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+) [...]

By |April 15th, 2017|

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 [...]

By |April 23rd, 2016|

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 [...]

By |June 13th, 2015|

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 [...]

By |May 26th, 2015|

Selkirk Sports Pickleball Paddle Manufactuer

Here is the second of a series of posts I will share from pickleball paddle manufactures. It’s nice to hear their story and some of the behind the scenes… Next up Selkirk Sports - to date the newest paddle manufacture, story submitted by Russell of Selkirk Sports. Selkirk Sport is a family-owned business in the beautiful Coeur [...]

By |March 14th, 2015|

Pickleball open play

Today I woke up and thought…. Hmm, I am just going to show up at one of my two home courts and join in on pickleball open play. Open play means that all players, of any skill level, are invited to play on the courts for a set time frame (8-12 in this case). Most [...]

By |February 3rd, 2015|