Pickleball Problems
Ep 33 - Teaching Pickleball in Prisons with Roger BelAir

Ep 33 - Teaching Pickleball in Prisons with Roger BelAir

February 12, 2020

Parks, community centres, country clubs. When you think about where pickleball gets played and taught you probably imagine these kinds of facilities. But when Roger BelAir thinks about the sport, he's more likely to think about razor wire and surveillance cameras. That's because Roger teaches pickleball inside America's prisons. 

Pickleball Problems host Mark Renneson talks with Roger about his volunteer work, what it's like to teaching 'on the inside' and why pickleball between rival gangs is so interesting to watch. 

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Mentioned in the show:

Jigsaw Health

Selkirk Sport

Rancho la Puerta

USA Today feature article

NPR Interview with Roger

 

Ep. 32 - Pickleball Rule Changes for 2020 (Part 1)

Ep. 32 - Pickleball Rule Changes for 2020 (Part 1)

January 14, 2020

New ways to indicate "not ready". Hydration breaks re-defined. Sneaky serves and more! There have been some significant changes to the official rules of pickleball that go into effect January 15, 2019. Mark Renneson speaks with referee Don Stanley about some of the key rules that will impact rec and tournament players alike. 

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Mentioned in this episode:

The Pickleball Lab

Pickleball Coaching International

Professional Pickleball Association

2020 Official Rules 

2020 Summary of Rule Changes

Ep 31: Mark Answers Tim’s 6 Questions

Ep 31: Mark Answers Tim’s 6 Questions

December 18, 2019

On this episode of the show Mark tackles 6 questions from listener Tim Boggess. Tim wants to know why he's making mistakes on his forehand, how to stop being frozen out of rec games, and why the pros seem to have a "fetish" about one particular ball. 

 

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Ep 30 - Adam Stone on His Weird Ready Position

Ep 30 - Adam Stone on His Weird Ready Position

November 28, 2019

Adam Stone played tennis for the University of Texas at Tyler and then went on to become the team's coach. He played professional poker for more than a decade and was  national champion in 35+ men's doubles. 

In this episode of Pickleball Problems, host Mark Renneson talks to Stone about this image below. It was taken from a video posted on the Pickleball Instructor's Forumon Facebook and shows Stone in a rather upright position, with his paddle quite low.

This position is contrary to how many pickleball players are told they should stand when preparing for the ball. And since Stone plays at an elite level, we figured we'd talk to him about what's going on in this pic and whether we should re-think what it means to "be ready". 

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Ep. 29 - Michelle Esquivel Plays Good Idea, Bad Idea

Ep. 29 - Michelle Esquivel Plays Good Idea, Bad Idea

November 18, 2019

In this episode of the show we take an excerpt from The Pickleball Lab where Michelle Esquivel plays a  game of "Good Idea, Bad Idea". 

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Special Edition: Frank Anthony Davis on the Pickleball Lab

Special Edition: Frank Anthony Davis on the Pickleball Lab

October 30, 2019

This is a special edition of the show. We bring you an excerpt from an exclusive conversation from The Pickleball Lab that we had with Frank Anthony Davis. FAD is a pro player and singles specialist who brings and incredibly exciting flavour to pickleball. In this conversation he talks about what he did to make the jump from being a good player to one of the game's elite performers. 

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Ep. 27 - Bob’s Pet Peeves

Ep. 27 - Bob’s Pet Peeves

October 18, 2019

In this episode Mark talks to Bob about some of the things that drive him crazy in pickleball and what he can do to overcome it. More at thirdshotsports.com 

 

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Ep. 26 - What we’re getting wrong about the return of serve

Ep. 26 - What we’re getting wrong about the return of serve

August 24, 2019

Mark made this episode in response to a question posted on facebook: "Where should I return serve?". Seems simple enough, right?

But as he discusses during the show, "Down the middle solves the riddle" might actually be some poor advice. Take a listen to find out a better way to approach the return. 

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pickleballcoachinginternational.com

thepickleballlab.com

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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

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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. 

 

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