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Altaf Merchant’s dedication to Pickleball is amazing so it’s no wonder he has spent plenty of time on the podium in professional events.  In the interview, he walks through the things he does to make sure he is at the top of his game.  Near the end of the discussion, he talks about his really amazing daily schedule so ensures a balance between family, work, and Pickleball.

Show Notes

In this episode we discuss:

  • Why Altaf says he isn’t a professional Pickleball player even though he plays and wins at that level
  • His success as a high level tennis player representing India and struggles on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour
  • How Altaf was being recruited to play college tennis even though he didn’t know he was being considered
  • How he had more success in Pickleball his first six months playing than in his entire tennis career
  • The challenges of playing professional Pickleball in your late 40’s and the chemistry he has playing doubles with Rick Witsken
  • Altaf’s involvement with Pickleball in the Owensboro, Kentucky area
  • His very, very disciplined schedule that lets him balance Pickleball, work, and family
  • Altaf’s dedication to practicing

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Engage Pickleball

Chicken and Pickle

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