Playing against a Junior

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

General, My Pickleball Thoughts, pickleball, pickleball friends, pickleball health, pickleball paddles, Pickleball travel, Shopping, Uncategorized

What are you doing?

Many of us are back on the pickleball courts after several months of staying apart, doing our part to curb the spread of Covid-19.  Here in Toledo, all the clubs in our local communities stayed dormant until our governor said it was ok to play, well, tennis.  We didn't get a personalized shout out that… Continue reading What are you doing?

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Pickleball tournaments around the world

It's easy to find pickleball tournaments in the USA.  Just look up Pickleball Tournaments on the web and you can search for them by date, state, or just scroll through the endless list of tournaments offered every weekend of the year, throughout the country! Now, if you're looking for a tournament to play in on… Continue reading Pickleball tournaments around the world

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The world pickleball family grows!

In just two days, I'll be off again to go play in an international tournament!  This time, to the 3rd Amsterdam International Pickleball Tournament which this year is in Almere, Netherlands, a very short train ride from Schiphol Airport.  I'm thrilled to be partnering my good friend Bonita Baker-Robbins (England), and my pickleball husband Leonardo… Continue reading The world pickleball family grows!

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I’ll meet you at the 2018 US Open Pickleball Championships

In just two days, I will head south to Naples, Florida to compete in the third US Open Pickleball Championships.  This event is one of the largest pickleball tournament events in the USA, and will host nearly 2,000 players this year!  I didn't research that number.....but read it somewhere.  Sorry if I'm off a little,… Continue reading I’ll meet you at the 2018 US Open Pickleball Championships

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Photos from Bainbridge Cup and 2017 Spanish Open

In my last post, I shared with you the details of the Bainbridge Cup and 2017 Spanish Open Championship.  Now, I'd like to share with you some of my own experiences, mostly through pictures!  I took most of these myself, however I am also including some from other friends.....which I stole from their Facebook pages! … Continue reading Photos from Bainbridge Cup and 2017 Spanish Open


2017 Bainbridge Cup and Spanish Open Pickleball Championships

Well, it happened again.  As my plane home pushed back from the gate at the Madrid airport, tears flowed down my cheeks.  Just the same as when I left Helsinki in June, this rush of emotions was sudden and unexpected.  But, it sure is an indicator of how much I love the people I have… Continue reading 2017 Bainbridge Cup and Spanish Open Pickleball Championships

My Pickleball Thoughts, Uncategorized

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… Continue reading After thoughts from the Glass City Classic tournament…..