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Pickleball sound – follow up:

Several posts ago, I featured Bob Unetich as a guest writer. He is a pickleball player, a Certified Referee, but more to this topic, he is a sound expert! If you're new to this blog or missed Bob's post, here is a link to it. https://crazypickleballlady.com/2021/07/13/the-sound-of-pickleball-a-detailed-explanation-and-what-you-need-to-consider-before-building-courts/ A hot topic relating to this is the sound… Continue reading Pickleball sound – follow up:

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Special AAU Paddles Celebrate Partnership to Grow Youth Pickleball in America

To celebrate its partnership with the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), America’s gateway for amateur athletes, InPickleball is giving away 50 custom AAU branded paddles created for the magazine by Paddletek. Anyone can enter at https://inpickleball.com/aau/ before midnight EST on February 28th. The AAU leads a movement to make the game more accessible to younger Americans.… Continue reading Special AAU Paddles Celebrate Partnership to Grow Youth Pickleball in America

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Becoming a better pickleball player requires shot variety and strategy

Making the move from a 3.5 to 4.0 player takes more than just skill. Many times, we see a 3.5 player join in a 4.0 group, and immediately bang away, using only power to win the point.  Why is that?  One reason is that they have probably been playing against players in the 3.5 category… Continue reading Becoming a better pickleball player requires shot variety and strategy

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Recognizing your successes, regardless of medal color

By Manish Rao - International pickleball player and friend from Mumbai, India. After a year or more of pickleball chat on Facebook, I first met Manish at the 2018 US Open Pickleball Championships in Naples, Florida. In 2019, we were paired up to play in a match representing Team World in the Bainbridge Cup tournament… Continue reading Recognizing your successes, regardless of medal color

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The sound of pickleball – a detailed explanation, and what you need to consider before building courts

After my last post “Respecting our neighbors – creating a quieter pickleball environment,” I received some feedback from readers seeking more information on how to deal with sound issues at their outdoor pickleball courts.  I have asked my friend, Bob Unetich to write a contributing article on the sound of pickleball; how to measure it,… Continue reading The sound of pickleball – a detailed explanation, and what you need to consider before building courts

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Respecting our neighbors – creating a quieter pickleball environment

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

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Take control of the things YOU CAN control!

Reposted.... I apologize for the technical difficulties of the first posting!! Lets face it, there are only two things that you really have total control over on the pickleball court. The first one is your serve. The serve is the only shot you have total control over. YOU toss or drop the ball.  YOU hit… Continue reading Take control of the things YOU CAN control!

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NO BALL IS WORTH THE FALL!

Anyone who teaches pickleball to beginners, probably starts with a few safety tips. These little, seemingly common sense mentions cannot be overlooked or be given too much emphasis. They are probably the most important part of a new player's first lesson. Here's a sampling of what a beginner should be taught, before even picking up… Continue reading NO BALL IS WORTH THE FALL!