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Grunting – NOOOO!!!

Grunting.  OMG, please don't let it become a pickleball thing. There are many things from tennis that have spilled over into pickleball.  Some good, some bad.  But this grunting thing is the absolute worst.  Have you ever muted a tennis match on TV? I have, due to some HORRIBLY ANNOYING grunting, especially from female players.… Continue reading Grunting – NOOOO!!!

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Sometimes you just need a break

I’ve been searching for something to write about for weeks now.  Writer’s block comes in various forms, and for various reasons.   In my case, I have to admit that I haven’t played pickleball more than a few times all summer.   Playing games with others is usually where I came up with the ideas for writing… Continue reading Sometimes you just need a break

Rules Questions, Teaching and helping others

Rules question – what if the ball hits the net post? Edited to current wording – 8/27/22

POST REVISED (AGAIN) August 27, 2022 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 USA Pickleball Rules book states the following: Rule 11.K.  The Net Posts:   The net posts (including connected wheels, arms, or other… Continue reading Rules question – what if the ball hits the net post? Edited to current wording – 8/27/22

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Great advice from a funny guy!

I've said it before, some of the best blog topics come from the thoughts of other people. If you are on Facebook and haven't yet joined the group Pickleball Ponderings, you need to. Ron Ponder is the founder of this group. I met him for the first time at a Bainbridge Cup tournament in Spain.… Continue reading Great advice from a funny guy!

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Pickleball Smash – a fun card game!

It was only a matter of time before someone created a fun card game with a pickleball theme. Rob Morgan has done just that, and named it Pickleball Smash. Rob is an addicted pickleball player, and has been an avid card and board game lover since he was a kid. His first game creation was… Continue reading Pickleball Smash – a fun card game!

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Pickleball sound – follow up:

Several posts ago, I featured Bob Unetich as a guest writer. He is a pickleball player, a Certified Referee, but more to this topic, he is a sound expert! If you're new to this blog or missed Bob's post, here is a link to it. https://crazypickleballlady.com/2021/07/13/the-sound-of-pickleball-a-detailed-explanation-and-what-you-need-to-consider-before-building-courts/ A hot topic relating to this is the sound… Continue reading Pickleball sound – follow up:

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Becoming a better pickleball player requires shot variety and strategy

Making the move from a 3.5 to 4.0 player takes more than just skill. Many times, we see a 3.5 player join in a 4.0 group, and immediately bang away, using only power to win the point.  Why is that?  One reason is that they have probably been playing against players in the 3.5 category… Continue reading Becoming a better pickleball player requires shot variety and strategy

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The sound of pickleball – a detailed explanation, and what you need to consider before building courts

After my last post “Respecting our neighbors – creating a quieter pickleball environment,” I received some feedback from readers seeking more information on how to deal with sound issues at their outdoor pickleball courts.  I have asked my friend, Bob Unetich to write a contributing article on the sound of pickleball; how to measure it,… Continue reading The sound of pickleball – a detailed explanation, and what you need to consider before building courts