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 …

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Are you PHYSICALLY prepared to play after a long break?

I have asked a local physical therapy professional, Daniel McCarthy, to guest write this post.  The following is a comprehensive piece with helpful information that you can use to build a personalized fitness program aimed at helping you to safely begin playing pickleball, when play is again allowed.  You will find lists of exercises, along …

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USAPA statement on Corona-virus

It's a different world out there these days.  For the first time in most of our lifetimes, we are experiencing something we never imagined would happen.  Whether you believe the severity of the times or not, it has affected our daily lives.  Our routines have been interrupted by closings of about everything we take for …

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Making calls in recreational play, without a referee

Lets face it.  When there's no referee, such as in rec play, rules are sometimes overlooked, ignored or simply unknown.  In the spirit of "fun play," players sometimes feel that it's not important to adhere to every single rule, to the letter.  The problem is, which rules do you choose to overlook?  And what happens …

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Assigning courts by skill level

If it's winter where you live, you know that it's the time of year when indoor courts and playing times are limited!  It's not uncommon to have all courts filled with twenty or more players waiting for games, all hoping to to get good competition in a 2-3 hour window! Paddle stacking is a common …

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What paddle do I use? A paddle review

More and more often, I’ve been asked about the paddle I use.  What is it?  Why do I use it?  With that in mind, I thought I would talk about my paddle choice, what it does for me and my game, and a little about the brand. The paddle I have used for the past …

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Stress is Success!

Stress is success, according to Gabe "The Gladiator" Anderson, and I like what he has to say.  I reached out to Gabe today after reading a piece he wrote on Facebook about being patient and creating stress for your opponent.  Here is what he has to say, word for word. I have been sharing this …

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