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 →
Hi, Denise here. My story begins 35 years ago, when I injured my shoulder playing racquetball. Specifically I tore a portion of my rotator cuff that should stabilize the shoulder. It wasn’t bad enough to require surgery, but still caused pain when I moved a certain way. I did some physical therapy to strengthen the area, but gave up racquetball and tennis to avoid continued injury. … Continue reading →
It’s been quite a while since we posted anything about pickleball. We had intended to play in Austin during our visit but the rain delayed our arrival and curtailed outdoor play. There are indoor places to play in Austin, but unfortunately, during SXSW everyone jacks up the price of rental cars. So we decided to post one of the most important pickleball mantras we ever learned: Follow the Ball. … Continue reading →