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 difference of opinion. The first three in this article are from Tony and the next three from me. The last one is our absolute best…

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Pickleball – the lawn tennis of our time

If pickleball continues along its current trend, pickleball should surpass tennis as the king of the racket court sports – the history of tennis itself foretells this future.

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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 some of the questions you should ask and some considerations to help you determine if a pickleball camp is right for you. Is pickleball improvement…

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Pickleball History with Jennifer Lucore

Do you know there were four times that the sport of pickleball almost died? Recently Jennifer Lucore, a 17-time national champion, member of the Pickleball Hall of Fame, and co-author of The History of Pickleball-Fifty Years of Fun, stopped by Better Pickleball. Here’s what she had to say about those critical junctures. Jennifer, how do…

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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 a Beginner Pickleball Player and want to play more or have been reluctant to attend…

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Pickleball Camps FAQ

Frequently Asked Camp Questions What skill level is this camp targeted toward? Our camps are most suitable for players from 2.5 up to 4.5.   While newer players are welcome, these are not beginner camps. We do not teach scoring and the other absolute basics of the game. Ideally, players should have played pickleball for at…

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Why You’re Failing at Pickleball and How to Fix it!

You return from the pickleball courts, feeling discouraged and disappointed. How could you have made so many mistakes? Just a few days prior, you felt so excited and full of promise knowing that you’d FINALLY found the solution to your problem on YouTube! You watched the latest video and knew that was the answer to…

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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 (and depth, which is often called width), and perhaps some of the materials that go into making the paddle core and face. There is, however,…

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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 change to the Pickleball Serve Rules is found in Rule 4.A.5 and reads as follows:…

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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 CJ and I started playing pickleball, we were given lots of advice. Some of it…

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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 best pickleball players, but she’s not the best. Then you must mean Ben Johns? Nope…he may be the current number one, but he’s not the…

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Pickleball Rally Scoring Quick Start Guide (Infographic)

Few topics can send a friendly game into a heated debate faster than the mention of pickleball rally scoring. It’s a subject that can split the court down the middle, with purists and progressives volleying arguments back and forth with the same intensity as a championship point. Rally scoring, the method where points can be…

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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 are serious about improving your pickleball game. And let’s be clear, I’m not talking about…

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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. However, your improvement is incremental at best, and you are wondering just what to do to get better. Any of this sound familiar? So the…

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Attitude Adjustment: How Can a Shift in Thinking Boost Your Pickleball Abilities?

Just like a pickleball game filled with its good shots, interesting line calls, and unpredictable bounces, my Peloton journey was speckled with life’s complexities, surprise detours, and the influence of external factors – perhaps that’s a reflection of what you have experienced in your pickleball journey. A few years ago, I set a New Year’s…

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