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 – helloooo History of Pickleball – More Than 50 Years of Fun! If you love pickleball, you will love this book. If you [...]

By |April 2nd, 2018|

Pickleball Battle of the Sexes at Bobby Riggs Tennis Center

We all witnessed (or know of) the iconic 1973 Battle of the Sexes between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Inspired by the new "Battle of the Sexes" movie now in theaters, we have our very our PICKLEBALL Battle of the Sexes on October 7th, at Bobby Riggs Tennis Center in Southern California! On October [...]

By |October 1st, 2017|

The Bainbridge Cup in Madrid, Spain

Another first in the history of pickleball – The Bainbridge Cup. Madrid, Spain showcased this one-day competition which placed Team North America (USA/Canada) against Team Europe for a day of high-spirited enthusiasm and intense competition. Each team had 100+ players of all ages and skill levels. The cool thing was that each win (no matter [...]

By |September 23rd, 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|

Pickleball Advice from 60 Minutes

Each Sunday, I enjoy watching CBS News’ 60 Minutes program, and last night, a particular quote JUMPED RIGHT OUT at me while watching a segment on chess – and I thought that’s just like pickleball! The quick cliff notes from the news story, “Chess Country". Grade-school chess teams from rural Franklin County, Mississippi, are blowing past [...]

By |March 27th, 2017|

Cover of 2017 Pickleball Magazine

Alex Hamner and I made the cover of the January/February 2017 Pickleball Magazine. We are honored and keep laughing at the photo that made the cover. We both vividly remember that point and can’t believe that that ONE moment in time was captured on film! We thought you’d like to hear how that photograph actually [...]

By |February 21st, 2017|