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Quotes To Help Improve Your Game

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  • Doc Savarese

Illustration by: Peter Copen

Successful people often state that attitude is as or more important than aptitude. Below is a list of quotes which reflect the significance of attitude on performance.

“If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it” – Erma Bombeck

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress” – Frederick Douglass

“Excellence is not a skill, it is an attitude” – Ralph Marston

“The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply” – Denis Waitley

“A champion is afraid of losing; everyone else is afraid of winning” – Billie Jean King

“Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it” – Stan Smith

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do” – John Wooden

“When it is obvious that the goals can’t be achieved, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps” – Confucius

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try” – Beverly Sills

“Self-confidence is contagious, so is lack of” – Vince Lombardi

“Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn” – John Maxwell

“Defeat is not bitter, unless you swallow it” – Joe Clark



WHERE: East Rec. Center lower courts, Courts #1 and #4.

WHEN: New players (strictly beginners) Introduction to Pickleball and Coached Play (for beginners & novices), Tuesday from 10 – 11 a.m. These classes are combined during the winter schedule.

ATTIRE: Court shoes with non-marking soles.

EQUIPMENT: Balls are provided. Loaner paddles are available for introduction and coached play. These balls and paddles are for use only on the Oakmont Pickleball Courts. WEBSITE: NEW PLAYER CONTACT: Shirley Lieberman,, 537-9871.


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