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 →
This week The Villages Pickleball Club hosted eight young, highly ranked “pickleball pro’s” from around the country. Along with eight top-ranked local players (Phil Bagley, Diane Bock, Jodie and Robert Elliott, Deb Harrison, Nancy Nowak, Brian Staub and Lydia Willis) they provided nine hours of exhibition play and two hours of instruction to over 500 residents and guests. … Continue reading →
Yesterday we reflected on how we might change our motor home travel plans in the future. Today we discuss the Top 3 Pickleball Lessons we Learned during our two months of travel. … Continue reading →