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 in Singapore

Pickleball in Singapore is alive and well. Following my Thailand adventure, I caught a quick flight to the diverse island of Singapore to explore, meet new pickleball players and teach a few clinics. Wow, this futuristic urban center boasts a blend of Malaysian, Indian, Chinese, Arab and English cultures and how cool it is…. Lots [...]

2019-06-11T23:49:50-07:00May 17th, 2019|

Raving Review of The History of Pickleball

At the 2018 USA Pickleball National Championships, I met Chris Koentges, an ESPN writer and more, who was there researching pickleball. Of course, we joyfully talked about the history of pickleball and Chris got an autographed copy of my book. Enjoy his insight here: Self-published histories of obscure sports tend to fall into one of [...]

2019-06-11T23:49:51-07:00February 15th, 2019|

Nationals $75,000 Prize Money Breakdown

2018 Nationals is in the books. Wow! And this year’s Nationals was a step-up for our sport in so many ways. One being that a title sponsor, Margaritaville, stepped in and provided the largest prize pool in pickleball history - $75,000. The sponsor was named a few months prior to the November event and I [...]

2019-06-11T23:49:52-07:00December 3rd, 2018|

Thankful for Health from Pickleball

With Thanksgiving brings the yearly reflection of thankfulness and health generally is one of the top things people are thankful for. For many, pickleball has become the force multiplier for better health—physical and mental. I wanted to share why I, and so many others are thankful for health from pickleball. I can’t tell you how [...]

2019-06-11T23:49:53-07:00November 27th, 2018|