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Athena Trouillot has already had a lot of success in professional Pickleball although she just started playing the sport in the summer of 2017.  In 2019, she won gold and silver in the pro division at the Canadian nationals and also won a silver at the U.S. nationals.  In the interview, Athena gives some great tips for advanced players as she talks about blocking, seeing the ball, and misdirects.

Show Notes

In this episode we discuss:

  • How pro players Simone Jardim and Catherine Parenteau influenced Athena to start playing Pickleball
  • Why Athena isn’t surprised about the growth of Pickleball including two new pro tours
  • Athena’s success at both the U.S. and Canadian Nationals in 2019
  • How Athena ended up playing her very first tournament in Pickleball in the professional division
  • Athena’s playing style from both a physical and mental perspective
  • How Athena teaches her Pickleball students to see the ball better
  • What things on the court separate professional players from amateur players
  • How Athena’s paddle helps her hit trick shots and she also explains what a trick shot is

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