Barney McCallum – A Wonderful Life

The pickleball world has lost its last living founder, inventor and a pioneer of this great sport. Barney McCallum passed away at his home in Seattle, WA on Monday, November 18, 2019. He was 93 years old. I will miss his sharp wit and humor, our in-depth conversations, his amazing storytelling, and his true friendship [...]

2019-11-20T13:26:47-07:00November 19th, 2019|

Largest Prize Pool in Pickleball

We are weeks away from the 2019 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships, and again this tournament will offer the largest prize pool to date for the sport of pickleball. Last year they were the largest and this year they’ve increased the prize pool. Pickleball history in the making! USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) states, “there will [...]

2019-10-18T20:59:10-07:00October 18th, 2019|

Pickleball Safari in Kenya

Is an authentic African safari on your bucket list? Now's your chance! Travel in June 2020, on the first-ever Pickleball Safari for the opportunity to see the untamed wildlife of Kenya while playing pickleball on a new continent. Witness awe-inspiring scenery and magnificent natural and historical sights. Pickleball Trips leader Daniel Moore, who lived in [...]

2019-10-04T21:29:21-07:00October 4th, 2019|

Beat the Heat | Tournament Tips and Lessons Learned

Have you competed in really high temperatures with humidity and your body tells you it's done halfway through? I would like to share my experience with heat exhaustion at a mid-September pickleball tournament. Be sure to scroll to the bottom for Beat the Heat Tournament Tips to help stay cool during a competitive pickleball tournament. [...]

2019-09-30T21:15:46-07:00September 30th, 2019|

Wish Barney McCallum a Happy Birthday

Did you know that there is just ONE living founder of pickleball and soon he will be 93 years old? Yes, it’s Barney McCallum of Seattle, Washington. Wish him a happy birthday and share your pickleball history, story and gratitude with him. He loves hearing from players around the world and their story of why [...]

2019-07-17T07:25:48-07:00July 16th, 2019|