European Pickleball Tour

The First European Pickleball Tour with the Professional Pickleball Federation (PPF) just wrapped up! Everywhere I went the smiles and open arms of fellow pickleball players and our hosts was heart warming. This European Pickleball Tour was sponsored by paddle manufacturer Paddletek (my paddle of choice!), the PPF and International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) all [...]

By |September 19th, 2017|

Get Rhythm and Get Better!

Rhythm - some players have it; some players don’t.  Improve your service rhythm and you could get better! A rhythm or routine for your serve can drastically improve your serve’s consistency, power and placement.  This can apply to any skill level, and once you master your rhythm it will become second nature – and a [...]

By |August 1st, 2017|

What Would You Do? Missed Serve

What would you do in your pickleball game with a missed serve? Here is a great question that I thought I’d have my super duper, great doubles partner Alex Hamner help me out and share her thoughts. As you know by now, when we play together we are attached at the hip (move well together). [...]

By |July 22nd, 2017|

Pickleball in Canada

The 6th Pickleball Canada National Tournament has come and gone. The tournament was a huge success with 440 players from throughout Canada and 16 U.S. states battling for gold. Ages of players ranged from 14 to 80 years old, and cash prizes awarded to the champions in all Open events. According to tournament director Bryan Jackson, [...]

By |July 18th, 2017|

Pickleball and Parkinson’s

In a few weeks there will be a tournament in Pittsburgh, PA benefiting the Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennsylvania. As you know there are more and more tournaments for players to choose from, but when a wonderful charity is benefiting, pickleball players should try to make it happen. If pickleball can help raise money, and [...]

By |June 12th, 2017|

PPF Rocky Mountain Championships

The second—of the 2017 four tournament series—Professional Pickleball Federation (PPF) Rocky Mountain Championships tournament was held Memorial Day Weekend in Brigham City, Utah at Rees Pioneer Park which provides breathtaking views of the majestic Wasatch mountains. #ppfRockie Doubles and mixed doubles championships were broadcasted live on PPF’s Facebook page and included viewership from Europe and [...]

By |June 7th, 2017|