Winning Pickleball: Expert Strategies for Next Level Play (Paperback)

Winning Pickleball: Expert Strategies for Next Level Play By David Satka, Leigh Waters (Foreword by), Anna Leigh Waters (Foreword by) Cover Image
By David Satka, Leigh Waters (Foreword by), Anna Leigh Waters (Foreword by)
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Play to win! This one-of-a-kind book for pickleball beginners and fanatics on learning how win at the game through mental approaches and psychological strategies.

Pickleball expert David Satka shows players of all levels how to improve their game through strategy, technique and mental toughness. You don't have to be a natural athlete to become a better player, you just need to learn the secrets of winning.

With over 36 million players, pickleball is one of the fastest-growing game in the country and while there are now certainly many books about how to play with a focus on mechanics of strokes and endless instruction on drills, this book is all about being better by making one more mentally aware.

The book includes sections on the following:
  • Understanding levels of plays and setting goals
  • Peak performance readiness routine
  • Organizational factors
  • Mental toughness and ability
  • Key positionings, footwork and shot selection
  • The power of practice
  • The important of partner communication

You can get significantly better at pickleball without endless hours of practice or thousands of dollars of lessons and this book is your guide to doing just that. It's to think one's way to a winning at pickleball without skills or drills.

About the Author

David Satka is a USA Pickleball Ambassador for Central Pennsylvania and founded the first outdoor pickleball courts in Altoona. An athlete all his life, he played tennis at Division I Indiana State University. David began his instructing career at the World Class Tennis Camp in Baltimore and continued as an assistant tennis professional in Altoona, PA. He recently retired after 25 years of teaching history and as an adjunct criminal justice professor at Penn State Altoona where he was also a successful head basketball and assistant tennis coach.

Praise For…

“...offering an insightful guide to enhancing one’s game beyond the physical play.”
—Kyle Whatnall, Selkirk Sports, Senior Manager, PPA Pickleball Tour Player

“...can help all players improve their game!”
—Moira Roush, eight-time US Open Pickleball Champion

“...a never-ending reservoir of tactics, strategies and life lessons to apply in your pickleball journey.”
—Peter Popovich, US Open and National Senior Games gold medalist

“...discusses the often overlooked aspects of balance and footwork which I truly appreciated.”
—Dr. Saby Karuppiah, MD, Selkirk Pro Team USAPA Atlantic Regionals Singles and Doubles gold medalist

“Dave's sheer determination to be the best mentally prepared player on the court comes through loud and clear in this inspiring book.”
—Doug Rowe, former Head Men’s Tennis Coach, D-1 Player, USPTA Professional

Product Details
ISBN: 9781578269952
ISBN-10: 1578269954
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
Publication Date: April 30th, 2024
Pages: 192
Language: English