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I’m Now Your Personal Pickleball Coach with the My Pickleball Coach App!
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I’m Now Your Personal Pickleball Coach with the My Pickleball Coach App!
Activate your personal subscription (cancel anytime) to have me personally review and coach you and your playing partner. A personalized roadmap revie...
Is Austin, TX #1 for pickleball pros?
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Is Austin, TX #1 for pickleball pros?
Getting reps in against the best players is huge for player development. Most pro players have moved to a pickleball hotbed like Austin, TX, South Flo...
First Person To The Kitchen Wins | Advanced Pickleball Tips
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First Person To The Kitchen Wins | Advanced Pickleball Tips
Heres how to gain optimal court positioning over your opponents by using your third shot wisely!
Players Absolutely HATE This Pickleball Shot…
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Players Absolutely HATE This Pickleball Shot…
You should always try to keep your opponents pinned back at the baseline, right? Well, maybe not always! Zane explains how and when to execute a perfe...
Sam Learns Pickleball’s Newest Shot, The Tomahawk, in 5 Minutes!
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Sam Learns Pickleball’s Newest Shot, The Tomahawk, in 5 Minutes!
Struggling to learn the tomahawk shot? Not sure why you'd want to learn the tomahawk shot in the first place? Zane explains how and why to hit the new...
One Handed or Two Handed? Which Backhand is Best for Your Pickleball Game?
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One Handed or Two Handed? Which Backhand is Best for Your Pickleball Game?
Should you use a one or two-handed backhand at the kitchen line? Zane explains when it might be best to use each!
Med Student Unknown Upsets Pickleball’s Elite | Powered by pickleballjobs.io
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Med Student Unknown Upsets Pickleball’s Elite | Powered by pickleballjobs.io
Collin Shick shocked the pickleball world. Is he the future #1?
The PicklePod Returns
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The PicklePod Returns
Ladies and gentlemen, PicklePod is back! Zane Navratil and Thomas Shields have teamed up to bring you all of the pickleball talk that you can handle. ...
New Paddle Debate Could Change Rules Forever
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New Paddle Debate Could Change Rules Forever
The hottest new pickleball debate is pushing paddle testing to its legal limits. Zane and Thomas go in on the most creative ways to skirt pickleball r...
Pickleball’s Most Public Beefs
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Pickleball’s Most Public Beefs
On a new episode of PicklePod, Zane and Thomas cover the PPA Indoor National Championships. James Ignatowich stole the show on the court and on the mi...
Pickleball Superteam Breaks Up
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Pickleball Superteam Breaks Up
There is huge breakup news in the world of pro-mixed doubles. The superteam of Riley Newman and Anna Bright has called it quits. Also in this episode,...
Pickleball’s Bad Boy w/ DJ Young
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Pickleball’s Bad Boy w/ DJ Young
The bad boy of pickleball DJ Young joins the PicklePod to discuss his run-in with the law. Young is the first player to be fined on the PPA Tour. DJ b...
Pickleball’s Uncomfortable Questions w/ PPA Commissioner Connor Pardoe
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Pickleball’s Uncomfortable Questions w/ PPA Commissioner Connor Pardoe
PPA Tour Commissioner Connor Pardoe joins the PicklePod to clarify the current paddle testing situation. He shares his vision for the future of the to...
The Rise of ANDIAMO w/ Julian Arnold
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The Rise of ANDIAMO w/ Julian Arnold
Pickleball’s most polarizing player Julian Arnold is here to talk all things MLP. His unabashed excitement for the game leaves some fans pining for ...
Which pickleball pro pissed in the planter?
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Which pickleball pro pissed in the planter?
Zane and Thomas burn through pickleball’s hottest stories of the week. First up, they respond to Lea Jansen’s take on singles. Then a juicy letter...
‘Cheating’ is rampant, unwinding the latest paddle drama
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‘Cheating’ is rampant, unwinding the latest paddle drama
It’s been said before. It will be said again. Pickleball is the wild west right now. Between PEDs and paddle delamination, there seems to be ‘chea...
Ben Johns goes deep on all the latest drama in pickleball
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Ben Johns goes deep on all the latest drama in pickleball
Time to check in with pickleball GOAT Ben Johns. Ben took to Twitter to address the paddle delamination issue. He goes deeper into how to test for del...
The 33yo Hedge Fund Manager Pulling the Strings in Pickleball
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The 33yo Hedge Fund Manager Pulling the Strings in Pickleball
Owner of the SoCal Hard Eights, Tim Parks, joins the PicklePod. Tim’s insights into MLP financials, sports betting and building a sports league are ...
Fines, ejections and Pickleball’s WWE play
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Fines, ejections and Pickleball’s WWE play
The first on-site DQ for paddle delamination, pickleball pro flips the bird to courtside heckler and a new rebel will sell you a juiced up paddle. We ...
On-court antics are a gift and a curse
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On-court antics are a gift and a curse
Major League Commissioner Brooks Wiley stops by PicklePod on his podcast tour. Brooks and the Professional Pickleball Labs have been busy creating new...
The New Pickleball Gold Rush
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The New Pickleball Gold Rush
Break out your calculator and loafers because we’re talking pickleball finance. Companies are trying to break into the ball game, players are upping...
Podcast Feuds and the Best Comeback of All Time
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Podcast Feuds and the Best Comeback of All Time
Zane and Thomas address the mud that is being slung around the pickleball world. New podcasts and Twitter have provided a platform to players to defen...
New Tech Will End Sandbagging
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New Tech Will End Sandbagging
MLP creator Steve Kuhn joins PicklePod this week. Steve is addicted to growing the sport of pickleball domestically and internationally. On the pod he...
A Foolproof Strategy to Beat the World #1s
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A Foolproof Strategy to Beat the World #1s
What will it take to beat the most dominant men’s team in the game? Zane Navratil thinks he has the answer. The guys go over the stand-out performan...
Pickleball vs tennis debate, according to tennis pro James Blake
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Pickleball vs tennis debate, according to tennis pro James Blake
US tennis icon and former sexiest man alive, James Blake, defends pickleball on the PicklePod. Blake is an owner in Major League Pickleball and an adv...
“This is probably going to get me in trouble” w/ King of the Court
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“This is probably going to get me in trouble” w/ King of the Court
It’s a special edition of PicklePod from the Morning Brew podcast studio in Manhattan. The King of the Court crew joins the pod to dissect the event...
APP making global power moves
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APP making global power moves
The boys have been on the road and are back with some classic stories. Thomas went toe-to-toe with Jay Devilliers on the court before attending Ed She...
You might be playing with an illegal paddle
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You might be playing with an illegal paddle
The Seattle Open was full of headlines. The guys cover Lea’s singles retirement, Pablo’s costly paddle throw and the upset over the Johns bros. ML...
A lot of paddles are going to fail
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A lot of paddles are going to fail
For the first time ever, a winner of the PicklePod listener contest joins the pod. He is a former free diver and competitive surfer who outlines the f...
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