Another question from a player ! (Keep 'em coming!) “If my partner catches the ball after I have yelled, “out,” is that ok?” Let’s look to the IFP rulebook again. This rule covers a variety of circumstances but clearly answers the question. Section 7 – Fault rules: A fault is any action that stops … Continue reading Rules question from the courts…….
It's that time of year where I like to reminisce on the past years travels and events, and look ahead to the upcoming year with anticipation. I am always amazed at how much I seem to fit into a year, but the best part is realizing how many long time friendships I have made, and … Continue reading Wrapping up 2017 with anticipation of an even better 2018!
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?
Fun pickleball gift ideas for your holiday gift giving! Click here to go to my store and see all my designs and gift ideas, Or click on any of the pictures shown!! Celebrate your heritage with something from the new Pickleball Uniting the World collection! Europe and North America USA and Scotland USA and Great … Continue reading Pickleball gift ideas for the holidays!
We all know that when we play in a tournament, playing by the rules is required. But, in recreational or "friendly play" is it necessary to stick to every, single rule? Boy, that's a question that could spark quite a debate, and actually recently did on another pickleball blog. It also brings up a series … Continue reading Does “friendly play” mean bending the rules?
Happy pickleball players will set up a net and enjoy playing on just about any flat surface. That’s just how fun this game is. Let me share a story of the beginnings of the Sylvania Pickleball Club and how we are in the process of going from rags to riches! Here in Sylvania, Ohio, way … Continue reading Sylvania, Ohio – working on a rags to riches story
Not long ago, I was watching yet another video of a high level pickleball game. I do that a lot, hoping that via some form of osmosis, I'll pick up on something that will make me become a better player. Seriously, there is a lot to be learned from watching pickleball matches on YouTube videos … Continue reading From the mouth of Dave Weinbach
I've really tried to be up on the rules of pickleball. I've read the rule book, several times actually, and have a pretty good grasp of them. Sometimes though, there are situations that really require some extra thinking! Here’s a scenario that had me stumped! Player A unexpectedly hits a soft service return, dropping the … Continue reading What’s the call?