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! [...]

2019-06-11T23:50:25-07:00December 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 [...]

2019-06-11T23:50:28-07:00October 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 [...]

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|