More and more often, I’ve been asked about the paddle I use. What is it? Why do I use it? With that in mind, I thought I would talk about my paddle choice, what it does for me and my game, and a little about the brand. The paddle I have used for the past… Continue reading What paddle do I use? A paddle review
Stress is success, according to Gabe "The Gladiator" Anderson, and I like what he has to say. I reached out to Gabe today after reading a piece he wrote on Facebook about being patient and creating stress for your opponent. Here is what he has to say, word for word. I have been sharing this… Continue reading Stress is Success!
I may have written about this before, but it never hurts to remind people to be considerate on the courts! Yesterday, I played for the first time at the Punta Gorda Pickleplex! There are 16 outdoor courts, and will grow as more phases are planned! It was a great place to play! But, that's not… Continue reading Be considerate…..put in some effort when there’s work to be done
It's only September, but even on a sunny day with all the leaves still green on the trees, you can feel that summer is fading away. The kids are back in school and evening play ends earlier, as the days get shorter and shorter. The sun is shining at a different angle as it moves… Continue reading Why we play.
We talk about court position when we teach beginner pickleball. Where you should be when your partner is serving. Where you should be when you or your partner is receiving the serve. Where we should be for the most offensive opportunity. But, what about court awareness, and for that matter, PARTNER AWARENESS? Lets focus… Continue reading Quick tip: Be aware of where your partner is hitting!
Often, ideas to write about pop into my head when I see or experience something while playing or watching pickleball. I usually think, "maybe they just don't know that," or maybe it's something I think would help a problem I see someone having. Pickleball and golf have something in common that many sports do not… Continue reading The Non-Volley Zone rules in detail
Yesterday, I was teamed up in a golf tournament with someone I never played with before. She was a young woman, probably in her 30's, who played a great golf game. The weather was perfect and along with two others, we won the tournament. At the luncheon after play, I heard her mention that she… Continue reading Teaching pickleball to a tennis player
I can't possibly promote every tournament on my blog, but here's one I hadn't hear of before! The Australia Pickleball Championships! Australia is one place I've never been and would like to go sometime. So, it's good to see that pickleball is growing there! Here's some information on the upcoming Australian Pickleball Championships tournament in… Continue reading Fancy a trip to Australia?