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 … Continue reading Practice makes perfect……..or does it?
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 … Continue reading Reflections during a rain storm
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 … Continue reading Take care of your feet!
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 … Continue reading Batman has the best advice!
We all know that when we play in a tournament, playing by the rules is required. But, in recreational or "friendly play" is it necessary to stick to every, single rule? Boy, that's a question that could spark quite a debate, and actually recently did on another pickleball blog. It also brings up a series … Continue reading Does “friendly play” mean bending the rules?
You might remember, a while back, I wrote a short post entitled "Does 'friendly play' mean bending the rules." In that post, I asked a few questions to provoke some thought into the idea of whether or not friendly play means always playing by the rules. I got a little sidetracked with other posts, but … Continue reading Part 2 – Does “friendly play” mean bending the rules?
It doesn’t seem possible that August is just a day away! Time does fly when you’re having fun…..and I sure am having fun! Some of you might be thinking about last minute summer vacations before school starts, while others, particularly those who are snowbirds, might be starting to anticipate their winter destinations. No matter where … Continue reading Never leave your paddle at home!
Last weekend, Toledo Pickleball Club hosted their annual fundraising tournament, the Glass City Classic at their courts in Rossford, Ohio. The tournament offered men's and women's singles, men's and women's doubles, and mixed doubles. These events were completed over three days with a total of 236 matches played. Players came from near and far, including … Continue reading After thoughts from the Glass City Classic tournament…..