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
Often, ideas to write about pop into my head when I see or experience something while playing or watching pickleball. I usually think, "maybe they just don't know that," or maybe it's something I think would help a problem I see someone having. Pickleball and golf have something in common that many sports do not… Continue reading The Non-Volley Zone rules in detail
USAPA has been busy again! An updated rule book, hopefully with rule changes for a better playing experience, was released and put into effect February 1, 2019. I'm going to make this post the easiest and quickest one I've ever written. Here, you will see a picture of the cover of the 2019 rules book. … Continue reading Rules update – Feb. 1, 2019
USAPA and the International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) have published a new update to the Official Tournament Rulebook. It is available for free online at this URL address: https://www.usapa.org/ifp-official-rules/ Look for the book cover "2019 Official Tournament Rulebook." These rules will go into effect February 15, 2019.The new rule book makes no major changes in… Continue reading Updated 2019 USAPA/IFP Rulebook
Summarizing a few of the 2018 pickleball rule changes.
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?
You might remember, a while back, I wrote a short post entitled "Does 'friendly play' mean bending the rules." In that post, I asked a few questions to provoke some thought into the idea of whether or not friendly play means always playing by the rules. I got a little sidetracked with other posts, but… Continue reading Part 2 – Does “friendly play” mean bending the rules?