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“Pickles Sez” Tip #1—Watch the Ball!

Pickles Sez #1 (May 2018) — This month Pickles takes inspiration from SCPA member Mike Miller, who can frequently be heard muttering, “Watch the ball, Mike,” “Errrg…took my eye off the ball,” or “It’s all about the ball.” Indeed, USAPA’s Fundamentals book advises us to track the ball all the way to the face of the paddle, and to see it not only contact the paddle but also leave the paddle.  Such a basic thing. … But easier said than done, as we all know from experience.   How can we get ourselves to concentrate, concentrate, and keep concentrating, each time we (more…)