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 →
My experience at the US Open Pickleball Championship was unlike any other pickleball tournament I have ever been to. In fact, it seemed much more like a tennis tournament to me. Coming from tennis, for most of my life, I especially like the way the draws and the way qualifying was done. … Continue reading →
As I reflect on the US Open Pickleball Championship: It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. It was the tale of two pickleball tournaments. … Continue reading →
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 →