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.  …

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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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Will you be ready?

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 …

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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 …

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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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Holiday pickleball gift ideas!

The holidays are right around the corner!  I have some pickleball themed gift ideas for you and your partner!  Coffee Mugs, Ladies and men's tee shirts!  Unisex long sleeved tees, hoodies and sweatshirts too!  All are cotton. (I advise buying one size larger in the mens and women's tees.  Sweatshirts are true to size and …

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