If you won’t hit the ball to me, why should I play with you?

Once again, I want to welcome a guest blogger - Kevin Douglas from Sylvania, Ohio.  Kevin is a member of several pickleball clubs in the Toledo area.  He is often seen playing in high level games, but also with beginners and intermediate players, always helping them as they learn the game.  Am I the only …

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Reflections during a rain storm

What better time to write than while a thunder storm is passing through. The wind is whipping our hanging plants and the rain is pelting down on the burned lawn, desperate for water.  There’s a peacefulness to the chaos happening outside my back patio door.  It’s been a long time since we have had a …

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Is your opponent really better than you?

How often have you played a game and just gotten trounced by your opponent?  After the game was over, did you give any thought to how or why your opponent beat you so badly/easily?  Are they really that much better than you?   Maybe they really are, or maybe you hit poor shots and set them …

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Sylvania, Ohio – working on a rags to riches story

Happy pickleball players will set up a net and enjoy playing on just about any flat surface.  That’s just how fun this game is.  Let me share a story of the beginnings of the Sylvania Pickleball Club and how we are in the process of going from rags to riches! Here in Sylvania, Ohio, way …

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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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