Spell Pickleball Correctly, Pretty Please

In the summer of 2018, in the same week, pickleball graced both the front page of USA Today and Kim Kardashians’ Instagram story. Yes, USA Today got the spelling correct which can sometimes be a rare thing in media, but Kim shared that she was playing Pickle Ball (incorrect spelling) to her 114 million followers. [...]

By |July 12th, 2018|

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|

European Pickleball Tour

The First European Pickleball Tour with the Professional Pickleball Federation (PPF) just wrapped up! Everywhere I went the smiles and open arms of fellow pickleball players and our hosts was heart warming. This European Pickleball Tour was sponsored by paddle manufacturer Paddletek (my paddle of choice!), the PPF and International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) all [...]

By |September 19th, 2017|

PPF Mens Singles Pro

The first Professional Pickleball Federation (PPF) Championships tournament is in the record books. Wow, another milestone for our sport, it’s fans and the pros that play. The venue was a few hours drive, so away I went to play and be part of another FIRST in pickleball history. If you know me by now, you [...]

By |April 10th, 2017|

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|