Many players are transitioning from tennis to pickleball. It’s fast and addicting. And applying one’s racket skills to a new sport dramatically speeds one’s improvement. It’s a small tennis court with a smaller racket. But it is not tennis! The game is much faster and requires different strategies. To excel in pickleball, former tennis players need to understand the differences. … Continue reading →
The US Open Pickleball Championship is just around the corner. We’re looking forward to taking OLGA to the Naples RV Resort, as she has been in storage for nearly a month. Given this is the first year, for what many hope will become an important annual event, I am just wondering… … Continue reading →
Last week we talked about Becoming a Better Pickleball Partner; specifically about the body language and words we use that either build up a successful team or doom it to failure. Another way to become a better partner is to learn to communicate during the pickleball point. … Continue reading →
Whenever I give lessons to partners I usually come across a lot of the same issues. I’m told: “He hogs the middle and is taking my forehand”, or “She has trouble with her backhand”, or “He doesn’t come to the line quick enough”. We are often too quick to point out what is wrong with what our partner is doing.
You can learn a lot by watching a better pickleball player. In fact one of the many things we learned when playing with Sarah and Linh over their recent visit, was how to be a better person when you are the better player. … Continue reading →
After spending the last week with Sarah Ansboury, Denise and I can report that she is not only an accomplished player, and nice person, but an exceptional pickleball instructor. And we are pleased to report that Sarah has agreed to be a weekly contributor to RVPickler. … Continue reading →