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How to Pick the Pickleball Camp That’s Right for You
We get this question all the time: “Will going to pickleball camp help my game?” The answer, as is often the case in real life, is “It depends.” Here are…
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Is a Women’s Pickleball Camp Right for You?
Have you thought about attending a pickleball camp just for Women? Maybe you’re new to the game and know that it’s better to learn pickleball correctly from the beginning rather…
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The 7 Best Lessons From THE Pickleball Summit 2021
Everyone sees things through a different lens. So it was no surprise that when Tony and I started talking about the best pickleball lessons from the Summit, we had a…
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Common Pickleball Mistakes New Players Make (And How to Avoid Them)
It is never easy being a beginner, and pickleball, as fun as it, isn’t an exception. You’ll find your fellow pickleball players anxious to help a newbie learn. So much…
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Pickleball Scoring Basics-Me, You, Who?
  I can’t tell you how many times somebody has looked at me and said 0-0-2? What the heck does that mean? Often, the hardest part about teaching somebody pickleball is showing…
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Want to Play Better Pickleball? Caution: You May Not Like the Solution
You laughed when you heard the name “pickleball,” but like so many others, the pickleball bug bit you. Suddenly you’re playing more often and watching a random Youtube pickleball video.…
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What it REALLY takes to hit a GOOD Pickleball Backhand!
I think it’s pretty safe to say that for most pickleball players, our backhand is not as consistent as our forehand. While you might be able to run around your…
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Pickleball Power Game: Use LESS POWER and WIN MORE Points????
You may be thinking, CJ, what’s up with the title of this post? How are you going to win more points by using less power? There’s a trend toward the…
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How the Return of Serve Controls the Point
At some point, it’s likely that you’ve heard the deep return of serve is an important part of playing good pickleball. But is it just the depth of the return…
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Stretch After Pickleball? Why?
Do you stretch when you are finished playing? If you take a quick look around the courts surprisingly few people take just a few minutes to cool down and stretch.…