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I really had a lot of fun interviewing senior professional John Sperling.  He is so full of energy and enthusiasm which really comes across on the show.  Plus, he gave some great tips on how to improve your defense and figure out you opponent’s patterns so you can defeat them.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Why it took John so long to start playing Pickleball and whether he regretted doing it
  • The Pickleball book he wrote and who the audience is of this soon to be published manuscript
  • Why teaching kids Pickleball is so much more than instructing them on the game
  • What his plans are before the New Jersey Open in August and who he is going to introduce to the game
  • What it takes to overcome large deficits in a Pickleball match
  • Why John took a kinesiology class when he was in college and how it helped his tennis game
  • How you can improve your defensive game
  • The importance of figuring out your opponent’s weaknesses and how to identify them
  • Why you don’t have to be flashy to win
  • How to play defense even if you don’t move that well and stay injury free

Mentioned in the Show

New Jersey Open

Selkirk Invikta Vanguard

Selkirk S2 Vanguard

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