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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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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 have the relationship with pickleball that most suits you), this ...
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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 National Championship PPA Event in Lake Nona, Florida. At the ...
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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 a pre-appointed time, and a game awaits. If you are ...
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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 point, for any variety of reasons, you can't get to ...
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Getting out of the desert and improving your pickleball game

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 accurate recommendations for you to adopt, and only if you ...
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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 road for quite a while (one year, to be exact). ...
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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? If you are like many of the pickleball players that ...
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Pickleball Serve Rules 2023

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 finger spin serve, that will no longer be allowed. The ...
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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 to love. And you are open to pickleball instruction. As ...
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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 belief is often misplaced, and, in fact, adding spins often ...
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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 played a racket/paddle sport in the past or not. When ...
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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. These lessons apply to non-tournament play as well. If you ...
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