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Drills and Thrills! Drilling with a purpose.

Some players LOVE LOVE LOVE to drill!  Others struggle to find enjoyment in it.  There's no doubt that drilling makes you better, IF you and your drilling partner practice with a purpose.   For those of you who don't really like drilling, maybe try to come up with drills that you can play as a game. … Continue reading Drills and Thrills! Drilling with a purpose.

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Pickleball Uniting the World

Since coining the phrase "Pickleball Uniting the World" in 2016, it has never been more apt. There are tournaments and pickleball events being hosted on nearly every populous continent around the world. Amazingly, a pickleball and paddles have even been taken to Antartica and hit between two players in full cold weather gear! Just a… Continue reading Pickleball Uniting the World

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They just won’t come to the NVZ line.

Anyone who has played pickleball for a while knows that coming to the non-volley zone line is an important strategy. Being at the NVZ line give you an advantage of not only coverage, but offensive power. More points are scored from this position on the court than any other. We all get into games with… Continue reading They just won’t come to the NVZ line.

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Playing against a Junior

So, you've entered a tournament in the 50+ bracket within your skill level. You arrive to find that because of a lack of younger players to form their own bracket, your 50+ division has now become a 19+/35+/50+ division. To add insult to injury, one of the teams you will play has a kid on… Continue reading Playing against a Junior

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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… Continue reading What are you doing?

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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… Continue reading Are you PHYSICALLY prepared to play after a long break?

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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… Continue reading USAPA statement on Corona-virus