Japan and Pickleball go Hand in Hand

Japan was introduced to pickleball in 2014, and it truly seems like a perfect fit. Most play in Japan is indoors, because almost every gym is already lined for badminton courts. Badminton lines share the same court diameter, yet the kitchen line is 6 inches closer to the net. Who cares, game on! My pickleball [...]

By |June 6th, 2018|

Prize Money, Men & Women, Seniors & Open, Players Beware

  While planning for the 2018 pickleball tournament season, I thought it would be prudent to share this article that Alex Hamner and I wrote for Pickleball Magazine (Prize Money, Men & Women, Seniors & Open, Players Beware). Mainly, its just food for thought, but equality (or in this case in equality) hit home with [...]

By |March 1st, 2018|

Join Me at the Japan Pickleball Tour in May 2018!

I'm excited to announce that I will be joining national champion, Daniel Moore, in Japan next May to run an awesome sightseeing and pickleball tour! The tour will take you through Tokyo, Osaka, Yamanouchi, Saku and other exciting stops. The Japan Pickleball tour will be nine days of fun -- May 9th through May 17th! Daniel [...]

By |October 24th, 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|

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|

Pickleball in Canada

The 6th Pickleball Canada National Tournament has come and gone. The tournament was a huge success with 440 players from throughout Canada and 16 U.S. states battling for gold. Ages of players ranged from 14 to 80 years old, and cash prizes awarded to the champions in all Open events. According to tournament director Bryan Jackson, [...]

By |July 18th, 2017|