After a previous post, I had a text from a friend who liked what I had to say about practicing skills, but said I should consider that practice doesn't always make perfect. He went on to say, "perfect practice makes perfect!" Good point! One made by Vince Lombardi once upon a time. Repeating a skill … Continue reading Practice makes perfect……..or does it?
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?
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?
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?
Often, players will ask rules questions of me. Here's a good one. This question was posed as a result of circumstances that sometimes occur in recreational play due to the friendliness of a game. “Is there a rule, or is it just player courtesy for the server to wait for the receiving team to be … Continue reading Rules question from the courts……
Recently in a conversation over lunch, a friend was commending me for my Crazy Pickleball Lady blog. We discussed the challenge of continually coming up with ideas for topics, as well as the time it takes to write and edit each post. I invited her to write a post on a topic that my readers … Continue reading Keeping a good head
There are many different theories and methods for teaching beginners the game of pickleball. Many clubs offer beginner lessons and skills clinics. More and more players and professionals are offering their knowledge for a fee, every one sharing a different philosophy. I too have my own philosophy on how best to teach beginners and I've … Continue reading Teaching beginners……start at the beginning