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TIPS FROM OUR WRAC PROS
TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR "AT HOME" ACTIVITIES.
Slowing down the game. If you find yourself feeling rushed on the Pickleball court, here are some tips for you. First of all, try not to get suckered into a bashing match with your opponents. When you see their paddles go up and above their shoulders, hunker down to make your base solid, ready to block anything near you. Keep your paddle as still as possible.
When you dink, remember to keep it low and short over the net to disable your opponents from being aggressive. Lastly, there's always a third option. Duck! When you see your opponents go for a big finish on the kitchen line, try getting out of the way, you might get lucky as the ball sails long.
- Clint Vidano
Head Tennis/Pickleball Pro
Start scheduling your day. Create an exercise plan to establish a routine and stick to it.
Dig down deep to find energy to do the workout to generate more energy mentally. It will help you deal with the chaotic times right now!
Be sure to eat.5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables (a rainbow of color variations) to help keep your immune system strong and healthy!
Send me pictures of your “home gym” or workout equipment and I’ll design a plan for you!
- Tammi Flynn, email@example.com
Try these tips to play smarter.
If you try to hit the ball faster than your opponent it will only increase your risk. Rather, try to aim slightly higher and achieve better depth.
If you try to end the point prematurely you will be tempted to take too much risk. Rather try to keep the point going using offense and defense wisely.
- Charl Grobler, Tennis Director/Pro
For Runners or Runners to be, I’d say, stay consistent and to your training routine. You may have to modify (due to lack of gym), but time on your feet is still time on your feet, whether you’re indoors or running/walking loops around your neighborhood! If you’re feeling unmotivated, create a virtual training group with your friends where you have to text updates on your daily workouts and keep each other accountable!
For Massage Clients, use other means to find relaxation! The mind probably needs it more than ever right now. Make a goal to spend 15-30 min a day doing yoga, finding stillness, foam rolling...or even soaking in the bathtub with some Epsom salts!
- Anja Petterson, Certified Running Coach and Licensed Massage Therapists