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?
Once again, I want to welcome a guest blogger - Kevin Douglas from Sylvania, Ohio. Kevin is a member of several pickleball clubs in the Toledo area. He is often seen playing in high level games, but also with beginners and intermediate players, always helping them as they learn the game. Am I the only … Continue reading If you won’t hit the ball to me, why should I play with you?
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!
In just two days, I'll be off again to go play in an international tournament! This time, to the 3rd Amsterdam International Pickleball Tournament which this year is in Almere, Netherlands, a very short train ride from Schiphol Airport. I'm thrilled to be partnering my good friend Bonita Baker-Robbins (England), and my pickleball husband Leonardo … Continue reading The world pickleball family grows!
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!
Summarizing a few of the 2018 pickleball rule changes.
How often have you played a game and just gotten trounced by your opponent? After the game was over, did you give any thought to how or why your opponent beat you so badly/easily? Are they really that much better than you? Maybe they really are, or maybe you hit poor shots and set them … Continue reading Is your opponent really better than you?