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Follow up: Assigning Courts by Skill Level

My previous post, Assigning Courts by Skill Level,  was one of the most read and shared posts Crazy Pickleball Lady has published.  The feedback and comments it generated on Facebook from players and pickleball clubs in the USA and in Europe confirms that playing evenly skilled games is a priority, yet a worldwide problem.  People… Continue reading Follow up: Assigning Courts by Skill Level

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Are you a good player or a good partner?

Which is more important in the world of team/partner sports? Being a good player OR Being a good partner There's been a lot written on this topic.  And while there are many who put winning ahead of everything, most pickleball players just want to play well, and with a partner who will lift them up… Continue reading Are you a good player or a good partner?

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Why we play.

It's only September, but even on a sunny day with all the leaves still green on the trees, you can feel that summer is fading away.  The kids are back in school and evening play ends earlier, as the days get shorter and shorter.  The sun is shining at a different angle as it moves… Continue reading Why we play.

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

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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… Continue reading Reflections during a rain storm

Teaching and helping others

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… Continue reading Is your opponent really better than you?

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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… Continue reading Sylvania, Ohio – working on a rags to riches story

Teaching and helping others

Keeping a good head

Recently in a conversation over lunch, a friend was commending me for my Crazy Pickleball Lady blog.  We discussed the challenge of continually coming up with ideas for topics, as well as the time it takes to write and edit each post.  I invited her to write a post on a topic that my readers… Continue reading Keeping a good head