15 Shots to Kitchen Line

The Pickleball Channel uploaded this video, that shows how it took Alex Hamner and me 15 shots to make it to the kitchen line (24 more shots to win)  straight to their Facebook page on February 22, 2016, and at the time of this blog post the video had 121,270 views with 1,433 people sharing [...]

April 10th, 2016|

Basics of Pickleball

Basics of pickleball with shot #1, #2 and #3. Here’s some pickleball insight from Keith James: Use it or lose it--your choice. The rules of pickleball were crafted to limit de facto the options for the first three shots of each point of every game.  The inventors of pickleball chose to maximize fun and to give [...]

April 1st, 2016|

Hitting an Opponent

Tagging is hitting an opponent on purpose to win a point. The knee jerk reaction at nearly all levels of play is "Tagging is just part of the game."  And, of course, hitting opponents with hard shots is part of the game.  I have been hit many times.  Conversely, I have nailed good friends in [...]

February 11th, 2016|

Pickleball Singles with Hilary Marold

Are you still thinking about this past Nationals VII? Did you play singles? If yes, then I say good job to you! Pickleball singles is a challenge in so many ways (as I have shared in past posts). I asked my good friend Hilary Marold if she would share her experience playing pickleball singles at [...]

January 28th, 2016|

What to Pack for a Big Tournament

USAPA Nationals is only days away - What to pack for a big tournament? While some of you may be packing and getting ready for Nationals, other may be planning to venture to your local tournaments…. Where ever your BIG pickleball tournament is here are some pointers for what to pack: Big Tournament Check List: [...]

November 5th, 2015|

Pickleball Dinking Strategies

Many players have asked me where they can find a pickleball dinking strategy guide, a resource to help them on when and where to dink. I could guess that there are pickleball teachers and writers out there that could sell you a book full of complicated scenarios with diagrams and long winded philosophy on what [...]

August 22nd, 2015|