My First Huntsman World Senior Games

I was granted access to the club – I attained senior status in the pickleball world (age 50). Woohoo! So of course with that milestone I was thrilled to attend my first Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah. I was impressed at how accomplished many of the pickleball players were. I met several [...]

By |October 18th, 2016|

Tournament of Champions 2016 – Mixed Doubles Final

The Tournament of Champions (TOC) Mixed Doubles Masters finals didn't disappoint. Great points emerged as both teams fought for the win. The teams were Wesley Gabrielsen and Sarah Ansboury vs. Rafael Siebenschein and Simone Jardim. Wow, they all played great with so many long rallies with great strategies. The pickleball used at this tournament was [...]

By |September 22nd, 2016|

Tournament of Champions 2016 – Men’s Doubles Final

Tucked in the beautiful mountains of Brigham City, Utah, Pickleball's Tournament of Champions 2016 is in the books with yet another weekend of the highest level of pickleball to be found. Prize money of $46,000 was up for grabs to top finishers in the events of Doubles, Mixed Doubles and Singles. Following my finals I [...]

By |September 12th, 2016|

Send Barney a Birthday Card

The last surviving founder of pickleball, Barney McCallum, turns 90 years old in September, so let's send Barney a birthday card.  Doesn’t that sound FUN! If you’d like to join in this birthday celebration just send your wishes in the month of September, 2016 to: Pickleball c/o Barney McCallum 1144 NW 52nd ST Seattle, WA [...]

By |August 29th, 2016|

Lessons Learned on the Pickleball Court – Opponent’s Outburst

During my play in a recent USAPA sanctioned tournament, I was reminded of my past lessons learned and wanted to share with you, so IF YOU happen to run into the same scenarios then you will be prepared and better educated to keep the game on track. During a heated doubles rally the opponent was [...]

By |July 26th, 2016|

Winner Winner… No Dinner

I have told the following story a few times to pickleball players over dinner and drinks, and every time it gets a laugh and they say I should share the story on my blog… so here ya go.. A TOURNAMENT FLASHBACK with me and Alex Hamner:   Winner Winner... No Dinner USAPA Nationals VI, 2014 [...]

By |July 18th, 2016|