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Augie Ge’s unique entry into pickleball had an unfortunate beginning but became a blessing in disguise. After losing his biostatistics job, Ge went all-in and pro pickleball.

His own brand of obscure drills and tennis/ping pong background have led him to a PPA Silver Medal, MLP Premier Level, and an Arizona Pickleball League title.

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0:00 Introducing Augie Ge

4:24 Augie’s blessing in disguise

9:18 Early pro days and Zane’s wedding

13:10 The social bump after good results and salary talk

17:55 Credit to HeyShay

21:47 AZ Pickleball League influence

25:41 The Silver Medal run with Jaume in NC

27:51 Power ranking the lefties and

30:56 Unorthodox training methods and unique wall drills

34:04 Do you train grip changes?

38:11 Table tennis crossover and extra emphasis on the volleys

41:46 Augie’s win over Zane

46:14 MLP Forecast for the DPC

49:20 Augie’s college tennis experience and April schedule

54:10 ALW’s dominance and 100th title

1:00:02 Do you watch when not playing?

1:01:40 Voicemails

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