance to talk with Jim and discuss stats that are important to the pro world, themes that he’s seeing, and the 5 most surprising stats he’s collected over the last few months.
Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the world because it’s easy to play, it’s a great way to make new friends, and you can be as competitive or recreational as you want. But when you move from pick up games to pickleball tournaments, it raises the stakes, the level of competition, and the intimidation factor can go up.
Today we’re going to look at how to prepare for tournaments from tip to tail by breaking it down into stages, so you can easily take it step by step.
It’s my hope that with this video you’ll learn what to expect from tournaments, how to enjoy them and how to compete at a higher level with confidence.
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