Pickleball Problems
Ep. 25 - The Problems with Coaching (Part 3)

Ep. 25 - The Problems with Coaching (Part 3)

June 18, 2019

When should coaches act as players? How do you give great feedback? Where should you stand to observe your players during a drill?

In this third part of our series on coaching, host Mark Renneson addresses these questions and gets a visit from Third Shot Sports' COO Friendly Kate to talk about her experience taking beginner pickleball lessons. 

Mentioned in the show:

Pickleball Coaching International

The Myth of Paddle Up

Ep 24. How to Practice Like a Superstar — Without Being One.

Ep 24. How to Practice Like a Superstar — Without Being One.

April 10, 2019

Why pockets matter and more! Whether you are an aspiring pro or just like getting better, how you spend you time training matters. In this episode of the show Mark talks about some simple things you can do to get the most out of your practice time. 

Ep. 23. The value of the drive and playing with a 12 year old. Exclusive interview with pro Leigh Waters.

Ep. 23. The value of the drive and playing with a 12 year old. Exclusive interview with pro Leigh Waters.

March 8, 2019

In this exclusive interview, Mark Renneson talks with PB pro Leigh Waters about what its like to compete (and win) at the highest level with her 12-year old daughter Anna-Leigh, as well as their significant use of the third shot drive.

Waters/Waters is fresh off a major win over Corrine Carr and Simone Jardim. See that match here. 

Other links cited:

Pickleball Coaching International

20 Drills and 10 Games for Better Pickleball

Ep. 22 - micro edition: 3 Fixes for Pop-ups

Ep. 22 - micro edition: 3 Fixes for Pop-ups

January 30, 2019

Ricardo is tired of popping up his drops and dinks. Mark suggests three things he can do right away to make his life better. 

thirdshotsports.com

pickleballcoachinginternational.com

 

Ep. 21 Micro Edition: 3 Questions from Bob in Wisconsin

Ep. 21 Micro Edition: 3 Questions from Bob in Wisconsin

January 19, 2019

In this micro edition of the show, Mark Renneson tackles three questions from Bob in Wisconsin. 

1. What role does keeping your head down play in hitting high quality shots? Is this related to watching the ball hit the paddle -- and is that good advice anyway?

2. Shuffle to dink or crossover? How to decide?

3. Serving rules and spin -- what's the relationship?

Have some questions of your own? Send a voice memo to mark@thirdshotsports.com

Ep. 20 - Rally scoring, blowing on the ball, catching out balls.

Ep. 20 - Rally scoring, blowing on the ball, catching out balls.

December 31, 2018

In this episode of the show, Mark Renneson takes listener questions about technique, tactics, rules and etiquette. Is it ok to catch balls that are flying long? How do you get more power on your drive? Can you blow the ball over the net?

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Pickleball Coaching International (promo code PROBLEMS)

Body rotation on drives

Personal Video Analysis

Episode 19 - PB Coaching Problems (Part 2)

Episode 19 - PB Coaching Problems (Part 2)

December 4, 2018

Is the PB instructor market saturated? How do I handle a player who is hopeless? I've got 6 people and just one court -- what's the best way to manage them? Is teaming up with another pro to offer lessons a good idea? 

Third Shot Pickleball coach Mark Renneson answers these questions and more on this episode of the show. 

Don't forget to check out Pickleball Coaching International

Ep 18 - Observations from 2018 USAPA Nationals

Ep 18 - Observations from 2018 USAPA Nationals

November 17, 2018

We're back from the 2018 USAPA Nationals! In this episode of the show, Mark Renneson talks about 3 of his takeaways from the tournament. 

Ep 17 - How to Compete Better at Tournaments

Ep 17 - How to Compete Better at Tournaments

November 2, 2018

Live from the 2018 USAPA Nationals in Indian Wells California! Mark Renneson from Third Shot Sports tells you about 10 things you can do to perform better at a pickleball tournament. 

 

Attention PB Coaches!!!! Don't forget to check out Pickleball Coaching International for some amazing resources. Use the promo code PROBLEMS to save $10!

Episode 16 - Pickleball Problems Coaching Edition (Part 1)

Episode 16 - Pickleball Problems Coaching Edition (Part 1)

October 12, 2018

Should you become a certified coach? How should you handle onlookers watching your lessons? How do you get your students to practice what you preach? In this spcial 'coaching' edition of Pickleball Problems, Third Shot Sports coach Mark Renneson addresses some of the issues instructors have to deal with. This is part 1 in a 3 part series!

Resources mentioned:

Pickleball Coaching International

Why I'm Not a Certified Pickleball Coach

If you do decide to become a PCI mmeber, use the promo code PROBLEMS at the checkout to save $10.