This week I was teaching a pickleball lesson and I kept hearing over and over “I’ll never get that overhead smash because I don’t come from tennis”. I’m also told, “I don’t know how to hit groundstrokes because I never played tennis”. The list goes on and on. We all know a lot of the top players came from tennis. And yes it is an easier transition having experience with a racket … Continue reading →
As we have observed the US Open Pickleball Championship unfold this week, I have begun to wonder….is pickleball at a cross roads? If not a cross roads, at least there is a winding road ahead for the sport I love.
Pickleball tournament days can be tough and long! You can have an 8am start time and making it to gold can mean you are playing under lights. With the US Open Pickleball Championship starting in just two days, I thought I would share with you what I do to perform at my best on tournament days. … Continue reading →
Earlier this week, I asked folks on Facebook to identify pickleball rules they wanted to change. Some people, had more than one…not mentioning any names, Byron. I found the feedback pretty interesting. First no one mentioned my pet
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 →