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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!

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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

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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… Continue reading Making calls in recreational play, without a referee

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The Non-Volley Zone rules in detail

Often, ideas to write about pop into my head when I see or experience something while playing or watching pickleball.  I usually think, "maybe they just don't know that," or maybe it's something I think would help a problem I see someone having. Pickleball and golf have something in common that many sports do not… Continue reading The Non-Volley Zone rules in detail

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Rules update – Feb. 1, 2019

USAPA has been busy again!  An updated rule book, hopefully with rule changes for a better playing experience, was released and put into effect February 1, 2019. I'm going to make this post the easiest and quickest one I've ever written. Here, you will see a picture of the cover of the 2019 rules book. … Continue reading Rules update – Feb. 1, 2019

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Updated 2019 USAPA/IFP Rulebook

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