Once again, I want to welcome a guest blogger - Kevin Douglas from Sylvania, Ohio. Kevin is a member of several pickleball clubs in the Toledo area. He is often seen playing in high level games, but also with beginners and intermediate players, always helping them as they learn the game. Am I the only … Continue reading If you won’t hit the ball to me, why should I play with you?
Lets talk about the third shot drop. There's no doubt that practice makes perfect, and this shot definitely requires practice. Hitting ten or twelve third shot drops in warm up is helpful, but can't really be considered practice. To become proficient at this shot you have to work on it outside of a game situation, … Continue reading Third shot drop…..or not
What better time to write than while a thunder storm is passing through. The wind is whipping our hanging plants and the rain is pelting down on the burned lawn, desperate for water. There’s a peacefulness to the chaos happening outside my back patio door. It’s been a long time since we have had a … Continue reading Reflections during a rain storm
Can we all agree on something? Unless at the beginning of a sentence, used as a proper noun, or part of the title of a book or article, the word "pickleball" should NOT be capitalized! But I won't waste time writing a blog on this topic. Jennifer Lucore already did in her blog, All Pickleball! … Continue reading pickleball, Pickleball or pickle ball?
This just about sums it up!! (Click title to see video!)
Barely a month goes by that I don’t hear of someone suffering with pain from aching feet, or in some cases they have stopped playing altogether due to foot pain. Likely, they are suffering from plantar fasciitis. I’m not a doctor, but I suffered from plantar fasciitis for many, many years.....over twenty, so I know … Continue reading Take care of your feet!
This special woman, Carmen Lopez from Madrid, Spain is the first Down Syndrome athlete to 1) compete in an international tournament and 2) win a bronze medal! Carmen was supported in every match by the Spanish team on the sidelines, rooting her on! Her excitement after good rallies and points was infectious! After the tournament … Continue reading History was made in the Netherlands!
In just two days, I'll be off again to go play in an international tournament! This time, to the 3rd Amsterdam International Pickleball Tournament which this year is in Almere, Netherlands, a very short train ride from Schiphol Airport. I'm thrilled to be partnering my good friend Bonita Baker-Robbins (England), and my pickleball husband Leonardo … Continue reading The world pickleball family grows!