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5 pickleball tips to master misdirection ๐ŸŽฉ

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Another day, another exciting dose of pickleball news!

Before we dive into tips, strategies, stories, and more, check out a few quick hit headlines from Pickler The Newsroom in the video below ๐Ÿ‘‡, which includes a shot many of us have never seen and may never see again! ๐Ÿคฏ

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#1. WHAT PICKLEBALL PADDLES ARE MOST POPULAR WITH THE PROS?

Even though there are more than 100 pickleball manufacturers, there are only a handful of paddle brands that professional pickleball players use in competitive events. Learn which pickleball paddles are most popular amongst the pros, and see if you are swinging what the pros are swinging. ๐Ÿ“


#2. MURMURS FROM THE LOSERS' BRACKET: SEPARATING THE DRINKERS FROM THE DINKERS

We here at Murmurs From the Losersโ€™ Bracket canโ€™t help but notice that as pickleball is becoming more popular, itโ€™s being integrated into restaurant venues where alcohol is on the menu. So as a public service, we have come up with the Top 10 Signs Youโ€™re Playing Against Drunk Pickleball Players. Learn how to separate the drinkers from the dinkers... ๐Ÿป


#3. 5 PICKLEBALL TIPS TO MASTER MISDIRECTION SHOTS

In pickleball, it is important to mix up your shot selection and remain unpredictable. One way to keep your opponents guessing is to add misdirection shots to your game. Learn 5 tips to master misdirection. ๐ŸŽฉ


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#4. MORE THAN JUST CHILD'S PLAY: PICKLEBALL FOR KIDS

Pickleball is growing across the country, but there are limited opportunities dedicated exclusively to kids to learn to play the game. Addam Shand has made it his business to change that, as he has already taught about 8,000 kids how to play pickleball. Learn more about Shand's mission to establish youth pickleball programs. ๐Ÿง’


#5. CELEBRITY TO FUEL PICKLEBALL'S GROWTH IN A HUGE WAY

Every day, more and more celebrities are picking up a paddle to join the fun that is the sport of pickleball. From LeBron James to Tom Brady and Kim Clijsters, from Jordan Spieth and Scottie Scheffler to Dirk Nowitzki and John Isner, and from Emma Watson to Will Ferrell and more on a CBS special broadcast of a celebrity pickleball tournament hosted by Stephen Colbert, celebrities are playing pickleball and investing in pickleball. ๐Ÿ“ˆ

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#6. 5 PICKLEBALL TIPS TO FORCE YOUR OPPONENTS TO MOVE

If your opponents are moving on the pickleball court, then they are more likely to make unforced errors. As a result, to help your chances of winning at pickleball, get your opponents moving around. Learn 5 pickleball tips to force your opponents to move and make more mistakes. ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ


#7. QUICK TIP - IF YOU THINK ABOUT THE TIME-OUT, THEN TAKE IT

During competitive pickleball play (i.e., a tournament), there may come a time when you lose a few points in a row, and you may ask yourself or your partner, โ€œDo you think we need a time-out?โ€ If you find yourself asking this question, the answer is โ€œYES!โ€ Take the time-out. If you are thinking about it, then you probably need it (just like this beach volleyball duo, who were faced with this familiar issue we see on the pickleball court). โฑ

Also, to note, a good rule of thumb is to (1) use your time-outs (they are use โ€˜em or lose โ€˜em), and (2) call a time-out if your opponents have scored three points in a row.


