Sometimes writing articles for pickleball can be tough. Trying to paint a picture with words to explain a concept can be a challenge. I was recently editing an article on stacking for another blog site. In the article, the author, while attempting to verbally describe where players in a doubles game should be positioned,… Continue reading Right =even, Left = odd. But does it?
Category: My Pickleball Thoughts
I sometimes think of things that might make pickleball play better.
That’s just Nasty!
So today at pickleball, I took dead aim, hit my serve and nailed my target! Smack dab in the belly! It was a perfect hit! He didn’t know what hit him! And yes, I did it on purpose! Have I become “that” player who aims my shots directly at my opponents? No. Definitely not. But… Continue reading That’s just Nasty!
Pickleball rule changes for 2023
Pickleball is still considered a “new” game” even though it’s been around since 1965. It has grown from a recreational game into a sport that now has several professional tours. The original rules, which were quite simple, have evolved into a much larger and more defined publication. Each year the USA Pickleball rules committee takes… Continue reading Pickleball rule changes for 2023
Great advice from a funny guy!
I've said it before, some of the best blog topics come from the thoughts of other people. If you are on Facebook and haven't yet joined the group Pickleball Ponderings, you need to. Ron Ponder is the founder of this group. I met him for the first time at a Bainbridge Cup tournament in Spain.… Continue reading Great advice from a funny guy!
Becoming a better pickleball player requires shot variety and strategy
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
Respecting our neighbors – creating a quieter pickleball environment
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
NO BALL IS WORTH THE FALL!
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!
Pickleball rules – Loopholes in sports
NOTE: be sure to read the comments too. Sports depend on rules. Rules create an environment for fair play in competition. Every year, USA Pickleball publishes a list of rule changes, rule additions, cuts and revisions to the previous year's rules. I suspect this will continue with more new rules and changes in 2022 and… Continue reading Pickleball rules – Loopholes in sports