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SAT,  MAY 18, 2024

2ND SHOTS UNCUT .

SAT,  MAY 18, 2024

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  • EP 1: Finding Courage To Give Life A 2nd Shot on the Pickleball Court
    Welcome to the 1st episode of 2ND SHOTS UNCUT, the most candid, straight-up straight talk short-form docu-series online today. Featuring World Pickleball Champion Kyle Yates and recovering addict/aspiring pickleball pro Niko Fronimos, 2ND SHOTS UNCUT showcases how the rules of the court apply to life, especially when it comes to overcoming life’s obstacles – as experienced not only by Kyle and Niko, but also by America’s favorite pro athletes and thought leaders featured herein. EP #1 touches upon Kyle and Niko’s backstories before World Champ Yates breaks down the fundamentals of the sport.

  • EP 2: Where Pickleball Strategy & Squirrels Collide
    OYOYOY!!! Ignorance is bliss – and sometimes that’s the only way to start. Check-out Kyle’s challenges with training overly confident and under-focused Niko (who has the confidence of, according to Yates, a squirrel). Don’t miss the absolutely unflappable Kobe Bryant at 01:36, whose patience, and stalwart drive and focus remain unmatched to this day (as announcer states while opposing NBA player jerks the ball within inches of Kobe’s face – and the great Kobe doesn’t blink: ‘Don’t bother trying to get into the head of Kobe Bryant.’

  • EP 3: Pickleball World Champ to 54-year-old Aspiring Olympian: Practice Your Weakness
    We know what you’re thinking: practicing your weakness is the last thing you want to do. EP 3 is a great follow-up to EP 2 – listen carefully to Kyle’s coaching of Niko: it’s like a TED Talk, with words of wisdom that only a 28-year-old with an old soul (and scores of National Championships and a World Title) is qualified to impart. EP 3 is especially fun, reminding us that Muhammad Ali was the original rapper, that Kobe and LeBron were like brothers, that Oprah is the queen of soul, and if Bruce Lee were alive today, he’d be President and the world would be a better place.

  • EP 4: SPIN CONTROL w/World Champion Kyle Yates Training Future Olympian Niko Fronimos
    “When is the right time to make a calculated risk,” inquires Yates, who tries to teach Fronimos lessons he may, or may never, be in a mindset to learn. Yates talks about relocating to Colorado, and the risks he took when he decided to forego college to pursue professional pickleball; importantly, it was Yates who actually put pickleball on the popular culture map as we know it today. Yates also discusses the best time to take risks on the court, which Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg has an opinion on as well: “The biggest risk is not taking one at all.”

  • EP 5: PICKLEBALL - Where Mad Genius & Passion Intersect
    Dictating play v reacting and playing as the cat, not the mouse, is Yates focus with Fronimos here. Clips of Michael Jordan talking about the importance of being more than just talk – but taking action toward improving oneself, getting stronger, building oneself physically to power through your sport. EP 5 was shot at beautiful Club Greenwood outside of Denver, where Fronimos shares how he overcame drug addiction, smoking and other ills to strengthen his spirit, and work toward regaining the love of his son, who took a different path that didn’t include Niko during the depth of his addiction.

  • EP 6: Opponents Aren't Going to Gift You Opportunities
    Shot in Naples, Florida at the iconic Veterans Memorial Park of Collier County Parks & Rec, EP 6 accesses quality over quantity and purposeful shots as well as the importance of not waiting for life to bring you opportunities, but to create your own, to be in control of your own destiny. As Yates says, opponents aren’t going to give you opportunities, players need to ‘lean-in, be patient and play strategically.’ Backing-up Yates POV here is a leading YOGI, President JFK, and Kermit the Frog. Don’t miss the ending!

