24 episodes

A comprehensive pickleball podcast co-hosted by world #1, Ben Johns and fellow Franklin Pickleball pro, Rob Nunnery.

They discuss current news and events, a recap of the latest tournaments, a preview of upcoming tournaments and pairings along with discussing some of the latest controversial topics that arise in the sport.

The Freestyle Boys with Ben Johns and Rob Nunnery The Freestyle Boys Podcast

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A comprehensive pickleball podcast co-hosted by world #1, Ben Johns and fellow Franklin Pickleball pro, Rob Nunnery.

They discuss current news and events, a recap of the latest tournaments, a preview of upcoming tournaments and pairings along with discussing some of the latest controversial topics that arise in the sport.

    Jan 22, 2022 - Ben's New Partnership with Baby Waters And A Big Blog Reveal

    Jan 22, 2022 - Ben's New Partnership with Baby Waters And A Big Blog Reveal

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    This episode was recorded prior to the Dundon interview, but we wanted to get that one out first as priority. We recorded this episode from the Waters casa in Florida as we were in town for an exhibition at Mirasol Country Club.

    Links:

    Rob Nunnery The Cost of Pro Pickleball

    Pickleball Getaways

    The Freestyle Boys Merch

    Chapters: 

    0:00 Intro 

    3:03 Results

    5:00 News and Events 

    17:20 Freestyle

    33:50 Jackism Sort Of

    36:57 Tips Section

    43:08 Hot Takes

    47:52 Spicy Stories

    57:36 Questions of the Week




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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Jan 20, 2022 - The Tom Dundon Interview

    Jan 20, 2022 - The Tom Dundon Interview

    Ben and Rob sit down with the most polarizing figure in the sport of pickleball currently, Tom Dundon. With the purchase of Pickleball Tournaments, Pickleball Central and the PPA Tour, Tom shares his vision for the sport and the challenges we all face.

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    There's chaos in the picklesphere and a lot of organizations are scrambling. We discuss the latest updates and happenings and what it means for the sport of pickleball.

    Links:

    PPA Tour

    Pickleball Central

    Pickleball Tournaments

    Rob Nunnery The Cost of Pro Pickleball

    Pickleball Getaways

    The Freestyle Boys Merch


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    • 55 min
    Massive Change to Pickleball Landscape, How to Practice Properly and The Future of The Sport

    Massive Change to Pickleball Landscape, How to Practice Properly and The Future of The Sport

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    There's chaos in the picklesphere and a lot of organizations are scrambling. We discuss the latest updates and happenings and what it means for the sport of pickleball.

    Links:

    Rob Nunnery The Cost of Pro Pickleball

    Pickleball Getaways

    The Freestyle Boys Merch

    Chapters: 

    0:00 Intro 

    4:08 News and Events 

    13:43 Freestyle

    20:27 Hot Takes

    24:00 Tips Section

    35:14 Questions of the Week

    50:30 Spicy Stories


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    • 54 min
    New Rec Play Tips, Pickleball Reality TV, Nationals Recap & Paddle Controversy Ep 19

    New Rec Play Tips, Pickleball Reality TV, Nationals Recap & Paddle Controversy Ep 19

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    After Robs Freestyle trip to Hawaii the Freestyle Boys are back to discuss the drama at Nationals, a potential new pickleball reality tv show, the F1 championships, New Paddle controversy and introduce a new Rec Play Tips section. 

    Links:

    Rob Nunnery The Cost of Pro Pickleball

    Pickleball Getaways

    The Freestyle Boys Merch

    Chapters: 

    0:00 Intro 

    6:15 News and Events 

    13:10 Pickleball Reality TV 

    16:58 Nationals Recap 

    29:10 New Rec Play Tips Section

    34:16 New Controversial Paddles Breakdown

    41:28 Freestyle

    47:18 Hot Takes

    49:37 Pro Strategy

    52:00 Questions of the Week


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Massive Q&A Sesh, Freestyle ATX Trip and Lighting My Clothes on Fire For Warmth

    Massive Q&A Sesh, Freestyle ATX Trip and Lighting My Clothes on Fire For Warmth

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    Surprise! Betcha didn't expect the Freestyle Boys to publish a new episode this fast! In a marathon episode, the guys cover a ton of ground from 2022 partnerships, senior pro pickleball, the future of MLP and catch up on a big chunk of the listeners questions. Also, NFTs!

    Chapters: 

    0:00 Intro 

    5:15 News and Events 

    37:10 Results & Upcoming 

    45:50 Freestyle 

    46:42 NFTs 

    1:06:25 Hot Takes 

    1:14:05 Questions of the Week


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    • 1 hr 56 min
    Spin Continuation Tip, PPA Masters/MLP Recap and Mimi's Muffins

    Spin Continuation Tip, PPA Masters/MLP Recap and Mimi's Muffins

    The Freestyle Boys are bringing the latest episode to you from the La Quinta Resort the morning of Championship Sunday.

    Referenced Links:
    https://www.patreon.com/freestyleboys

    https://anchor.fm/the-freestyle-boys/message

    https://www.majorleaguepickleball.net/

    https://www.mimiscafe.com/

    https://www.pickleballgetaways.com/

    https://www.elog.com/

    https://www.ppatour.com/

    Time Stamps:
    [0:00] Ben and Rob are at the PPA Masters Tournament in La Quinta, CA on Championship Sunday. They discuss the All Whites Uniforms requirement, AJ Koller's interpretation of “Stack em up, light em up”. Ben brings up Jack’s favorite breakfast spot, Mimi’s Cafe.

    [9:24] The guys theorize a card that would let you skip any line ever and global pre check when flying.

    [12:05] MLP Partnerships are reuniting as Ben and Rob are playing together again next month as well as Andrea Koop playing with Ben in an upcoming tournament.

    [13:08] Ben talks about how the MLP tournament exposed the ability to get to know other players better than any other tournament. They also discuss how owner involvement and team housing really made the difference in the tournament outcome. They mention the future outlook for MLP and how teams and format may go.

    [19:47] Rob talks about the trends of pickleball in the news and Vanity Fairs pickleball write up. Ben brings up the new InPickleball Magazine. An exciting new subscription based pickleball magazine unlike anything else currently out.

    [22:26] Ben recently taught a lesson he wasn't expecting to do but he was surprisingly convinced to do it and has a method for deciding on when to do them in the future.

    [24:50] Rob tells Ben about another network talk show, The Today Show, that did a pickleball segment after Ben had done his segment on Live with Kelly and Ryan.

    [26:33] Ben has a demand of the MLP Prichard Cup for the future. It must be drinkable!

    [28:00] Ben explains Spin Continuation and what spin is best for what shots and how to do it.

    [39:39] Tyson McGuffin and Ben have a singles gold match and Ben and Matt Wright play mens doubles gold at the Masters.

    [31:47] Michael Winney asks Ben and Rob some questions of the week including favorite movie and favorite book.

    [37:56] The listeners were upset at no Jackism the last episode. The boys give us this weeks Jackism, “Don’t Activate Me!”.

    [40:00] This episode's spicy story Ben tells us about Zane Affleck’s experience with a coffee shop's creamer selection.


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    • 41 min

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