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 [...]

2019-06-11T23:49:58-07:00September 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 [...]

2019-06-11T23:49:58-07:00September 23rd, 2017|

Get Rhythm and Get Better!

Rhythm - some players have it; some players don’t.  Improve your service rhythm and you could get better! A rhythm or routine for your serve can drastically improve your serve’s consistency, power and placement.  This can apply to any skill level, and once you master your rhythm it will become second nature – and a [...]

2019-06-11T23:49:59-07:00August 1st, 2017|

Pickleball in Canada

The 6th Pickleball Canada National Tournament has come and gone. The tournament was a huge success with 440 players from throughout Canada and 16 U.S. states battling for gold. Ages of players ranged from 14 to 80 years old, and cash prizes awarded to the champions in all Open events. According to tournament director Bryan Jackson, [...]

2019-06-11T23:49:59-07:00July 18th, 2017|

Pickleball and Parkinson’s

In a few weeks there will be a tournament in Pittsburgh, PA benefiting the Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennsylvania. As you know there are more and more tournaments for players to choose from, but when a wonderful charity is benefiting, pickleball players should try to make it happen. If pickleball can help raise money, and [...]

2019-06-11T23:50:00-07:00June 12th, 2017|

PPF Rocky Mountain Championships

The second—of the 2017 four tournament series—Professional Pickleball Federation (PPF) Rocky Mountain Championships tournament was held Memorial Day Weekend in Brigham City, Utah at Rees Pioneer Park which provides breathtaking views of the majestic Wasatch mountains. #ppfRockie Doubles and mixed doubles championships were broadcasted live on PPF’s Facebook page and included viewership from Europe and [...]

2019-06-11T23:50:00-07:00June 7th, 2017|