Pickleball inspiration

Here is a wonderful share from a pickleball friend via email: Read this, enjoy this, I'm blessed. Happy New Year 2015 I will play as much pickleball as possible in 2015 That my legs, heart, and body will allow me to do. Take pictures of my friends and enjoy their company. You can send this [...]

January 15th, 2015|

Rotator cuff – Prevention of injury

Rotator Cuff - Prevention of Injury Part 2 of 3 Hello fanatics of pickleball! Most people injure their rotator cuff muscles due to chronic misuse or due to a sudden traumatic force to the shoulder joint. To help prevent injury, three specific exercises can be incorporated into a regular workout that isolate the four muscles [...]

January 7th, 2015|

Rotator cuff pain – What is it?

How’s your pickleball game going? Are you having weakness or pain in your shoulder joint, especially with an outstretched arm to the side or overhead? Do you have a dull ache in your shoulder, which often worsens when you try to sleep on the involved side? Has it become difficult to repeatedly crush overheads on [...]

December 4th, 2014|

The World’s Best Ice Pack

There are many ways to ice an injured body part. If you are using a bag of frozen peas or corn, then you are still living in the Stone Age. I wish to give you the key ingredients and instructions to properly make and use the world's best ice pack. Get ready pickleball players, this [...]

September 30th, 2014|

Pickleball Tennis Elbow – Treatment

Treating any form of tendinitis starts with applying ice to the inflamed area. With pickleball elbow (lateral epicondylitis), you want to apply ice to the tender part of the elbow and forearm for 20-30 minutes. The duration of application depends on how cold the ice pack is. The colder the pack, the less time required [...]

September 1st, 2014|

Aging gracefully – pickleball in your 70’s!

Aging gracefully - pickleball in your 70's. Here is a reprint of the May 2014 Surprise Pickleball Newsletter (Surprise, AZ). Thank you to Suz Liley for allowing me to share. And my disclaimer: Bob Youngren is my dad :-) Are they freaks of nature or is there some secret to turning 70 and still being superb pickleball [...]

August 16th, 2014|