US Open Pickleball Championships

Are your bags packed and ready to go? Minto US Open Pickleball 2016 Championships will be held in Naples, Florida, April 26 - May 1, 2016. Come experience another first for the sport of pickleball! Follow the daily fun and a behind the scenes look by FOLLOWING me at:  and  

April 18th, 2016|

Spell Pickleball

Pickleball, pickleball, pickle ball, PickleBall or pickle-ball? How do you correctly spell pickleball? Why? Because I see a lot of new, energetic players on social media sharing this awesome sport (love that!) – yet they are spelling the word wrong (not so good). This made me recall an article--from my time as the volunteer publisher [...]

February 17th, 2016|

Pickleball Magazine

Yes, it's official - the first ever Pickleball Magazine is ready for the world to see. This is the official magazine of the USAPA and will be sent to it's 10,000 members and 30,000 additional non-USAPA members this week! Enjoy 70 full-color pages of the Pickleball Magazine that will be published bimonthly- every two months! [...]

January 12th, 2016|

Pickleball Turns 50

This year marked the golden anniversary of pickleball, and while some celebrations and festivities happened, there were not as many as I thought would have, or had even hoped for. I think it is a big deal that this sport started 50 years ago, and today is the last day to celebrate that pickleball has officially turned 50! [...]

December 31st, 2015|

Tennis RIP – Pickleball is the Sport

Recently, Allie and I played tennis for the first time in over a year with our two best buds. Our friends are excellent tennis players.  She has played highly successful competitive tennis for over sixty-five years.  He is a former 5.0 player whose 70+ team finished second in the USTA national team competition a few [...]

October 5th, 2015|

Happy 50th Birthday to Pickleball

Happy 50th birthday pickleball! Just think 50 years ago pickleball was created by families having fun one summer day on Bainbridge Island, WA. To celebrate this milestone Alex Hamner and I made the trek to visit our buddy Barney McCallum – the last surviving founder of pickleball. We spent several days visiting, exploring, playing, laughing [...]

August 27th, 2015|