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!
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
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
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?
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.
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?
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
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?