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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Remember to be considerate

I've written previously about courteous play and things to remember in order to keep the game moving. Being considerate to your partner, your opponents, and those playing around you makes for a friendly and fun environment. Here's just a refresher. When a ball from another game rolls into your court, pick it up, look for …

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Practice makes perfect……..or does it?

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 …

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Reflections during a rain storm

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 …

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Take care of your feet!

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 …

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Batman has the best advice!

Thank you Steve Taylor, for this well timed and so true cartoon! I play in a small group of ten players one night a week.  Most are 3.5 level players, with a few 4.0's, myself included in the latter.  The purpose of this group is to have competitive games with similar skilled or better players …

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