  • EP 7: Trust Your Pickleball Game
    Fronimos expresses concern about developing confidence during competition, to which Yates shares how boxing champ Mike Tyson was terrified until the minute he steps in to the ring, followed-up with Tyson talking above using fear to your advantage. We love Yates talking about the times he has reminded himself to trust him game, knowing the time, focus and practice he put into his game before the match. In the end, Yates talks about how the world isn’t going to end if you lose a match, and losing a match doesn’t mean you’re a loser. Kyle Yates for U.S. President 2028!!!

  • EP 8: PICKLEBALL: More Than A Game
    Yates and Fronimos explore what they’ve learned thus far as part of Kyle’s on-court lessons, & how those insights apply off-court. With Fronimos' observation that 28-year-old Yates’ wise persona is relatively incongruent compared to the 54-year-old who, at times, approaches life with the maturity of Peter Pan, EP 8 reflects the core allure of pickleball. Regardless of demographic, the sport is an open book, open-to-all, for anyone who has the desire to pick up a paddle and improve their lives for reasons that have nothing to do with winning, and everything to do with connecting.

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EP 1: Finding Courage To Give Life A 2nd Shot on the Pickleball Court
Mon, Apr 29, 2024

KYLE YATES

NIKO FRONIMOS

PICKLEBALL CHAMPS

Introducing the new YouTube series 2nd SHOTS featuring World Pickleball Champion Kyle Yates train recovering addict Niko Fronimos how to optimize his game as he dedicates his life to finding moral redemption, and regaining the love and trust of his family, through the sport of Pickleball, and - oh, yeah - become an Olympian in the 2032 Brisbane Games in the process.

EP 1: Finding Courage To Give Life A 2nd Shot on the Pickleball Court

Welcome to the 1st episode of 2ND SHOTS UNCUT, the most candid, straight-up straight talk short-form docu-series online today. Featuring World Pickleball Champion Kyle Yates and recovering addict/aspiring pickleball pro Niko Fronimos, 2ND SHOTS UNCUT showcases how the rules of the court apply to life, especially when it comes to overcoming life’s obstacles – as experienced not only by Kyle and Niko, but also by America’s favorite pro athletes and thought leaders featured herein. EP #1 touches upon Kyle and Niko’s backstories before World Champ Yates breaks down the fundamentals of the sport.

EP 1: Finding Courage To Give Life A 2nd Shot on the Pickleball Court

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KYLE YATES

NIKO FRONIMOS

PICKLEBALL CHAMPS

Introducing the new YouTube series 2nd SHOTS featuring World Pickleball Champion Kyle Yates train recovering addict Niko Fronimos how to optimize his game as he dedicates his life to finding moral redemption, and regaining the love and trust of his family, through the sport of Pickleball, and - oh, yeah - become an Olympian in the 2032 Brisbane Games in the process.

EP 1: Finding Courage To Give Life A 2nd Shot on the Pickleball Court

Welcome to the 1st episode of 2ND SHOTS UNCUT, the most candid, straight-up straight talk short-form docu-series online today. Featuring World Pickleball Champion Kyle Yates and recovering addict/aspiring pickleball pro Niko Fronimos, 2ND SHOTS UNCUT showcases how the rules of the court apply to life, especially when it comes to overcoming life’s obstacles – as experienced not only by Kyle and Niko, but also by America’s favorite pro athletes and thought leaders featured herein. EP #1 touches upon Kyle and Niko’s backstories before World Champ Yates breaks down the fundamentals of the sport.

Welcome to

EP 1: Finding Courage To Give Life A 2nd Shot on the Pickleball Court

Welcome to the 1st episode of 2ND SHOTS UNCUT, the most candid, straight-up straight talk short-form docu-series online today. Featuring World Pickleball Champion Kyle Yates and recovering addict/aspiring pickleball pro Niko Fronimos, 2ND SHOTS UNCUT showcases how the rules of the court apply to life, especially when it comes to overcoming life’s obstacles – as experienced not only by Kyle and Niko, but also by America’s favorite pro athletes and thought leaders featured herein. EP #1 touches upon Kyle and Niko’s backstories before World Champ Yates breaks down the fundamentals of the sport.

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