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 …

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News from Spain – Sponsorship for Intellectually Disabled player! (English and Spanish versions)

Gema Garcia Rodriquez of  Madrid Pickleball Association, has some exciting news for the pickleball community!  Below are both English and Spanish versions.  Pardon any liberties I may have taken with the translated version to English, however I think those changes reflect what was being said. Thank you, Gema for sharing this great news! Two years …

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They just won’t come to the NVZ line.

Anyone who has played pickleball for a while knows that coming to the non-volley zone line is an important strategy. Being at the NVZ line give you an advantage of not only coverage, but offensive power. More points are scored from this position on the court than any other. We all get into games with …

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What are you doing?

Many of us are back on the pickleball courts after several months of staying apart, doing our part to curb the spread of Covid-19.  Here in Toledo, all the clubs in our local communities stayed dormant until our governor said it was ok to play, well, tennis.  We didn't get a personalized shout out that …

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Making calls in recreational play, without a referee

Lets face it.  When there's no referee, such as in rec play, rules are sometimes overlooked, ignored or simply unknown.  In the spirit of "fun play," players sometimes feel that it's not important to adhere to every single rule, to the letter.  The problem is, which rules do you choose to overlook?  And what happens …

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Follow up: Assigning Courts by Skill Level

My previous post, Assigning Courts by Skill Level,  was one of the most read and shared posts Crazy Pickleball Lady has published.  The feedback and comments it generated on Facebook from players and pickleball clubs in the USA and in Europe confirms that playing evenly skilled games is a priority, yet a worldwide problem.  People …

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Assigning courts by skill level

If it's winter where you live, you know that it's the time of year when indoor courts and playing times are limited!  It's not uncommon to have all courts filled with twenty or more players waiting for games, all hoping to to get good competition in a 2-3 hour window! Paddle stacking is a common …

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Pickleball friend helping fight the Australia bush fires

The devastating bush fires in Australia will have lasting effects on the ecology and economy of that country.  One of my pickleball friends, originally from the UK, now living in Australia is doing her part to help. Charlotte Appleby, also known as the English Tailoress, has traveled the world teaching couture beading, but has recently …

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