There’s No Dinking in Pickleball

Don’t you love that title? There's no dinking in pickleball. Well the funny thing is, at both the 2017 Bainbridge Cup and the Spanish Open in Madrid, Spain several “confused” European players came up to me asking “where is all this dinking that they’ve heard they need to do?” The American’s were not always dinking [...]

September 29th, 2017|

The Bainbridge Cup in Madrid, Spain

Another first in the history of pickleball – The Bainbridge Cup. Madrid, Spain showcased this one-day competition which placed Team North America (USA/Canada) against Team Europe for a day of high-spirited enthusiasm and intense competition. Each team had 100+ players of all ages and skill levels. The cool thing was that each win (no matter [...]

September 23rd, 2017|

European Pickleball Tour

The First European Pickleball Tour with the Professional Pickleball Federation (PPF) just wrapped up! Everywhere I went the smiles and open arms of fellow pickleball players and our hosts was heart warming. This European Pickleball Tour was sponsored by paddle manufacturer Paddletek (my paddle of choice!), the PPF and International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) all [...]

September 19th, 2017|

Play Pickleball in Barcelona

As many of you know, this past September my parents (Bob & Bev Youngren) and I visited Madrid, Spain for 9 days for a fun-packed pickleball tour and the International Pickleball Tournament. It was an amazing experience, and gave us the chance to explore local culture, architecture, food, and of course, make new friends! 2016 [...]

December 13th, 2015|

International Pickleball Tournament 2015, Part 2 of 2

Here is part two of the fun had at the International Pickleball Tournament 2015! (In case you missed it, here is Part One). Feel free to share this with your pickleball friends. In September over 130 total participants from nine different countries and three continents took part in the first International Pickleball Tournament in Madrid, [...]

October 19th, 2015|

International Pickleball Tournament 2015, Part 1 of 2

Hello pickleball world! With players from 10 countries participating, the first annual International Pickleball Tournament 2015 held in Madrid, Spain is now in the history books. This was an extra special pickleball adventure for me for many reasons, but a couple highlights include traveling to beautiful Spain and getting to play Pickleball in new place [...]

October 12th, 2015|