Give Me The Ball

Give me the ball! You’ll be amazed what this simple trick can do for your game. It can make you more aware, engaged, focused, and ultimately, it can set you up for hitting the next winner. What is this quick and easy tip? Watch this quick-tip video from Pickleball Channel to find out:   When [...]

May 14th, 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 [...]

May 8th, 2018|

History of Pickleball – More Than 50 Years of Fun!

Yes, the first ever history book on the sport of pickleball is finally done! This three-year journey with my mom (co-author Beverly Youngren) has definitely been a challenge but we did it – Hellooooooo History of Pickleball – More Than 50 Years of Fun! If you love pickleball, you will love this book. If you [...]

April 2nd, 2018|

Do You Have a Dead Pickleball Paddle?

Maybe you've heard it? Maybe you've felt it? A different sound ... a different feel to your paddle. Sometimes you hit the “sweet spot” on your paddle and it feels great, other times the ball just dies when paddle meets ball. Do you have a dead pickleball paddle? Yes, paddles go dead and should be [...]

March 11th, 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 [...]

March 1st, 2018|

Myths About Being in the Kitchen

Alex tells me to show up at the church courts and be ready to play in the kitchen. Well, that is exactly what we did in the making of this fun Pickleball 411 video with Pickleball Channel. Questions come up all the time regarding the rules of the kitchen or the non-volley zone (these two [...]

December 8th, 2017|