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Pickleball Serve Rules 2023
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If You Don’t Know the 2023 Pickleball Serve Rule, You’ll Hate Yourself Later
The 2023 USAPA (USA Pickleball) Official Rules are published and the pickleball spin serve is no longer allowed. Now let’s be clear it’s the pre-spun, more commonly known as the…
Pickleball Tips
Pickleball Instruction-Are You Hearing It Right?
Spins are BAD! Did you hear that right? If you are reading this, then you are pickleball curious. You want to know more about the game that you have come…
Basics
Should you try to spin the pickleball?
Most pickleball players, at some point, want to add spins into their games. The belief is that adding spins is what is missing to help a player “break out.” This…
Beginners Corner
Pickleball-When Can You Be In the Kitchen?
[In this series of Getting Started articles, we share several beginner pickleball tips to help you get started on the right foot. These tips will help you whether you have…
Strategy/Partners
Playing Pickleball to Win – Lessons from Atlanta – Part 2
[This is part of our Lessons from Atlanta series. Each deal with a specific lesson that we can learn from the focused pickleball battles that take place during tournament play.…
Strategy/Partners
Who Is The Best Pickleball Player In The World?
There are a lot of amazing athletes playing pickleball. Who do you think is the best pickleball player in the world? Anna-Leigh Waters? Yup, she’s arguably one of the world’s…
Basics
Does your pickleball game need a GPS?
If you ever use GPS on your phone to find directions, you know you need two points: where you want to go and where you are. The GPS refers to…
Beginners Corner
Pickleball 101-A Quick Guide
Are looking for a new sport to try? Or perhaps you are looking for quick way to explain pickleball to your friends? Pickleball is as fun as its name. With…
Pickleball Playing Tips
The 7 Best Lessons From THE Pickleball Summit 2022
Success leaves clues! Seven lessons from THE PICKLEBALL SUMMIT 2022 can help you unlock YOUR pickleball potential.
Mental Game
Forget the Drop, Drive and Lob. To Play Your Best Pickleball You Need This!
One of the most valuable and underutilized resources pickleball players have is not a drive, a drop, or even a lob. It’s something that’s rarely practiced. In fact, most of…
Strategy/Partners
Overcoming Adversity-Lesson 1 from Atlanta
You will inevitably be behind in a game. Maybe it is close: 8-6. Or maybe it seems hopeless: 9-1. How do you come back to level things and perhaps win…
Pickleball Playing Tips
Forehand in the Middle – and Other Dangerous “Pickleball Aphorisms”
Aphorism -/ˈafəˌrizəm/ a pithy observation that contains a general truth, such as, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”. Alright, dangerous may be a bit much. But there are several…