Smart Pickleball Third Shot Drop

Graphic courtesy: Pickleball Channel   Third shot drop… Figure that shot out, practice it, use it as one of your many shot options and then you’ll be playing some smart pickleball! What is the third shot drop?? The third shot drop is hit by the serving team after the return and it is [...]

By |June 16th, 2016|

International Pickleball Tournament 2016

The 2nd International Pickleball Tournament 2016 held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands is now in the record books. Wow, the players from around the world were great! And, I had the opportunity to reconnect with several players from the International Tournament in Madrid, Spain (September 2015). So for many of us it was a pickleball reunion. [...]

By |June 10th, 2016|

US Open Clinics and Beyond the Courts…

Another pickleball first is in the books. The first ever US Open Pickleball Championships in Naples, FL is complete – recorded as the largest pickleball tournament to date. I had the opportunity to teach a few clinics to participants the day before the tournament began. It was fun! Were you in my classes? A reoccurring [...]

By |May 23rd, 2016|

CBS Sports Network to Televise Pickleball

The MINTO US Open Pickleball Championships will be televised this Friday, May 20th at 7pm eastern, and again Monday, May 23rd at 7pm eastern. This national TV coverage on the CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) will bring pickleball to over 50 million subscribers. CBSSN has announced two air times; call your cable provider to make sure you [...]

By |May 19th, 2016|

US Open Pickleball Championship Men’s Pro Singles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbrsuxxD00s Yes, the first ever US Open Pickleball Championship tournament is over – and most players survived… barely. The end of April and beginning of May make for some warm and humid weather in Naples, Florida. But hey – it was an awesome experience to be part of another first in the pickleball world. I [...]

By |May 4th, 2016|

Inventor of the Rotating Paddle Holder

Let me introduce you to the inventor of this rotating paddle holder – Lon Jones! Many of us have encountered the challenge of open play and keeping track of who’s next up and who’s in line. Sometimes this is a juggling mess of moving pickleball paddles. Here Lon shares his custom creation - the rotating [...]

By |April 23rd, 2016|