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Pilot attempts the 48-48-48 pickleball world record

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Keys To The Game 🔑

Power of The Reset:

From disadvantage to neutral with the reset shot

So, what's the deal with resetting?

Well, it's all about taking those fast, aggressive shots and returning them over the net at a slower speed. This is particularly useful when you find yourself in a tight spot, trying to regain control of the game.

But, here's the catch: you need to have soft hands to execute this move effectively. That means loosening your grip and letting the ball fly without too much oomph. You want to keep your reset shots low and humble, like a pickled cucumber.

The reason for this is simple; you don’t want to give your opponents an opportunity to smash the ball down at your feet.

Another thing to keep in mind is the timing of your reset. It's different for every player, so you need to find what works best for you. Here’s a general rule of thumb: if the ball is too low and far below the net, it’s time for a reset.

Don't worry if you can't get it right at first, though - it takes practice to perfect the reset. Get out there with a partner and practice different reset shots to get a feel for it.

Spotlight 💡

Pickleball and Planes:

Move over, Phileas Fogg – there's a new adventurer in town!

Meet Dean Matt, a man on a mission to set a world record, as he attempts to play 48 pickleball matches in 48 states all in less than 48 days. He's already on his 12th state, touching down in Scottsdale, AZ for a game with the councilman and the managing director of USA Pickleball. And get this – Dean is flying his own plane and hitting multiple states in a day!

You’ve probably heard (or watched) the story of the Iron Cowboy.

Well, that’s where Dean got the inspiration from. “He did 50 Ironman triathlons in 50 states in 50 days. Full ironman triathlons - not the little baby kind. It’s a very inspiring story,” Matt says.

The challenge began on May 1st, and Matt is off to a flying start – literally. 🛩️

Stay In The Loop 🗞️

Jack Sock makes his pro pickelball debut at the NC Open

Time for a dill-ightful recap of some pickleball action to keep you in the know:

1- The North Carolina Open served up some thrilling matches over the weekend! Here are your winners:

  • Mixed Doubles Championship: Anna Leigh Waters and Jack Sock won against Allyce Jones and Riley Newman, with Sock earning his first gold medal in his pro pickleball debut and Waters completing her triple crown

  • Men's Doubles Championship: Matt Wright and Riley Newman displayed exceptional teamwork and skills to take the title over JW Johnson and Dylan Frazier

  • Women's Doubles Championship: Anna Leigh Waters and Catherine Parenteau crush it against Yana Grechkina and Lauren Stratman

  • Men's Singles Championship: Federico Staksrud claims the title in a thrilling two-game win against Tyson McGuffin

  • Women's Singles Championship: Anna Leigh Waters dominated the court

2- The excitement for pickleball in Idaho is growing as a new state-of-the-art facility, The Flying Pickle, is set to open in Meridian this fall. The facility will feature 18 courts, a restaurant, pro shop, and facilities for coaching and lessons. Oh, and guess what the restaurant is called? "The Kitchen!”

3- ESPN and the Carvana Professional Pickleball Association (PPA Tour) have partnered to broadcast eight PPA Tour tournaments in 2023, which began with the OS1st NC Open this past weekend. YAY for some quality pickleball broadcasting! 😎

Beauty of The Week 😍

Meme of The Week 🥒

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