Pickleball Consistency and 56 Feet of Snow?!

This year in Tahoe. There was a lot of this and unfortunately
not too much of this one can 56 feet of snow in one winter. Teach you
about pickleball. Stay tuned. Hey everybody at CJ Johnson. I’m sure that you already know some of
the most valuable lessons we get about our sport. Don’t come from the
playing field. They come from life. Today. I’m going to share with you some of the
things that I learned this winter that will help you to be more consistent
when you get on the pickle ball courts. Speaking of consistency, if you want to stay in the know and get
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time I post a new video on Saturdays. We all know how important
consistency is in pickle ball. Do you have a plan in place to
become more consistent? I’m curious, put a yes or no in the comments down
below. As I was reflecting on this winter, there are six skills that will help
any player at any level to become more consistent. Today. I’m going
to share three of those
skills with you. Don’t worry, I’m not holding out on you.
I’m happy to share the other three. If you stick around to
the end of this video, I’ll give you a link that’ll take you
to a blog post that’ll give you those three bonus skills plus a few
interesting winter time antidotes. Patience is a virtue not just for your
life but on the pickle ball courts too. Whenever I think about patients either
for myself on the court or when I’m teaching it to someone else, I’m reminded of these words of
wisdom from to time us open, gold medalist, Laura Fenton, Covanta now her number one problem, her number one problem really was up
here and there’s a number of us and I was guilty of it because all the sports I
used to play, we’re all very aggressive, racquetball, tennis, football,
basketball, all of these things. You’re always on the offense in pickup. All that requires a lot of patients and
this is just a basic key point that we tried to get across as when the ball
is below the net and you are at that kitchen line is not the time to drive
the ball and people become impatient, you know, and maybe it’s one or two dinks and you
see this hole somewhere or you think you see this whole but the balls below
the net and you think, oh Bam, I can get that whole when you go wham
and all of a sudden the ball’s coming right back at you at your feet.
Okay. The key of that is you’ve got to become
patient and that’s so easily said. No. I’m happy to report that since we
taped that, which was several years ago, I personally have become much more
patient on the courts because frankly patients pays off in points, but just exactly how do you do that? A general rule of thumb is if
you have to hit up on the ball, don’t attack. Another way to think of it is if the ball
doesn’t bounce above the height of the net, that’s an unattainable
ball for most people. Now, you’ll notice I said most people, that’s because in pickleball there’s
a lot of exceptions to the rules. If you come from a
racket sports background, chances are your pretty good at putting
topspin on the ball and if that’s one of your strengths, you can attack a ball that
bounces below the net. Oftentimes successfully. If you’re fortunate enough to be one of
those people who’s great with Topspin, the recommendation for you is don’t
attack attackable ball that doesn’t bounce above your knee.
Skill number two, physical fitness makes your life
easier off and on the courts. A few years ago I was listening to an
interview with Scott Moore where he talked about the decision to become one
of the best players in pickleball. Certainly he got on the court and
started working on his pickleball skills, but his other priority was working with
a trainer and getting physically fit. You may not have a desire to be one
of the best players in the world, but certainly being more fit,
we’ll help you on the pickle ball court, your physical condition,
your cardiovascular strength, your muscle strength and endurance, your flexibility and mobility and your
balance begin to deteriorate when you’re at age 40 if you’re not doing
anything to combat you’re aging, you’re deteriorating and eventually that’s
going to take a toll in all areas of your life. And often overlooked area of fitness and
a prerequisite for athletic motion is balance in pickable balance allows us
to get the ball to go where we wanted to go. In addition to helping
you improve your consistency, physical fitness will help us
to avoid injury on the court. People who have strong legs and course
use their bodies to enhance their pickup. All emotion, people who have a weak legs and course
often band or move from the wrong places, putting additional stress on their bodies. If you’d like to know how your physical
fitness measures up for your age, click on the length that just popped
up above and it’ll take you to a free fitness assessment. We drill over and over and over again
so that when we get into a game or a tournament, the right move comes to us automatically
without even having to think about it. Humans are hardwired to like games.
After all, most of us are ready
addicted to pick a ball. Make sure that you join me in the next
video where I will show you how to craft a fun and effective practice plan
that will help you to improve your consistency.
To prep for that, make sure that you get your
free pickleball inventory form. It’s the first step in putting together
a fun and effective practice plan that will have you to improve your consistency. I’ll put a link down in
the show notes below. Oh, and don’t forget to check out those
three bonus lessons by clicking the link down below.
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