Occasionally I like to bring in a guest writer to provide another viewpoint or in this case, the expertise of a professional. Today's guest blogger is Bryon Renwand, PT, DPT, CSCS. First, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Bryon Renwand and I am a physical therapist practicing in the Toledo, Ohio area. I … Continue reading Take care of your arm to prevent injury
Summarizing a few of the 2018 pickleball rule changes.
Last March, I wrote this post regarding how quickly the Huntsman Games pickleball brackets filled up. After a tense night of US Open registration last week, I bet there are a few of you who have opinions on some of the thoughts I wrote at the end of the post. Therefore, I’m posting it again, without changes.
Lets talk about it!
……..you better be quick on the court, as well as with your dialing finger! And, you’ll need to stay up late, or better yet set your alarm to get back up at midnight to register!
I’m not kidding! The 2017 Huntsman World Senior Games pickleball tournament filled up in 7 minutes! Yes, you read that right! SEVEN minutes……..nearly 1,700 players! https://seniorgames.net/news/pickleball-is-closed
The popular tournament, held in St. George, Utah isn’t until October. The Early Bird deadline to sign up is August 1, but that date is unnecessary now. On March 1, at exactly midnight, registration opened and thousands of pickleball fanatics flooded the online registration website! In two minutes, the mixed doubles events were filled up and in another five minutes, all the events were full and players were diverted to wait lists.
Wow! That’s incredible!
If that isn’t an indication of the growing popularity of pickleball, I don’t know what…
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Another question from a player ! (Keep 'em coming!) “If my partner catches the ball after I have yelled, “out,” is that ok?” Let’s look to the IFP rulebook again. This rule covers a variety of circumstances but clearly answers the question. Section 7 – Fault rules: A fault is any action that stops … Continue reading Rules question from the courts…….
It's that time of year where I like to reminisce on the past years travels and events, and look ahead to the upcoming year with anticipation. I am always amazed at how much I seem to fit into a year, but the best part is realizing how many long time friendships I have made, and … Continue reading Wrapping up 2017 with anticipation of an even better 2018!
How often have you played a game and just gotten trounced by your opponent? After the game was over, did you give any thought to how or why your opponent beat you so badly/easily? Are they really that much better than you? Maybe they really are, or maybe you hit poor shots and set them … Continue reading Is your opponent really better than you?
Fun pickleball gift ideas for your holiday gift giving! Click here to go to my store and see all my designs and gift ideas, Or click on any of the pictures shown!! Celebrate your heritage with something from the new Pickleball Uniting the World collection! Europe and North America USA and Scotland USA and Great … Continue reading Pickleball gift ideas for the holidays!
We all know that when we play in a tournament, playing by the rules is required. But, in recreational or "friendly play" is it necessary to stick to every, single rule? Boy, that's a question that could spark quite a debate, and actually recently did on another pickleball blog. It also brings up a series … Continue reading Does “friendly play” mean bending the rules?