Take control of the things YOU CAN control!

Reposted.... I apologize for the technical difficulties of the first posting!! Lets face it, there are only two things that you really have total control over on the pickleball court. The first one is your serve. The serve is the only shot you have total control over. YOU toss or drop the ball.  YOU hit …

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NO BALL IS WORTH THE FALL!

Anyone who teaches pickleball to beginners, probably starts with a few safety tips. These little, seemingly common sense mentions cannot be overlooked or be given too much emphasis. They are probably the most important part of a new player's first lesson. Here's a sampling of what a beginner should be taught, before even picking up …

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News from Spain – Sponsorship for Intellectually Disabled player! (English and Spanish versions)

Gema Garcia Rodriquez of  Madrid Pickleball Association, has some exciting news for the pickleball community!  Below are both English and Spanish versions.  Pardon any liberties I may have taken with the translated version to English, however I think those changes reflect what was being said. Thank you, Gema for sharing this great news! Two years …

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Loopholes in sports

NOTE: be sure to read the comments too. Sports depend on rules. rules create an environment for fair play in competition. Every year, USA Pickleball publishes a list of rule changes, rule additions, cuts and revisions to the previous year's rules. I suspect this will continue with more new rules and changes in 2022 and …

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Drilling with a Purpose – drills and thrills!

Some players LOVE LOVE LOVE to drill!  Others struggle to find enjoyment in it.  There's no doubt that drilling makes you better, IF you and your drilling partner practice with a purpose.   For those of you who don't really like drilling, maybe try to come up with drills that you can play as a game.  …

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Drills and Thrills! Drilling with a purpose.

Some players LOVE LOVE LOVE to drill!  Others struggle to find enjoyment in it.  There's no doubt that drilling makes you better, IF you and your drilling partner practice with a purpose.   For those of you who don't really like drilling, maybe try to come up with drills that you can play as a game.  …

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Pickleball Uniting the World

Since coining the phrase "Pickleball Uniting the World" in 2016, it has never been more apt. There are tournaments and pickleball events being hosted on nearly every populous continent around the world. Amazingly, a pickleball and paddles have even been taken to Antartica and hit between two players in full cold weather gear! Just a …

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They just won’t come to the NVZ line.

Anyone who has played pickleball for a while knows that coming to the non-volley zone line is an important strategy. Being at the NVZ line give you an advantage of not only coverage, but offensive power. More points are scored from this position on the court than any other. We all get into games with …

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