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The Pickleball Show with Chris Allen

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Headed to Nationals? Here’s what you need to know about Pickleball’s Biggest Party! USAPA’s Christine Barksdale and Pickleball Tournament’s Melissa McCurley give Chris all the latest info. Plus, reigning Women’s National Champion Corrine Carr m
You love pickleball, but don’t enjoy playing tournaments. What’s the biggest reason you stay home? Top coach Mark Renneson joins Chris to discuss players’ biggest tournament complaints, and Mark unveils his latest “pickleball labor of love,” Pi
What are the two scariest words you can say to many pickleball players this Halloween? Will the all-new BIG DOG Paddle send your opponents running away with their tails between their legs? Chris welcomes two special guests and explains Pickleba
Is “side-out scoring” holding pickleball back? Do we need “rally scoring” for pickleball to advance world-wide? Pickleball teacher, historian, and thought-leader Steve Paranto discusses rally scoring with Chris, including how volleyball and bad
Do we REALLY need refs calling every game of a sanctioned tournament? Has the USAPA gone too far in their sanctioning guidelines? Does medaling in a non-sanctioned tournament, like US Open, mean less to players and pros?  It will certainly coun
Are there four tournaments that comprise the “Grand Slam” of Pickleball? Chris does a TOC post-game with triple Triple Crown Winner Scott Moore (not a typo — Scott won Singles/Doubles/Mixed Gold 3 years in a row) along with Melissa McCurley, an
Are people going to think twice before partnering with a player that might hurt their rating? Top player Stephanie Lane, along with Melissa McCurley, share their opinion with Chris, and offer playing tips to immediately improve your game. Also,
Is “solidity” the hidden key that will instantly unlock your BEST pickleball game? Champions Robert Elliott and Ben Johns offer playing advice to Chris, and unveil their latest innovation, the Elite Pro MAVERICK Paddle. Also, would you like Thi
Have you verified your NEW RATING? Pickleball’s new rating system (UTPR) is now live, and you need to make sure your rating is accurate. USAPA’s Christine Barksdale, Melissa McCurley and Rocket Grubbs explain the new system to Chris, while also
What’s the latest poaching strategy you can use to your advantage? National Champion Glen Peterson shares his recent observations with Chris, and tells the story behind his revolutionary portable net system, SwiftNet. Also, do you know The 7 Es
What’s the difference between a power player and a “banger?” Which one are you (really)? Mark Renneson and top player Matt Staub discuss playing a power game with Chris, and what sets it apart from the traditional banger’s approach. Also, do yo
How is Pickleball evolving, and what’s in store for us this summer?  Melissa McCurley, the hardest working person in pickleball, offers her take on upcoming tournaments and where the sport is headed, on and off the court. Also, do you know The
US Open “Triple Crown” Champions Simone Jardim and Scott Moore share even more of their secrets with Chris, rounding out their discussion of each of the basic shots in pickleball: the serve, return, drop, drive, lob and dink. Also, do you know 
To win the game, you have to win the point; and to win the point, you have to win the shot. US Open “Triple Crown” Champions Simone Jardim and Scott Moore reveal their secrets to each of the basic shots in pickleball: the serve, return, drop, d
What’s new at the US Open Pickleball Championships? Will Scott Moore join Simone Jardim and Jennifer Dawson in the “Triple Crown Club?” National Champion Scott Moore and Pickleball Guru Prem Carnot offer their on-scene observations from the 201
What dinking strategy guarantees YOU control the kitchen? How do you disarm opponents who constantly slice and spin? How can set up the point on the return? Steve and Callan Dawson share their championship playbook with Chris and Melissa. Also,
Are you backing up when you should be moving forward? National Senior Champion Glen Peterson reveals his innovative kitchen strategy. Also, do you know The 7 Essential Skills for Championship Pickleball? It’s the exclusive video from top coach
Are you beating yourself by trying to do too much on the court? How should you stand at the kitchen line to play your best? Is your paddle holding you back? National Champion Sarah Ansboury shares her winning philosophies with Chris. Also, do y
How do you beat players younger than you? When’s the best time to come to the net? What can you learn from Singles, even if you only play Doubles? National Champion Marcin Rozpedski joins Chris, along with Melissa McCurley, and serves up world-
What’s the secret to an “unattackable” dink? How high should your drop shot be when it crosses the net? Is it ever a good idea to back up once you’re up at the kitchen line? National & US Open Champion Dave Weinbach reveals his personal strateg
How do you control the game, whether you’re a player or referee? Are the new rule changes having some unintended consequences? Is the new Onix Fuse ball about to become your favorite? Byron Freso, top player and pickleball’s premier ref, tells
What can you learn from a guy who’s won Nationals TWICE (with two different partners)? Daniel Moore shares his pickleball tips with Chris, and weighs in on the rally scoring debate. Also, do you know The 7 Essential Skills for Championship Pick
What does USAPA Nationals’ move to Indian Wells in Palm Dessert mean for players?  What does Pickleball Tournaments’ merger with Pickleball Central mean for tournament directors, as well as players? Melissa McCurley gives Chris all the late-bre
Are tournament players losing on purpose?  Should we switch to rally scoring? Rocket Grubbs goes over more rules changes with Chris and top player Laura Fenton-Kovanda, plus they share quick tips guaranteed to make you a better player tomorrow.
Are you up-to-date on all the new USAPA rules for 2018? Rocket Grubbs explains them to Chris and top player Laura Fenton-Kovanda, who also give their (strong) opinion of stacking and other pickleball issues. Also, do you know The 7 Essential Sk
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