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|

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|

CBS Sports Network to Televise Pickleball

The MINTO US Open Pickleball Championships will be televised this Friday, May 20th at 7pm eastern, and again Monday, May 23rd at 7pm eastern. This national TV coverage on the CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) will bring pickleball to over 50 million subscribers. CBSSN has announced two air times; call your cable provider to make sure you [...]

By |May 19th, 2016|