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|

Video International Pickleball Tournament 2016

Yep, I put together a video of the weekend of fun at the International Pickleball Tournament 2016 in Amsterdam. So many great points and fun photos to share condensed in 6 minutes - at the end of video there is some funny stuff, and yes.... I hit my partner! More information about the International Pickleball [...]

By |July 8th, 2016|

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|