Are you a good player or a good partner?

Which is more important in the world of team/partner sports? Being a good player OR Being a good partner There's been a lot written on this topic.  And while there are many who put winning ahead of everything, most pickleball players just want to play well, and with a partner who will lift them up …

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Quick tip: Be aware of where your partner is hitting!

We talk about court position when we teach beginner pickleball.  Where you should be when your partner is serving.  Where you should be when you or your partner is receiving the serve.  Where we should be for the most offensive opportunity.   But, what about court awareness, and for that matter, PARTNER AWARENESS? Lets focus …

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Shhhhh…..listen.

Stop and close your eyes. Listen. What do you hear? The other day between games in open play,  another player suggested I stop and listen.  And here's what I heard.  Bam, bam, bam, bam, give or take one or two bams.  What was I hearing, and what was to be made of it?   We …

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Quick Pickle – helping players get better

There are many sources of information for pickleball on the internet.  Websites, blogs, YouTube videos, and so much more.  Each of these is created and supported by someone who felt they had something worthwhile to offer to the pickleball player and/or community. No matter the platform, each offering is rewarded by the number of people …

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Rules question – what if the ball hits the net post? RULE REVISED 2/15/19

POST REVISED (AGAIN) February 18, 2019 - rule change I was recently asked this question.  "If a ball hits one of the net posts, and then bounces in, is it legal?"  The answer is, NO. The IFP Rules book states the following: Rule 11.K.  The Net Posts:   The net posts (including connected wheels, arms, …

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Practice makes perfect……..or does it?

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 …

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