Make Your Tournament Day Progress Faster

Another tournament, another long day… Whether you are new to pickleball or a seasoned player you need to realize that tournaments often take all day--and sometimes night! Yes, all day meaning you have an 8am start and your finals could end at 9pm. No joke! This is pickleball. You never know exactly what time your [...]

2019-06-11T23:49:54-07:00August 13th, 2018|

Pickleball Pro-Am, a Great Combination for Charity

Pickleball Pro-Am, a great combination for charity!  The Pro-Am concept teams a professional player with an amateur to compete and create income for wonderful charities that are being supported by the event/tournament. This is a great fund-raiser idea for pickleball. Well, I was fortunate enough to be able to take part in a special Pro-Am [...]

2019-06-11T23:49:55-07:00June 29th, 2018|

2018 US Open Pickleball Championships RECAP

The third US Open Pickleball Championships held in Naples, Florida is now in the record books! Each year this tournament has shattered the record for the most participants in any single tournament. This year’s record was 2,047 players, ages from 10 years old to 91 years young. Players from 47 states and 17 countries sweated [...]

2019-06-11T23:49:55-07:00May 24th, 2018|

Hey, Did You Hear Your Name Called?

Here’s an interesting observation I had at the US Open Pickleball Championships a few weeks ago. Over the week span of tournament play, I had over 20 WOMEN say to me, “hey, did you hear your name called?” when the announcer says you’re up on a particular court. This is always very helpful, because whether [...]

2019-06-11T23:49:56-07:00May 8th, 2018|

Prize Money, Men & Women, Seniors & Open, Players Beware

  While planning for the 2018 pickleball tournament season, I thought it would be prudent to share this article that Alex Hamner and I wrote for Pickleball Magazine (Prize Money, Men & Women, Seniors & Open, Players Beware). Mainly, its just food for thought, but equality (or in this case in equality) hit home with [...]

2019-06-11T23:49:57-07:00March 1st, 2018|

Pickleball Battle of the Sexes at Bobby Riggs Tennis Center

We all witnessed (or know of) the iconic 1973 Battle of the Sexes between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Inspired by the new "Battle of the Sexes" movie now in theaters, we have our very our PICKLEBALL Battle of the Sexes on October 7th, at Bobby Riggs Tennis Center in Southern California! On October [...]

2019-06-11T23:49:58-07:00October 1st, 2017|