Lessons Learned on the Pickleball Court – Opponent’s Outburst

During my play in a recent USAPA sanctioned tournament, I was reminded of my past lessons learned and wanted to share with you, so IF YOU happen to run into the same scenarios then you will be prepared and better educated to keep the game on track. During a heated doubles rally the opponent was [...]

July 26th, 2016|

Smart Pickleball Third Shot Drop

Graphic courtesy: Pickleball Channel   Third shot drop… Figure that shot out, practice it, use it as one of your many shot options and then you’ll be playing some smart pickleball! What is the third shot drop?? The third shot drop is hit by the serving team after the return and it is [...]

June 16th, 2016|

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|