After thoughts from the Glass City Classic tournament…..

Last weekend, Toledo Pickleball Club hosted their annual fundraising tournament, the Glass City Classic at their courts in Rossford, Ohio.  The tournament offered men's and women's singles, men's and women's doubles, and mixed doubles.  These events were completed over three days with a total of 236 matches played.  Players came from near and far, including …

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Rules Question – double hits/carries

My friend Renee from Sylvania Pickleball Club called to ask a question relating to a situation that came up the other day.  Renee is retired and an avid golfer who started to play pickleball last summer.  She loves the game and has joined the many who consider themselves "addicted!" Renee's question was, "If the ball …

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Rules question – wrong server?

Since I started my blog just one month ago, I have received many compliments as well as some suggestion for future topics.  I appreciate both the praises and the suggestions.  I especially appreciate those of you who have added your comments and helped spread my blog to your pickleball clubs and friends!  Each week I …

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Understanding the Non Volley Zone.

Late last year I started writing a couple of informational/educational blogs to help beginners at Sylvania Pickleball Club. I revised them and thought that I would re-post.  Here's the first one. The Non Volley Zone or Kitchen rule  A majority of the questions I’m asked by newer players have to do with the non volley …

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As numbers grow, how to we accommodate everyone’s ability to improve?

Subtitle: I may be a pickleball right winger. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this post are my own and might not reflect the views of others. But that’s why I have my own blog! As a new USAPA Ambassador, I have taken on the responsibility of helping to grow pickleball.   I have helped out in …

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