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
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… Continue reading News from Spain – Sponsorship for Intellectually Disabled player! (English and Spanish versions)
It's a different world out there these days. For the first time in most of our lifetimes, we are experiencing something we never imagined would happen. Whether you believe the severity of the times or not, it has affected our daily lives. Our routines have been interrupted by closings of about everything we take for… Continue reading USAPA statement on Corona-virus
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… Continue reading Pickleball friend helping fight the Australia bush fires
There are many sources of information for pickleball on the internet. Websites, blogs, YouTube videos, and so much more. Each of these is created and supported by someone who felt they had something worthwhile to offer to the pickleball player and/or community. No matter the platform, each offering is rewarded by the number of people… Continue reading Quick Pickle – helping players get better
Enjoy this great video by Pickleball Channel which explains the origin of pickleball, a game that started over 50 years ago on Bainbridge Island by a couple families with bored kids! Click FOLLOW and get an email each time I make a new post! Provide your email address and click FOLLOW at the top of… Continue reading The Origin of Pickleball- video by Pickleball Channel
Without doing any research, I can safely say that pickleball has an older age demographic. But, when it comes to heart attacks on the court, age doesn't matter and we are hearing more and more stories of players suffering heart attacks on the court. Some of these stories have "happy" endings, others sadly don't. I… Continue reading Will you be ready?
USAPA and the International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) have published a new update to the Official Tournament Rulebook. It is available for free online at this URL address: https://www.usapa.org/ifp-official-rules/ Look for the book cover "2019 Official Tournament Rulebook." These rules will go into effect February 15, 2019.The new rule book makes no major changes in… Continue reading Updated 2019 USAPA/IFP Rulebook