Zane Navratil Pickleball May 3rd, 2024 Newsletter

Zane Navratil Pickleball May 3rd, 2024 Newsletter

April was wild – 3 tournaments in a row in Houston, Los Angeles, and then St. George, Utah. Travis and I were able to snag a bronze at the LA Open. Travis carried as I was limited in mobility due to some minor back spasms, but I’m back to full health…until I played singles at the Red Rock tournament!

I haven’t been playing singles for awhile now. It used to be my favorite event, but some nagging injuries last year made it a lot less fun, and I’m enjoying doubles a lot more. I’ve still got it though, apparently haha! I took down JW Johnson in the 2nd round and then Pablo Tellez before falling to Christian Alshon in the quarters. I was able to sneak in a chainsaw against him! 🤭

In puppy news, Arlo has a new hobby: destroying toys!

I rounded out the month by heading down to Florida for some practice with my new team: The New Jersey 5s! Myself, Anna Leigh Waters, Mari Humberg, and Will Howells got two solid days of practice in ahead of MLP Atlanta next weekend! Check out our schedule of play below!

New Jersey 5s Schedule of Play:

  • Friday 5/9 12PM EST against LA Mad Drops
  • Friday 5/9 6PM EST against New York Hustlers
  • Saturday 5/10 10AM EST against AZ Drive

I’ve had an amazing time teaching clinics over the past month! If you’re in Austin, I invite you to join me and fellow touring pro Jack Munro at one of our upcoming clinics. Our sessions are crafted to enhance your skills and strategic play. With a maximum of 16 participants per session, you’ll receive personalized guidance to elevate your pickleball game.

Secure your spot by registering below! ⤵️

Catch the latest in pickleball with Thomas Shields, me, and our entertaining guests on the Picklepod. And don’t forget, I’ll answer any and all questions if you donate to Stop Alzheimer’s Now. Just add your questions in the memo section of your donation and ask away!

Pros vs 5.0s – If you’re a serious fan of the series and want to have input, please join the discord server! ⤵️

AIM7 brings a special focus to pickleball performance, recovery, and injury prevention.

For a limited time, use the button below and enter code ZANE25 to receive a 30-day free trial followed by an annual subscription for 25% off! Annual subscribers also receive 30% off Thorne supplements! 🙌

Lots going on in Atlanta next month! The first Major League Pickleball event followed immediately by the second PPA Major Slam! When you’re not watching live pro matches, play and enjoy the entertainment at the local Pickle & Social!

Level up your practice sessions and game with a Lobster ball machine. Use code ZANE5 for 5% off any pickleball machine and accessories.

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