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 … Continue reading Practice makes perfect……..or does it?
The holidays are right around the corner! I have some pickleball themed gift ideas for you and your partner! Coffee Mugs, Ladies and men's tee shirts! Unisex long sleeved tees, hoodies and sweatshirts too! All are cotton. (I advise buying one size larger in the mens and women's tees. Sweatshirts are true to size and … Continue reading Holiday pickleball gift ideas!
It's easy to find pickleball tournaments in the USA. Just look up Pickleball Tournaments on the web and you can search for them by date, state, or just scroll through the endless list of tournaments offered every weekend of the year, throughout the country! Now, if you're looking for a tournament to play in on … Continue reading Pickleball tournaments around the world
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?
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
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!
In just two days, I will head south to Naples, Florida to compete in the third US Open Pickleball Championships. This event is one of the largest pickleball tournament events in the USA, and will host nearly 2,000 players this year! I didn't research that number.....but read it somewhere. Sorry if I'm off a little, … Continue reading I’ll meet you at the 2018 US Open Pickleball Championships
Summarizing a few of the 2018 pickleball rule changes.