Quick tip: Be aware of where your partner is hitting!

We talk about court position when we teach beginner pickleball.  Where you should be when your partner is serving.  Where you should be when you or your partner is receiving the serve.  Where we should be for the most offensive opportunity.   But, what about court awareness, and for that matter, PARTNER AWARENESS? Lets focus …

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The Non-Volley Zone rules in detail

Often, ideas to write about pop into my head when I see or experience something while playing or watching pickleball.  I usually think, "maybe they just don't know that," or maybe it's something I think would help a problem I see someone having. Pickleball and golf have something in common that many sports do not …

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Teaching pickleball to a tennis player

Yesterday, I was teamed up in a golf tournament with someone I never played with before.  She was a young woman, probably in her 30's, who played a great golf game.  The weather was perfect and along with two others, we won the tournament.  At the luncheon after play, I heard her mention that she …

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A few insights from my pickleball trip to Germany that have nothing to do with pickleball

Home sweet home! There’s nothing better than home, and the one you share it with. Traveling is so rewarding, especially meeting many nice people along the way, but nothing beats the peacefulness of being home. There are some things that we as Americans are so accustomed to that I’m glad to have once again. Conversely, …

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My pickleball world

Pickleball has been the focal point of my life for 7 years now.  When I retired from working in 2012, I decided to try this "new" game called pickleball and the rest is history.  Aside from staying physically active playing the game, the most important and satisfying aspect has been traveling and meeting so many …

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Fancy a trip to Australia?

I can't possibly promote every tournament on my blog, but here's one I hadn't hear of before!  The Australia Pickleball Championships!  Australia is one place I've never been and would like to go sometime. So, it's good to see that pickleball is growing there! Here's some information on the upcoming Australian Pickleball Championships tournament in …

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