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Thank You Pickleball!

Thank you, pickleball, for the games, the friendships, and getting me out and about. Think about what you get out of your relationship with pickleball: You get friends (persons you would not have met but for pickleball) You get exercise (for some of us, it is our primary form of exercise) You get activity (related to, but not the same as, exercise – this is getting out of the house, getting some sun – circulating some, if you will) There may be something missing from this list that is important for you. The key takeaway is that pickleball gives. And ...
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What is Rally Scoring? Learn the Rule Reshaping the Game

Rally scoring is likely the next major evolution in the growth of pickleball. Below, I will explain what rally scoring is and how to play it. We will be exploring the most commonly used rally scoring system adopted by Major ...
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Gifts for the Pickleball Players on Your Holiday List

2023 Better Pickleball Holiday Pickleball Gift Guide

Gifts for the pickleball players on your list Are you looking for pickleball stocking stuffers? Secret Santa gifts for your league friends? A big gift for the pickleball player in your life? Or maybe some ideas to add to your ...
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A mixed doubles pickleball team showing optimal partner play

Navigating Pickleball Doubles and Reducing Errors

Doubles or singles - which one do you play? If it is singles, stop reading. If your focus as a pickleball player is on doubles pickleball, forge on – this is for you. We are going to teach you to ...
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Rally Scoring Strategy for Pickleball Players explained

Rally Scoring Strategy: A Whistle-stop Guide to Clear the Confusion

How Does Rally Scoring Affect Our Play? Specifically our strategy. Rally scoring is here. Whether it will become the dominant scoring approach is yet to be seen. Rally scoring is already seeing increased use across the sport and is a ...
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The Push for Power: Does Pickleball’s Fast Game Mean the END of the Soft Game?

Pickleball sure seems to have gotten faster, BUT has it? There is no doubt that there's more power pickleball, and the sport has gotten faster overall. There have always been players who preferred a faster pace strategy, but the number ...
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How to Evaluate Your Performance with Positive Pickleball Metrics

We all evaluate our performance when we play. Some may use a different metric (performance = how we did vis a vis our metric), but most players use the Win/Loss metric. Win lots of games, and we feel great. Lose ...
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The Dirty Little Secret that the Hard Game is Hiding

There may be nothing more effective at keeping players from fully realizing their pickleball selves than a mis-leveled hard game. In this article we shine a light on this dirty little secret in the hope of liberating more pickleball players ...
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Finding Your Fit: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Perfect Pickleball Camp

“Will going to pickleball camp improve my game?” Most likely, but the degree to which you will advance depends on a number of factors, largely focused on the type of Pickleball Camp you choose. It's not a case of 'one-size ...
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Open Letter to Pickleball Paddle Manufacturers – You’re Missing This

From Tony's Desk: When looking to purchase a pickleball paddle, we are told the paddle’s weight (scale weight to be clear – more below), grip size, paddle length and width (and depth, which is often called width), and perhaps some ...
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The Definitive Pickleball Paddle Selection Guide

There are hundreds of pickleball paddles on the market. How do you pick the perfect paddle for you? Rather than buying a pickleball paddle just because you saw a pro or fellow player using it, take a few minutes to ...
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between pickleball points

The Mental Game Between Pickleball Points: Why It’s Tougher Than Tennis

Pickleball and tennis are both tough sports mentally, in their own ways. A lot of pickleball players came from tennis and might think that the mental game is a bigger deal in tennis. But one of the ways pickleball is ...
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Pickleball Open Play – A Beginner’s Guide

Pickleball is a fun and social sport that's becoming increasingly popular in communities across the world. If you're interested in trying out the sport, open play is a great way to get started. In this guide, we'll show you how ...
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