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 [...]

2019-06-11T23:50:29-07:00August 27th, 2015|

H2U Magazine – Pickleball in Print!

More exposure for this awesome sport! I just received in the mail the finished product of an interview and some time on the court with Bill Hudgins, Managing Editor of H2U (Health To You) Magazine. H2U is an award-winning, quarterly magazine that features inspiring people, information about medical treatments and disease prevention, healthy recipes, and [...]

2019-06-11T23:50:35-07:00May 5th, 2015|

First Ever Pickleball Court in Washington

In 2013, Joe Valenti from New York and me from California were in the Seattle area for a pickleball tournament. On a free day before the tournament started we both decided to make the trek to seek out The Original, First Ever pickleball court on Bainbridge Island, WA. With the help of the McCallum family [...]

2019-06-11T23:50:37-07:00April 7th, 2015|

Selkirk Sports Pickleball Paddle Manufactuer

Here is the second of a series of posts I will share from pickleball paddle manufactures. It’s nice to hear their story and some of the behind the scenes… Next up Selkirk Sports - to date the newest paddle manufacture, story submitted by Russell of Selkirk Sports. Selkirk Sport is a family-owned business in the beautiful Coeur [...]

2019-06-11T23:50:50-07:00March 14th, 2015|

The Paddletek story – paddle manufacturer

Here is one of a series of posts I will share from pickleball paddle manufactures. It’s nice to hear their story and some of the behind the scenes… First up – The Paddletek story.  A Husband’s Passion for Pickleball By Kim Smith To say that my husband is passionate is an understatement. This is a [...]

2019-06-11T23:50:55-07:00December 9th, 2014|