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Our Pickleball Pros on Changing the Game

Ashley Robinson

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This interview with coaches Kari Evans and Ashley Robinson touches on why they love the game of pickleball. Both point to the evolution of the sport and how it is now faster-paced and more competitive, requiring quick hands, good hand-eye coordination and even takes on a more aggressive side with powerful drives and attack shots.

Kari also highlights the mental side of pickleball. Success, particularly at the more advanced levels, requires strategy and a tactical approach. As she says, if you can outsmart and “out-patient” your opponent, you’ll be successful on the pickleball court. The mental component, along with the desire to improve, provides an outlet for people to study, learn and develop a passion that is an important, positive element of their lifestyle.