Quick Pickle – helping players get better

There are many sources of information for pickleball on the internet.  Websites, blogs, YouTube videos, and so much more.  Each of these is created and supported by someone who felt they had something worthwhile to offer to the pickleball player and/or community. No matter the platform, each offering is rewarded by the number of people …

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The Origin of Pickleball- video by Pickleball Channel

Enjoy this great video by Pickleball Channel which explains the origin of pickleball, a game that started over 50 years ago on Bainbridge Island by a couple families with bored kids! Click FOLLOW and get an email each time I make a new post!  Provide your email address and click FOLLOW at the top of …

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April is National Pickleball Month!

Every cause has celebration month, or so it seems.  I can't even begin to list all the things that are celebrated with their own "Month."  Add pickleball to that list!  April is National Pickleball Month! So, what is National Pickleball Month, and how will you celebrate? To quote USAPA Executive Director Justin Maloof,  “Creating National …

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Remember to be considerate

I've written previously about courteous play and things to remember in order to keep the game moving. Being considerate to your partner, your opponents, and those playing around you makes for a friendly and fun environment. Here's just a refresher. When a ball from another game rolls into your court, pick it up, look for …

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Will you be ready?

Without doing any research, I can safely say that pickleball has an older age demographic.  But, when it comes to heart attacks on the court, age doesn't matter and we are hearing more and more stories of players suffering heart attacks on the court.  Some of these stories have "happy" endings, others sadly don't. I …

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Updated 2019 USAPA/IFP Rulebook

USAPA and the International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) have published a new update to the Official Tournament Rulebook.  It is available for free online at this URL address: https://www.usapa.org/ifp-official-rules/   Look for the book cover "2019 Official Tournament Rulebook."  These rules will go into effect February 15, 2019.The new rule book makes no major changes in …

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Practice makes perfect……..or does it?

After a previous post, I had a text from a friend who liked what I had to say about practicing skills, but said I should consider that practice doesn't always make perfect.  He went on to say, "perfect practice makes perfect!" Good point!   One made by Vince Lombardi once upon a time. Repeating a skill …

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