Call it! Talk with your Pickleball Partner

The 2017 Grand Canyon Games (Arizona State Games) is in the record books. This was my sixth year in a row heading to this tournament. In fact, besides Nationals in the past this was one of the few tournaments that 5.0 competitors would make a point to attend because the competition was so great. Unfortunately, [...]

By |March 14th, 2017|

Cover of 2017 Pickleball Magazine

Alex Hamner and I made the cover of the January/February 2017 Pickleball Magazine. We are honored and keep laughing at the photo that made the cover. We both vividly remember that point and can’t believe that that ONE moment in time was captured on film! We thought you’d like to hear how that photograph actually [...]

By |February 21st, 2017|

Time Out – Let’s Dance

Time outs in pickleball tournament play can be a big deal. So many things can happen in the one-minute rest and regroup. I just came across a video clip I had taken from the stands as I watched a Pro Men’s Doubles match at the 2016 US Open Championships in Naples, Florida. The team of Scott [...]

By |February 12th, 2017|

Durango CO Pickleball and Beer

For those of you who have introduced pickleball in your community or favorite vacation spot – this short story happens countless times throughout the world as the plans to introduce pickleball in a new area materialize. As my friend Sherry confirms, adding snacks and beer can be an attraction to get folks out to see [...]

By |February 3rd, 2017|

What Did the Gold Medalists Learn at Nationals VIII?

Just because you win a medal it doesn't mean you didn't learn something from a tournament...  This was our story in Pickleball Magazine – December 2016. Alex Hamner and I write the column Around the Post. I wanted to share with you the full, unedited-for-space version because there are more valuable tips the pros shared. [...]

By |January 11th, 2017|

Jennifer’s Favorite Things – Pickleball 2016

Yep, if Oprah can have her yearly favorite things, I thought why can’t I? Jennifer's favorite things - pickleball 2016. Tis the season of giving and celebration – and why wouldn’t you give your favorite pickleball player something you know they’ll want… something pickleball. Here is a list of passionate pickleball players that create and [...]

By |November 30th, 2016|