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If so, then this book, I Dink, Therefore I Am: Coming to Grips with My Pickleball Addiction, is for you. Have a laugh with longtime humor writer, Frank Cerabino, and grab some great pickleball tips! ๐Ÿ“š


#8. HEADLINES FROM THE COURT

Looking for a deeper dive on the latest pickleball headlines in Pickler The Newsroom... ๐Ÿ—ž

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  • However, these are not the only celebrities joining the funโ€ฆ
    • The PPA Tour hosted a celebrity event, where current #1 ranked PGA golfer Scottie Sheffield, former #1 PGA golfer Jordan Spieth, NBA champion Dirk Nowitzki, tennis superstar John Isner, and former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo took to the court to show off their skills and some friendly banter.
    • โ€‹Country pop star Maren Morris declared that โ€œPickleball is lifeโ€ on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
    • CBS announced that it will debut โ€œPickledโ€ on Thursday, November 17th at 9:00 pm ET, which is a two-hour pickleball tournament hosted by Stephen Colbert that features 16 celebrities from Emma Watson to Will Ferrell that will be competing for the Colbert Cup. ๐Ÿ†

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  • All of this celebrity power and influence will certainly further propel pickleballโ€™s growth, but it may also emphasize the current pain points in the sport, which include the escalating tensions with tennis. ๐ŸŽพ Pickleball and tennis have been at odds over court space (and have even taken to protesting city officials for more courts), but now pickleball and tennis may be becoming at odds over players and broadcast air time, as:
    • Former junior Wimbledon champion Noah Rubin is leaving tennis behind to go pro in pickleball (mostly due to his height); and
    • The Tennis Channel interrupted its broadcast of the San Diego Open featuring Coco Gauff, Bianca Andreescu, and Madison Keys in order to show the PPA Tourโ€™s pickleball charity event (leaving some tennis fans calling the Tennis Channel โ€œabsolutely patheticโ€). ๐Ÿ“บ
  • As we have said here before, there is certainly room for both sports to thrive. We are with Venus Williams in saying we are โ€œhappy any time people pick up any kind of racquetโ€ โ€“ or paddle! There is room for all and there is certainly room for more people to pick up a paddle and make great shots like pro player Jay Devilliers, who put pickleball on the Top 10 Plays on ESPNโ€™s SportsCenter. ๐Ÿ”

  • If ESPN thought that was good, they need to watch more pickleballโ€ฆ There are plenty of moments just like that one. But, this past weekend, we had a shot that many have never seen and may never see againโ€ฆ A behind the head shot from Mary Brascia! Just like MLP, โ€œthereโ€™s nothing else like it!โ€ ๐Ÿคฏ

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#9. WHAT IS A "BERT" IN PICKLEBALL?

What is a "Bert" in pickleball? ๐Ÿค” Learn what the Bert is, as well as why and how to execute the advanced shot of the Bert on the pickleball court.


#10. ON THE TOUR: DOMINANCE ON ALL ACCOUNTS ๐Ÿ†

PPA Championships Showcases 5th Triple Crown on the Year for Teenage Pickleball Phenom | Pickler Pickleball Major League Pickleball Finishes 2022 How It Started... With a BLQK Bang | Pickler Pickleball

In just two weekends, pro pickleball showcased two of the best events of the year:

  1. โ€‹PPA Championships Showcases 5th Triple Crown on the Year for Teenage Pickleball Phenom ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘
  2. โ€‹Major League Pickleball Finishes 2022 How It Started... With a BLQK Bang ๐Ÿ†

Learn who the big winners were, which included a 5th triple crown ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘ on the year for one of the game's most recognizable players, and a team that is quickly becoming the dominant force in Major League Pickleball. ๐Ÿ†

Don't forget to mark your calendars for more pro pickleball action this month! ๐Ÿ—“


#11. RULES REFRESH - HOW RALLY SCORING WORKS

With the rise of Major League Pickleball, the rise of rally scoring may follow. If you watched any of Major League Pickleball this past weekend, then you may have had a few questions about their use of rally scoring and how it may affect the sport. And, even USA Pickleball has hinted that rally scoring may be featured as a scoring option in the official rules as early as 2023, so it may be time to start to learn the "ins" and "outs" of rally scoring. Learn what rally scoring is, the arguments for and against it, and how it works. ๐Ÿ‘


โ€‹SAVE 10%!โ€‹

Get 10% off a new paddle, shoes, and more from Fromuth Pickleball (some exclusions apply). Use the code 10PICKLER! ๐Ÿ’ธ


DID YOU LIKE THIS PICKLEBALL NEWSLETTER?

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