Winning Pickleball

Winning Pickleball
Expert Strategies for Next Level Play
Written by David Satka
Foreword by Leigh Waters and Anna Leigh Waters

Category: Sports & Recreation - Racket Sports - Pickleball; Sports & Recreation - Training; Sports & Recreation - Coaching
Format: Trade Paperback Original, 192 pages
On Sale Date: 04/30/2024
ISBN: 9781578269952

Winning Pickleball shows players of all levels how to improve their game through strategy, technique and mental toughness.

Whether you’re a pickleball novice looking to improve or a pro player eager to up their mental game, Winning Pickleball is perfect for anyone who’s ready to learn and ready to win — all without skills or drills.

Pickleball expert David Satka shows players of all levels how to improve their game through careful strategy, refined technique and mental toughness. Remember: you don’t have to be a natural athlete to become a better player, so long as you know the secrets of winning.

With Winning Pickleball, you’ll learn secrets to success like:
• Identifying your current level and how best to play up to it
• What peak performance really looks like
• How to cultivate focus
• Proper footwork and shot selection
• Perfect practice to practice perfectly
• The importance of partner communication

Wanting to win isn’t enough — you need to know how to win to succeed at anything, and pickleball is no different. Let Winning Pickleball show you how to do just that!

Top ranked pickleball champions Leigh Waters and Anna Leigh Waters say in their foreword that this book will "give you tips to improve quickly, as well as tell stories, make you laugh, and give you insights into how the pros play and think."

About the Author

David Satka is a USA Pickleball Ambassador and certified Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) coach. An athlete all his life, David was a four-year starter on the Division I tennis team at Indiana State University. He began his instructing career at the World Class Tennis Camp in Baltimore and continued as a tennis teaching professional. David recently retired from a 25-year career as an educator and coach. He also founded the first outdoor pickleball courts in Altoona, PA. For more information, visit

Praise for Winning Pickleball

“...offering an insightful guide to enhancing one’s game beyond the physical play.”
—Kyle Whatnall, Selkirk Sports, Senior Manager, PPA Pickleball Tour Player

“...can help all players improve their game!”
—Moira Roush, eight-time US Open Pickleball Champion

“...a never-ending reservoir of tactics, strategies and life lessons to apply in your pickleball journey.”
—Peter Popovich, US Open and National Senior Games gold medalist

“...discusses the often overlooked aspects of balance and footwork which I truly appreciated.”
—Dr. Saby Karuppiah, MD, Selkirk Pro Team USAPA Atlantic Regionals Singles and Doubles gold medalist

“Dave's sheer determination to be the best mentally prepared player on the court comes through loud and clear in this inspiring book.”
—Doug Rowe, former Head Men’s Tennis Coach, D-1 Player, USPTA Professional