How to go pro in less than a year w/ Jaume Martinez Vich
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by Thomas Shields, Zane Navratil
1w ago
Jaume Martinez Vich is the guest on an all-new episode of the PicklePod. From humble origins in Spain, Jaume has gone from Rafa Nadal's hitting partner to a DII Tennis National Champion and is now a top 10 pro pickleball player. Learn more about Jaume's risky bet on himself to make it as a pickleball pro. He shares the details of how he fought for a performance-based contract and exceeded expectations. Pickleball's #1 subscription box is here https://www.thedink.shop/ To support Stop Alzheimers Now and submit your question for the pod visit: https://www.stopalzheimersnow.org/donate.html Le ..read more
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Risky strategy to win more pickleball matches w/ Dekel Bar
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by Thomas Shields, Zane Navratil
3w ago
The big man, Dekel Bar, steps into the PicklePod studio to get some things off his chest. Dekel is not a fan of the new serve rule and thinks it detracts from viewer friendly pickleball. Zane and Dekel had an epic semifinal matchup and the Desert Ridge Open. We break down the hostile attacks and game-changing clips that made the match unforgettable. Sign up to play at the Picklebowl '24 at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. https://www.inspiringchildren.org/vegas-pickle-bowl Benefits go to the Inspiring Children Foundation. We're giving away 10 Franklin FS Tour paddles. Enter the gi ..read more
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Will China take over the game of pickleball?
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by Thomas Shields, Zane Navratil
1M ago
Zane and the boys get raucous in Austin for his bachelor party. He suffers the right of passage of the white rabbit run and falls asleep at a comedy club. The PPA-MLP 'deadline' has officially passed but there are still questions unanswered. The guys discuss whether China prepping for Olympic supremacy should have pros concerned. Sign up to play at the Picklebowl '24 at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. https://www.inspiringchildren.org/vegas-pickle-bowl Benefits go to the Inspiring Children Foundation. Dock tok https://www.docktok.com/ AreyoukiddingTV Pickleball's #1 subscription ..read more
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"I shouldn't say this, but..." w/ Riley Newman
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by Thomas Shields, Zane Navratil
1M ago
Riley Newman makes a special appearance on the PicklePod and shares his best stories from six years of pro pickleball. Newman covers his break up with Matt Wright and how he is building partnerships in 2024. The guys give an update on the PPA - MLP merger and Riley explains his surprising decision to sign with MLP last year. Finally, Riley responds to the haters who don't like his style of play or paddle tap philosophy. Pickleball's #1 subscription box is here https://www.thedink.shop/ To support Stop Alzheimers Now and submit your question for the pod visit: https://www.stopalzheimersnow.or ..read more
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Pickleball’s most deadly forehand w/ special guests
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by Thomas Shields, Zane Navratil
1M ago
Jack Munro is a pickleball OG. He picked up the game before it was cool and was a junior national champion a decade ago. After a long hiatus, he is back to reclaim his throne in America's fastest-growing sport. Zane and Jack are joined by Carlos Di Laura who is putting together a pro pickleball playground and training center in Austin. Pickleball's #1 subscription box is here https://www.thedink.shop/ To support Stop Alzheimers Now and submit your question for the pod visit: https://www.stopalzheimersnow.org/donate.html Shop performance-driven comfort from Vuori https://vuoriclothing.com/t ..read more
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The rule changes tripping everyone up
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by Thomas Shields, Zane Navratil
1M ago
Drop a comment below for a chance to win a Zane Navratil Signature Paddle. The progression draw has been met with some pushback. Some pros aren't fans of being pushed aside to make room for tennis superstars. The new carry rule has players everywhere arguing and pulling out their rulebooks. Zane lays out his bold predictions including another new serve rule. Pickleball's #1 subscription box is here https://www.thedink.shop/ To support Stop Alzheimers Now and submit your question for the pod visit: https://www.stopalzheimersnow.org/donate.html Shop performance-driven comfort from Vuori htt ..read more
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So we’re just not going to acknowledge this?
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by Thomas Shields, Zane Navratil
2M ago
There is a new deadline on the PPA/MLP merger but there still seems to be no clear path to the finish line. “Big Pickleball” has started throwing its weight around and it's got some players on the defensive. Thomas sums up the game's current juxtaposition in a pickleball version of The Night Before Christmas that you don’t want to miss. Pickleball's #1 subscription box is here https://www.thedink.shop/ To support Stop Alzheimers Now and submit your question for the pod visit: https://www.stopalzheimersnow.org/donate.html Shop performance-driven comfort from Vuori https://vuoriclothing.com ..read more
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Ben Johns is the luckiest player in pickleball w/ special guests
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by Thomas Shields, Zane Navratil
2M ago
Thomas is away and Zane is hosting a party. Jason Bock and Carlos Di Laura join Zane in-studio to cover a disappointing loss at MLP San Clemente, action from the PPA Finals and all things Austin pickleball. Pickleball's #1 subscription box is here https://www.thedink.shop/ To support Stop Alzheimers Now and submit your question for the pod visit: https://www.stopalzheimersnow.org/donate.html Shop performance-driven comfort from Vuori https://vuoriclothing.com/thedink Not only will you receive 20% off your first purchase, but enjoy free shipping on any U.S. orders over $75 and free returns ..read more
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Ben Johns is the luckiest player in pickleball w/ special guests
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by Thomas Shields, Zane Navratil
2M ago
Thomas is away and Zane is hosting a party. Jason Bock and Carlos Di Laura join Zane in-studio to cover a disappointing loss at MLP San Clemente, action from the PPA Finals and all things Austin pickleball. Pickleball's #1 subscription box is here https://www.thedink.shop/ To support Stop Alzheimers Now and submit your question for the pod visit: https://www.stopalzheimersnow.org/donate.html Shop performance-driven comfort from Vuori https://vuoriclothing.com/thedink Not only will you receive 20% off your first purchase, but enjoy free shipping on any U.S. orders over $75 and free returns ..read more
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This pro went absolutely ape sh** w/ Altaf Merchant
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by Thomas Shields, Zane Navratil
3M ago
Altaf Merchant joins the pod after completing a perfect season in men’s senior pro doubles. The Mumbai Monster recaps the most exciting matches on his way to a 59-0 record. Merchant explains how his fiery personality has gotten him into trouble on the court and shares why he thinks he was snubbed in the MLP 2023 draft. To support Stop Alzheimers Now and submit your question for the pod visit: https://www.stopalzheimersnow.org/donate.html Win apparel from The Pick and a new paddle from Veloz in our new giveaway https://giveaway.thedinkpickleball.com/thepick-veloz Win a pickleball facility a ..read more
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