“The “Pickleball Is All” Website is for Beginners wanting to learn the game and experienced players wanting to improve their game and reach their threshold of peak performance.
This is a teaching, explaining, and demonstration by illustration website for you to use as your blueprint for success. “Coach Joe” knows Pickleball, and Pickleball knows Coach Joe.
Since January 2016 when Coach Joe held his first Pickleball Paddle, he has played and coached Pickleball most every day (7 days per week). Averaging 6 hours a day court time, at a variety of public and private locations.
Coach Joe has earned the prestigious IPTPA Level II Pickleball Teaching Professionals Certification, and the IPTPA Certified Skill Rating Specialist CRS-4.
Coach Joe is also an appointed USAPA Pickleball Ambassador for Baltimore Co, MD.
During Coach Joe’s time spent teaching over 212 newbies ‘how to play pickle ball,’ helping many mediocre players to improve their game, and coaching competitive players to play winning pickleball, he learned there were common threads of physical unforced errors and mental mishaps that were generic to most all players.
The most frequent physical mistakes are caused by flawed stroke mechanics, inadequate shot development, poor shot selection, inaccurate shot placement, and the inability to play as a synchronized doubles pickleball team.
The mental mistakes evolve from a distracted mind on and off court. Pickleball is 70% mental and 30% physical. A negative mindset looses more games than poor physical performance.
Such mindsets contribute to a lack of motivation, low self confidence, self doubt negative thoughts , intimidation, and a fear of failure, while playing the game.
A quote from “The Inner Game of Tennis by W. Timothy Gallwey,” summarizes the effects of mind control, as, the opponent within your own head is more daunting than the one on the other side of the net.”
This Website is intended to address the physical and mental aspect of winning pickleball for all levels of play.
Coach Joe Update:
On November 25, 2019, Coach Joe tore his right leg Achilles Tendon while playing. This was a complex tear, that required healthy tendon to repair the weak tendon at the rupture site. Dr. Rebecca Cerrato, Surgeon, Director at the Instutitute of Foot & Ankle Research & Reconstruction at Mercy Hospital, Downton Baltimore, MD, performed this 4 hour long complex procedure to successful complete this repair.
Considering Dr. Cerrato’s patient was 78 years old, with double knee replacemnts, this was a significant challenge. But Dr. Cerrato knew how much I loved the game of Pickleball and my need to return to the game. I am now week 15 in recovery, still doing PT at home every day and hitting 200+ shots on my home practice device. Normally it can take almost a year of rehab before returning to any strenuous activity. I anticipate come May 2020 I will be back on the courts coaching & Playing
Welcome to my “PICKLEBALL~ IS~ ALL” World and now its your world too.