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?
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
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
Click here for my photos! Well folks, I had really good intentions when I left for the US Open Pickleball Championships in Naples, Florida last week. I had planned to write a couple of blogs to let you know how things were going, and to share a little bit … Continue reading 2017 US Open Pickleball Championships
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 … Continue reading How do you improve when all you do is play?
Playing in tournaments is both challenging and humbling. The level of play and the intensity of every player’s game is elevated from what you usually find at home in open play. The rush of adrenaline can make you sail a shot six feet past the baseline, smash an easy overhead directly into the net, or … Continue reading Feeling like a winner!