Zane Navratil Pickleball April 17th, 2024 Newsletter

Zane Navratil Pickleball April 17th, 2024 Newsletter

Jenny and I took a week or so to recover from the wedding weekend, so I skipped the PPA North Carolina Cup. It was well worth it as wedding weekend took a lot out of us!

One way that we tried to recover was by a nice brunch! Austin people! Check out Yamas Greek Restaurant. I highly recommend it, and my friend Kostas is amazing! Just tell him that you play pickleball!

You may have seen it already, but Jenny and I added another member to our little family. No, it is not a child, but rather a fur baby! She’s a golden retriever puppy and we decided to name her Arlo after our wedding venue! Her hobbies, so far, include biting, peeing, and terrorizing her brother Murray!

I got to play my first pickleball tournament with a ring on! Jenny, myself, and a couple of friends road tripped from Austin to Houston for the PPA tournament. Parris Todd and I teamed up for the first time in awhile and made a decent run to the quarterfinals, narrowly losing to Dekel Bar and Tina Pisnik. On men’s day, Travis ‘The Rattlesnake’ Rettenmaier took down Daniel De La Rosa and Martin Emmrich before falling in 3 tight games to Christian Alshon and Tyler Loong.

Plenty of pickleball over these next couple of weeks! Next weekend is the LA Open and the following weekend is Red Rock!

I’m thrilled to announce our upcoming Pickleball Clinics in the Austin area, featuring two-hour sessions led by expert instructors, including the renowned Jack Munro as my co-instructor.

Each clinic is designed to elevate your game with focused skill development and strategic play. With a maximum of 16 participants per session, you’ll receive personalized attention and tailored instruction to take your pickleball game to the next level.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to refine your techniques, learn winning strategies, and connect with fellow pickleball enthusiasts. Reserve your spot now for these exclusive clinics, and let’s elevate our game together! See you on the courts! 

Click the date below to register, or get more info for an upcoming Austin Area clinic: 

Join Thomas and me on the Picklepod every week for an engaging dive into all things pickleball! Whether you prefer to tune in live on YouTube or catch us on your favorite podcast platform, we’ve got you covered. Explore the strategies, stories, and excitement of pickleball with us wherever you go! Newest episodes are posted below

In the world of pickleball, where agility meets strategy, 2 pros, Zane Navratil and Carlos Di Laura take on 3 formidable 5.0 amateurs in a winner take all battle for $500 💸 and a puppy 🐶! 

Leave a comment after watching the video to let us know what Pros vs 5.0s challenge should we do next?

The Major League Pickleball matchups have been announced for the first regular season event in Atlanta!

For our friends to the north, be sure to tune into the Game+ Network, the official home of Major League Pickleball in Canada!

I’m excited to start this new season with Will Howells and my fellow UPP teammates Anna Leigh Waters and Mari Humberg! Let’s go 5s!

Check out my conversations with Erik Korem, high-performance thought leader and founder of the AIM7 app, on his Blueprint Podcast.

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