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How Do Pickleball Pros Stay In Shape?


One of the keys to success in pickleball is staying in good physical shape. Professional players spend many hours on the court each day, and it's essential to have the endurance and strength to keep up with the fast-paced nature of the game. Here's how some of the top professional pickleball players stay in shape:

  1. Cross-training - Many professional players engage in cross-training activities like weightlifting, yoga, and cardio workouts to build strength, increase flexibility, and improve endurance. Cross-training helps players develop the physical attributes they need to excel in pickleball, including quick reflexes, agility, and coordination.

  2. Proper Nutrition - Professional pickleball players understand the importance of proper nutrition in maintaining their physical health. They consume a balanced diet that provides the necessary nutrients and hydration they need to perform at their best on the court.

  3. Recovery and Rest - Recovery and rest are crucial components of staying in good physical shape for pickleball. Professional players take time to stretch, rest, and recover after each game or practice session to reduce the risk of injury and maintain their overall health and wellness.

  4. Mental Preparation - Professional pickleball players understand the importance of mental preparation in their overall performance. They use visualization, breathing exercises, and mindfulness techniques to stay calm and focused, even during the most intense moments of the game.

Professional pickleball players stay in good physical shape through a combination of cross-training, proper nutrition, recovery and rest, and mental preparation. By following these tips and maintaining a well-rounded approach to their health and wellness, professional pickleball players are able to perform at their best on the court and excel in this exciting and dynamic sport.



Impact Pickleball can help you stay in shape while helping you be a better pickleball player. Sign up for private lessons, a city program, or buy a paddle today!


Written by: Adam Fritsch/CEO Impact Pickleball

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