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💡 Can pickleball really help you live longer?

Plus, take your dinks out of the air, news anchor’s pickleball injury leads to horrifying discovery, and much more...

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Hey there,

Welcome back to the Pickleheads Newsletter!

In this issue:

😉 A POV 5th shot ATP
🤾 Take your dinks out of the air
🫢 News anchor’s pickleball injury leads to horrifying discovery
💡 Can pickleball and other racquet sports really help you live longer?
Epic point of the week

😉A POV 5th shot ATP

This week’s epic point is like nothing we’ve ever seen…

Not only is it a great winner, it’s filmed POV by a camera attached to the player! I love it!

To check out this week’s epic point, click the image ▶️

Have a filthy point caught on cam? 📸

Reply to this email or submit yours to [email protected]. The most epic one will feature in next week’s newsletter!

AND if we pick your submission, we'll send you a free Pickleheads t-shirt 🙌 

The best deal in pickleball just got even better…

Brandon with the Friday Original

Last week I told you about the best deal in all of pickleball…

It’s the Friday Original Paddle.

Well their deal just got even better for Memorial Day.

Now you can get 2 Friday original paddles and a free paddle cover for $99.

You can get one for a friend, or if you’re like me… get 2 for yourself 😈

They have 8 cool designs you can mix and match on the deal.

The more I play with this paddle, the more I’m amazed how close to a $200+ paddle it plays.

You can finish points, hit big spin and even land those tedious drop shots you’ve been working on.

The Friday has all the top paddle tech – raw carbon fiber, thermoforming, high surface grit.

On paper, it looks just like a JOOLA paddle. And it really plays like one.

Try one out and you’ll see what I mean. You seriously don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars to get a great paddle anymore! 

I like the colorful design too. More people at my courts are noticing this paddle and asking me about it. The secret’s getting out!

If you want a fun new paddle to try over Memorial Day and enjoy the nice weather, check out this deal 👇

Deal auto-applied in the link above. Make sure to add 2 paddles to your cart to claim the deal!

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🤾 Take your dinks out of the air

James Ignatowich, top-5 ranked pickleball player in the world is back once again for this week’s Level Up.

One of the biggest mistakes I see players make is not taking their dinks out of the air. 

Taking your dinks out of the air allows you to be aggressive, take time away from your opponent, or set yourself up for a better dink/strong putaway shot!

To do this…

First, make sure to keep your paddle out in front of you. Try to reach and take as many dinks out of the air as you can.

A good rule of thumb: if the ball bounced around the kitchen line or past it, you should’ve taken it out of the air.

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Second, bend your knees and stay in a low position. That will make taking dinks out of the air much easier.

Finally, as with all dinks, maintain a loose grip on the paddle so you don’t pop your dinks up!

Following these three easy steps will help you to hit dinks out of the air and take your game to the next level.

Click the video below to see James walk you through this week’s tip 👇

Want to hear more from James? Subscribe to his newsletter below 👇

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🫢 FOX5 anchor’s pickleball injury leads to a terrifying discovery

Fox5 Nevada anchor, Dave Hall, tore his achilles playing pickleball. 

💡 Can pickleball and other racquet sports really help you live longer?

Could playing pickleball and other racquet sports actually help you live longer? Well, what does science say? 

This Medical Express article recently explored whether playing racquet sports over other sports actually helps you live longer.

🫢 Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell ‘finally try pickleball’ and 'are completely addicted now’

Comedian, Dax Shepard, and his wife, The Good Place actress, Kristen Bell, recently and unsurprisingly shared on Instagram they “wanna play every second of every day."


Brandon and Chomps

I played two long sessions recently. 3 hours each.

I was out at 7 am… Gotta beat the crowds right?!

No time for breakfast but luckily I grabbed a few CHOMPS meat sticks and…

Not only are they seriously delicious. But they really do keep you full!

If I eat a granola bar or fruit, I’m back after a few games for more. One meat stick and I was good for a whole session.

This time I tried the taco seasoned beef and it was 🤤

They are my new go-to snack for the courts AND I’m happy the CHOMPS team has offered Pickleheads readers 15% off everything on their site.

Jalapeño beef, taco seasoned beef, pepperoni turkey - you have options 😋

Code PICKLEHEADS auto-applied in the link above

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The paddle that will fix your drops

The PIKKL Hurricane Pro

Quick shoutout to one of my favorite paddles I’ve tested this year 👇

The PIKKL Hurricane Pro.

This one is a drop shot machine! It has this plush responsive feel that makes it easy to hit touch shots, especially drops. 

I don’t think I’ve missed one yet. I felt like Steph Curry shooting 3-pointers in basketball – I could just land one after another 🙌

On paper it didn’t look all that different from all the other raw carbon paddles but it has a unique feel I enjoy.

This is the paddle used by World #12 “Hurricane” Tyra Black. She is super fun to watch

Excited too the PIKKL team offered Pickleheads readers 15% off. Now you can try one of my fav new paddles of the year for $135 👇

15% off code PICKLEHEADS auto-applied in the link above

NEW: Save sessions to your calendar and never miss a game!

You can now save your Pickleheads sessions directly to your calendar 🙌

Just click ‘Add to my calendar’ from any session page.

Pickleheads Calendar feature

We support Google, Apple, Outlook and Yahoo calendars. 

This has been one of our most requested features ever…

And you’ll never have to worry about forgetting your pickleball game again 🙂

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The Hoopa House: Pickleball Paradise

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You’ll find this week’s Dream Court in Yucca Valley, California, part of the Hoopa House: Pickleball Paradise…which is an Airbnb.

Not only do you get to play immersed in a 360 degree panoramic view of Yucca Valley, it’s a USA Pickleball regulation court too.

There’s also a 9-hole frisbee golf course, a large hot tub, and two Cowboy ice baths for post-pickleball recovery. Just, wow!

Save $50 on all lessons at Pickleheads

You now get $50 off all lessons booked through Pickleheads!

To find lessons, just click the ‘Lessons’ tab while searching:

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💵 You’ll get a $50 coupon auto-applied when you find a coach through our site. You can also add your savings manually on Teachme.to with code Pickleheads50

There’s no better way to improve your game than with a hands-on lesson from a coach.

And we’re pleased to offer this discount to help you along your journey.

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