Spell Pickleball Correctly, Pretty Please

In the summer of 2018, in the same week, pickleball graced both the front page of USA Today and Kim Kardashians’ Instagram story. Yes, USA Today got the spelling correct which can sometimes be a rare thing in media, but Kim shared that she was playing Pickle Ball (incorrect spelling) to her 114 million followers. [...]

By |July 12th, 2018|

Pickleball Pro-Am, a Great Combination for Charity

Pickleball Pro-Am, a great combination for charity!  The Pro-Am concept teams a professional player with an amateur to compete and create income for wonderful charities that are being supported by the event/tournament. This is a great fund-raiser idea for pickleball. Well, I was fortunate enough to be able to take part in a special Pro-Am [...]

By |June 29th, 2018|

Japan and Pickleball go Hand in Hand

Japan was introduced to pickleball in 2014, and it truly seems like a perfect fit. Most play in Japan is indoors, because almost every gym is already lined for badminton courts. Badminton lines share the same court diameter, yet the kitchen line is 6 inches closer to the net. Who cares, game on! My pickleball [...]

By |June 6th, 2018|

2018 US Open Pickleball Championships RECAP

The third US Open Pickleball Championships held in Naples, Florida is now in the record books! Each year this tournament has shattered the record for the most participants in any single tournament. This year’s record was 2,047 players, ages from 10 years old to 91 years young. Players from 47 states and 17 countries sweated [...]

By |May 24th, 2018|

Give Me The Ball

Give me the ball! You’ll be amazed what this simple trick can do for your game. It can make you more aware, engaged, focused, and ultimately, it can set you up for hitting the next winner. What is this quick and easy tip? Watch this quick-tip video from Pickleball Channel to find out:   When [...]

By |May 14th, 2018|

Hey, Did You Hear Your Name Called?

Here’s an interesting observation I had at the US Open Pickleball Championships a few weeks ago. Over the week span of tournament play, I had over 20 WOMEN say to me, “hey, did you hear your name called?” when the announcer says you’re up on a particular court. This is always very helpful, because whether [...]

By |May 8th, 2018|