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Selkirk Power Air
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…
Pickleball open play
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…
When you can't play pickleball
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…
2023 Your pickleball game
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…
climb your pickleball mountain
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?…
Pickleball Serve Rules 2023
Pickleball rules
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 Instruction
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…
should-you-spin-3
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…
Pickleball-When can you be in the kitchen
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…
playing pickleball to win
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.…
Best Player in the World (600 × 400 px)
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…