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Pickleball Playing Tips
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…
Gear
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…
Gear
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…
between pickleball points
Mental Game
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…
Beginners Corner
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…
Pickleball Playing Tips
Why Your Pickleball Shot Obsession is Holding Your Game Back (And What to Do About It)
If you are a casual pickleball player or think that a single pickleball shot or strategy will sort your game out (no criticism in either case, you are welcome to…
Gear
Selkirk Power Air Brought Me Back
You ever try a new paddle and think, “This paddle feels too good?” Like it was made just for you and your game? I had that happen at the Hertz…
Beginners Corner
Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone: How to Navigate Your First Pickleball Open Play
Open Play is one of the many incredible things about pickleball. You don’t need to find other players, coordinate schedules and locate an open pickleball court. You show up at…
Strategy/Partners
You Can’t Play Pickleball? Here’s How To Keep Improving Anyway.
It happens to all of us. We can’t get on the pickleball court due to the following: 1. Injury 2. Weather conditions (snow, rain) 3. Anything else (life) At some…
Getting out of the desert and improving your pickleball game
Basics
Finding Your Way Out of the Desert and Improving Your Pickleball Game
Are you ready to stop playing the same as you did yesterday? I want to challenge you to think objectively about yourself and your game. Only then can I make…
Mental Fitness
2023 is Almost Here – What’s Next For Your Pickleball Game?
2022 is mostly in our rearview mirror and is soon to be entirely behind us. 2023 is just around the corner, and we will be on that segment of the…
Mental Fitness
How to Climb Your Pickleball Mountain (in Five Mostly Easy Steps)
Are you happy with your pickleball game? You know what I mean, when you walk off the court, are you where you think you should be in your pickleball journey?…