Making the move from a 3.5 to 4.0 player takes more than just skill. Many times, we see a 3.5 player join in a 4.0 group, and immediately bang away, using only power to win the point. Why is that? One reason is that they have probably been playing against players in the 3.5 category… Continue reading Becoming a better pickleball player requires shot variety and strategy
As the sport of pickleball grows, so do the number of courts being built in communities in the United States, and around the world. This is thrilling news to those of us who love pickleball! But, for those who live next to or near pickleball courts, it's a totally different story. Articles have appeared in… Continue reading Respecting our neighbors – creating a quieter pickleball environment
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… Continue reading NO BALL IS WORTH THE FALL!
Many of us are back on the pickleball courts after several months of staying apart, doing our part to curb the spread of Covid-19. Here in Toledo, all the clubs in our local communities stayed dormant until our governor said it was ok to play, well, tennis. We didn't get a personalized shout out that… Continue reading What are you doing?
I have asked a local physical therapy professional, Daniel McCarthy, to guest write this post. The following is a comprehensive piece with helpful information that you can use to build a personalized fitness program aimed at helping you to safely begin playing pickleball, when play is again allowed. You will find lists of exercises, along… Continue reading Are you PHYSICALLY prepared to play after a long break?
It's a different world out there these days. For the first time in most of our lifetimes, we are experiencing something we never imagined would happen. Whether you believe the severity of the times or not, it has affected our daily lives. Our routines have been interrupted by closings of about everything we take for… Continue reading USAPA statement on Corona-virus
My previous post, Assigning Courts by Skill Level, was one of the most read and shared posts Crazy Pickleball Lady has published. The feedback and comments it generated on Facebook from players and pickleball clubs in the USA and in Europe confirms that playing evenly skilled games is a priority, yet a worldwide problem. People… Continue reading Follow up: Assigning Courts by Skill Level
If it's winter where you live, you know that it's the time of year when indoor courts and playing times are limited! It's not uncommon to have all courts filled with twenty or more players waiting for games, all hoping to to get good competition in a 2-3 hour window! Paddle stacking is a common… Continue reading Assigning courts by skill level