Play Pickleball in Barcelona

As many of you know, this past September my parents (Bob & Bev Youngren) and I visited Madrid, Spain for 9 days for a fun-packed pickleball tour and the International Pickleball Tournament. It was an amazing experience, and gave us the chance to explore local culture, architecture, food, and of course, make new friends! 2016 [...]

December 13th, 2015|

Bainbridge Island WA, Barney McCallum and pickleball clinic

In July I was hoping all would work out for a quick trip to Bainbridge Island, WA to visit with the last surviving founder of pickleball – Barney McCallum. All worked out!! Alex Hamner and I flew from San Diego to Seattle and for four action packed days we made the rounds to see friends, [...]

July 27th, 2015|

Pickleball in Madrid, Spain

Come with me to play pickleball in Madrid, Spain this summer! I know you love pickleball so throw in 9 action packed days of a VIVA SPAIN pickleball tour and FUN will be had by all! Here is a brief description of our itinerary: Sept 16 – Day One – Arrival to Madrid-Barajas International Airport, [...]

March 16th, 2015|

Pickleball Pro Exhibition at The Villages

Once again Villages Pickleball Club is having their yearly Pickleball Pro Exhibition where top players are invited to teach and show off their skills. This year’s Pro Exhibition starts March 28th and there will be three, two hour long sessions: 8:30 – 10:30am , 11 – 1:00 pm and 1:30 – 3:30pm. The event is [...]

March 5th, 2015|

Teaching a pickleball class at Gig Harbor, WA

Next week Alex Hamner and I will be teaching a basic pickleball class at a YMCA in Gig Harbor, WA. If you are in the area come on by to learn - we'd both love to meet you. This is just one stop of our Seattle area pickleball adventure. There are no tournaments, just making [...]

January 9th, 2015|

A few pickleball lessons from tennis’ French Open

Believe You Can – The top 3 women’s seeds were all knocked out in the first week of the French Open and the men’s Australian Open champ was upset in the first round in Paris! You know every one of these competitors believed in their heart they had a chance. Even Maria Sharapova, who lost [...]

June 3rd, 2014|