History of Pickleball – More Than 50 Years of Fun!

Yes, the first ever history book on the sport of pickleball is finally done! This three-year journey with my mom (co-author Beverly Youngren) has definitely been a challenge but we did it – Hellooooooo History of Pickleball – More Than 50 Years of Fun! If you love pickleball, you will love this book. If you [...]

Do You Have a Dead Pickleball Paddle?

Maybe you've heard it? Maybe you've felt it? A different sound ... a different feel to your paddle. Sometimes you hit the “sweet spot” on your paddle and it feels great, other times the ball just dies when paddle meets ball. Do you have a dead pickleball paddle? Yes, paddles go dead and should be [...]

What to Pack for a Big Pickleball Tournament

What to pack for a big pickleball tournament? While some of you may be packing and getting ready to travel far others may be planning to venture to your local tournament…. Where ever your BIG pickleball tournament is here are some pointers for what to pack: Big Pickleball Tournament Check List: Paddles (at least 3+) [...]

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 [...]

Pickleball Paddle Approval Process

Dennis Dacey, USAPA Board Member in charge of rules, was a speaker at the USAPA Ambassador Retreat in Lake Tahoe, CA. Mr. Dacey shared the pickleball paddle approval process. Here are some facts from my notes… very interesting. Every new paddle that is submitted to the USAPA for approved play goes to both: 1. Dennis [...]

Add an Overgrip on Your Pickleball Paddle

An overgrip is a soft, padded, cloth like tape that wraps around the grip of your pickleball paddle. Why would you do this? Many reasons: increased sweat absorption; expand the circumference of your grip; and/or add more cushioning for comfort and vibration. Overgrips are inexpensive and come in many different colors and patterns. Overgrips are [...]