Largest Prize Pool in Pickleball

We are weeks away from the 2019 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships, and again this tournament will offer the largest prize pool to date for the sport of pickleball. Last year they were the largest and this year they’ve increased the prize pool. Pickleball history in the making! USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) states, “there will [...]

2019-10-18T20:59:10-07:00October 18th, 2019|

Beat the Heat | Tournament Tips and Lessons Learned

Have you competed in really high temperatures with humidity and your body tells you it's done halfway through? I would like to share my experience with heat exhaustion at a mid-September pickleball tournament. Be sure to scroll to the bottom for Beat the Heat Tournament Tips to help stay cool during a competitive pickleball tournament. [...]

2019-09-30T21:15:46-07:00September 30th, 2019|

Get Ready for the US Open Pickleball Championships

The US Open Pickleball Championships are only ONE week away! If you’re going, are you ready? So many things both mentally and physically to do to get ready for competition. One could probably write a book on what to do and not do when competing in the Naples, Florida weather. It will be humid. It [...]

2019-06-11T23:49:50-07:00April 19th, 2019|

Pickleball Terms

Updated: 4/7/2019 | April 7, 2019 Learning pickleball terms or some say pickleball terminology or definitions is another important part of learning how to play the game. I’ve been blogging about pickleball since 2012 - yep 7 years and I realized it's time to share some basic terminology with players. Here is your cheat sheet [...]

2019-06-11T23:49:50-07:00April 1st, 2019|

Pickleball in Thailand

Yes, pickleball is in Thailand. This was my first journey to this unique and beautiful area. I was there with Daniel Moore of Pickleball Trips for their first (love those firsts) Exotic Thailand Pickleball Tour. While there, our tour was fortunate to compete in Thailand’s FIRST inaugural international pickleball tournament—yep another first! The 3-day Thailand [...]

2019-06-11T23:49:51-07:00March 18th, 2019|

Nationals $75,000 Prize Money Breakdown

2018 Nationals is in the books. Wow! And this year’s Nationals was a step-up for our sport in so many ways. One being that a title sponsor, Margaritaville, stepped in and provided the largest prize pool in pickleball history - $75,000. The sponsor was named a few months prior to the November event and I [...]

2019-06-11T23:49:52-07:00December 3rd, 2018|