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|

PPF Rocky Mountain Championships

The second—of the 2017 four tournament series—Professional Pickleball Federation (PPF) Rocky Mountain Championships tournament was held Memorial Day Weekend in Brigham City, Utah at Rees Pioneer Park which provides breathtaking views of the majestic Wasatch mountains. #ppfRockie Doubles and mixed doubles championships were broadcasted live on PPF’s Facebook page and included viewership from Europe and [...]

By |June 7th, 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|

Tournament of Champions 2016 – Mixed Doubles Final

The Tournament of Champions (TOC) Mixed Doubles Masters finals didn't disappoint. Great points emerged as both teams fought for the win. The teams were Wesley Gabrielsen and Sarah Ansboury vs. Rafael Siebenschein and Simone Jardim. Wow, they all played great with so many long rallies with great strategies. The pickleball used at this tournament was [...]

By |September 22nd, 2016|

US Open Pickleball Championship Men’s Pro Singles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbrsuxxD00s Yes, the first ever US Open Pickleball Championship tournament is over – and most players survived… barely. The end of April and beginning of May make for some warm and humid weather in Naples, Florida. But hey – it was an awesome experience to be part of another first in the pickleball world. I [...]

By |May 4th, 2016|

15 Shots to Kitchen Line

The Pickleball Channel uploaded this video, that shows how it took Alex Hamner and me 15 shots to make it to the kitchen line (24 more shots to win)  straight to their Facebook page on February 22, 2016, and at the time of this blog post the video had 121,270 views with 1,433 people sharing [...]

By |April 10th, 2016|