Part 2 – 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 …

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Rules question from the courts……

Often, players will ask rules questions of me.  Here's a good one.  This question was posed as a result of circumstances that sometimes occur in recreational play due to the friendliness of a game. “Is there a rule, or is it just player courtesy for the server to wait for the receiving team to be …

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Never leave your paddle at home!

It doesn’t seem possible that August is just a day away! Time does fly when you’re having fun…..and I sure am having fun! Some of you might be thinking about last minute summer vacations before school starts, while others, particularly those who are snowbirds, might be starting to anticipate their winter destinations.  No matter where …

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On the road……to the US Open Pickleball Championships!

In just one week we will be flying to Naples to participate in the 2nd US Open Pickleball Championships.  I am looking forward to this for so many reasons. Reason #1 of course, is to be able to experience the excitement of this event, where there are 1,200 other pickleball players!  Claire and I will …

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How do you improve when all you do is play?

We all know that the key to improvement in anything you do is practice, practice, practice. It’s no different in pickleball.  We all want to get better, yet how many of us actually take time to practice? Practice our serving. Practice our service returns. Practice our third shots. Practice our dinking Practice anything! Look around …

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