It’s easy to get caught up in the outcome of a pickleball game, but if you want to improve your game, it’s important to focus on the process.

Here are a few tips to help you focus on the process when playing pickleball:

  1. Set goals for yourself. Before you start playing, set some goals for yourself. What do you want to accomplish in the game? Do you want to improve your serve? Do you want to make more winners? Having goals will help you stay focused on the process and not get caught up in the outcome.
  2. Focus on your technique. When you’re playing, focus on your technique. Make sure you’re using the correct form when you’re hitting the ball. If you focus on your technique, you’ll be more likely to make good shots.
  3. Be patient. It takes time to improve at pickleball. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t see results immediately. Just keep practicing and you’ll eventually see improvement.
  4. Have fun! Pickleball is a great way to get exercise and socialize. If you’re not having fun, you’re less likely to stick with it. So make sure to relax and have fun while you’re playing.

Following these tips can help you focus on the process when playing pickleball.

Remember, the most important thing is to have fun and enjoy the game.

Here are some additional tips to help you focus on the process when playing pickleball:

  • Take breaks. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or frustrated, take a break. Step away from the court for a few minutes to catch your breath and clear your head. When you come back, you’ll be refreshed and ready to focus on the process.
  • Visualize success. Before you play, take a few minutes to visualize yourself playing well. See yourself making good shots and winning the game. This will help you stay positive and focused during the game.
  • Be positive. Talk to yourself positively and encourage yourself throughout the game. This will help you stay motivated and focused.
  • Don’t compare yourself to others. Everyone learns and plays at their own pace. It’s important to focus on your own improvement and not compare yourself to others.
  • Learn from your mistakes. After the game, take some time to reflect on your performance. What went well? What could you have done better? Learning from your mistakes will help you improve your game.
  • Celebrate your successes. Even if you lose, take some time to celebrate your successes. Did you make some great shots? Did you improve your serve? Celebrating your successes will help you stay motivated.

Focusing on the process is a skill that takes time and practice.

But if you follow these tips, you’ll be well on your way to focusing on the process and becoming a better pickleball player.

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Dan Janal is an avid pickleball player who has written more than a dozen books including Pickleball: Get In The Game.

Dan’s enthusiastic style and great story telling ability captivates every audience. He shares terrific stories and simple tips to make every day on the pickleball court a wonderful adventure.

His motto is, “If I improve one skill or meet one new person, then it’s been a good day.”

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