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In this episode, I talk with top professional Zane Navratil on how the game of Pickleball is changing.  He talks about the advanced shots he teaches 4.5 players and above.  He also discusses how his own game strategy has evolved over the years and how he used statistics to help identify areas of improvement.  All of this is working for Zane as he recently finished second in Men’s pro doubles in a Newport Beach tournament losing to Ben and Collin Johns in the final.

Show Notes

In this episode we discuss:

  • Zane’s lack of success when he first started Playing Pickleball
  • Why Zane recently left his job as an auditor at Deloitte and how that relates to Pickleball
  • What you need to do in Pickleball to excel at the professional level
  • Two professional Pickleball tours, where the stops are, and how they differ from one another
  • Zane’s approach to teaching 4.5 and higher players
  • How the strategy of the game has changed in the last few years and why this gives Zane an advantage
  • What Zane learned from compiling statistics on his game in an Excel spreadsheet

Mentioned in the Show

APP Tour

PPA Tour

Onyx Evoke Premier Paddle

Electrum Paddle

Ben Johns Franklin Signature Paddle


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