I listened to Chris Allen’s podcast about pickleball ratings and was a bit confused. Last week, I ranted about the fact that I didn’t think we actually had a true rankings system today. Frankly I was confused about pickleball ratings and rankings and thought you might be too. Luckily, Chris Thomas who Chairs the USAPA Ratings Committee lives in The Villages. So I invited him to lunch. … Continue reading →
Imagine this…you are down 1-8 in the third game. You just hit a stunning smash into the net. As you receive serve, are you focused on the point you are playing or the last point? Perhaps, you and your partner won the first game and are up 9-2 in the second game…are you thinking about the medal stand?
I realize I authored a post called US Open Pickleball Championship: Final Thoughts, but after watching the CBS Sports coverage on TV and on YouTube, I’ve got to get something off my chest. … Continue reading →
What makes a great pickleball campground? Perhaps it is: a gorgeous lakeside campsite, farm fresh eggs within walking distance, mountains for miles and, of course, 14 brand new, dedicated pickleball courts.
As I write this I am sitting in a high school gymnasium watching the Mississippi State Senior Games Pickleball competition. What I am observing has prompted this post about pickleball referees. … Continue reading →
We have all had times when everything in our pickleball game stops working. Your third shot isn’t going in. Your serve is hitting the back fence. You desperately start going for more than you should and find yourself out of position. Perhaps your opponent is focusing on your partner and you can’t seem to get into the point. You’re so desperate to get into the point that you hit a mediocre ball and get passed … Continue reading →