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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Are you PHYSICALLY prepared to play after a long break?

I have asked a local physical therapy professional, Daniel McCarthy, to guest write this post.  The following is a comprehensive piece with helpful information that you can use to build a personalized fitness program aimed at helping you to safely begin playing pickleball, when play is again allowed.  You will find lists of exercises, along …

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USAPA statement on Corona-virus

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 …

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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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