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The Most Difficult Shot

I use to think the most difficult shot in pickleball was the drop shot. Now, I think it’s the second most difficult shot. What’s my new number one?

Your Most Important Resource

If you’re serious about improving pickleball skills and performance, then there’s one resource you must develop and nurture. No, it’s not your paddle. Or your shoes. Or your fitness and agility. Yes, these are valuable resources – among many – that you need to get right and/or improve. But, I think there’s an even more important resource…

0-60 Drill Game Scoring

When I designed The Coach Mark Workout© in spring of 2020, I had to include the 0-60 Drill Game. I think it’s one of the best ways to develop control, consistency, and confidence for players at any skill level…

A Leap of Faith

During my business consulting career, I facilitated strategy design workshops for leadership, management, and project teams. I closed these sessions with a conversation about change and resistance to change. I would use this quote to spark a discussion about…

Coach Mark on Pickleball Fire

Coach Mark was interviewed by podcaster Lynn Cherry of Pickleball Fire. If you haven’t heard of Pickleball Fire, take a few minutes to check the website out and listen to some of the other interviews…


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