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 [...]

December 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 [...]

November 27th, 2018|

First Server, Only One Serve

The other day I received a question from a subscriber and reader of my (and my mom’s) book. Here’s the question: “Why does the first serving team (in doubles) only get one serve rotation? I haven’t seen that addressed in your book or in any rule descriptions. This may be a silly question, but I [...]

July 29th, 2018|

Spell Pickleball Correctly, Pretty Please

In the summer of 2018, in the same week, pickleball graced both the front page of USA Today and Kim Kardashians’ Instagram story. Yes, USA Today got the spelling correct which can sometimes be a rare thing in media, but Kim shared that she was playing Pickle Ball (incorrect spelling) to her 114 million followers. [...]

July 12th, 2018|

History of Pickleball – More Than 50 Years of Fun!

Yes, the first ever history book on the sport of pickleball is finally done! This three-year journey with my mom (co-author Beverly Youngren) has definitely been a challenge but we did it – Hellooooooo History of Pickleball – More Than 50 Years of Fun! If you love pickleball, you will love this book. If you [...]

April 2nd, 2018|

Pickleball Battle of the Sexes at Bobby Riggs Tennis Center

We all witnessed (or know of) the iconic 1973 Battle of the Sexes between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Inspired by the new "Battle of the Sexes" movie now in theaters, we have our very our PICKLEBALL Battle of the Sexes on October 7th, at Bobby Riggs Tennis Center in Southern California! On October [...]

October 1st, 2017|