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. 





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.

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)

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

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

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)

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. 



Episode 15 - How to Be a Champion

August 24, 2018

The Tournament of Champions is on this week in Utah. And in honour of that event, we're talking about what it takes to be a champ no matter what your skill level. 


Episode 14 - 3 things to play better right away (micro podcast)

August 16, 2018

Live from his car in Vancouver BC, Mark talks about 3 things you can do right away to be a more effective PB team. 


Episode 13 - Underperforming in Tournaments, PB Cruises, Start with Singles?

August 11, 2018

In this episode of the show Mark answers listeners' questins about whether it is best to start people off with singles, whether pickleball cruises are any good, and why someone is doing just fine in practice, but loses all confidence in matches. Enjoy!