Quick tip: Be aware of where your partner is hitting!

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 …

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The Non-Volley Zone rules in detail

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 …

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Teaching pickleball to a tennis player

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 …

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My pickleball world

Pickleball has been the focal point of my life for 7 years now.  When I retired from working in 2012, I decided to try this "new" game called pickleball and the rest is history.  Aside from staying physically active playing the game, the most important and satisfying aspect has been traveling and meeting so many …

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Shhhhh…..listen.

Stop and close your eyes. Listen. What do you hear? The other day between games in open play,  another player suggested I stop and listen.  And here's what I heard.  Bam, bam, bam, bam, give or take one or two bams.  What was I hearing, and what was to be made of it?   We …

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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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