The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*CK

  Mark Manson’s phenomenal book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*CK, has been a counter intuitive NYT #1 Best Seller and in our thinking is possibly as close to a great strategy book for competitive pickleball as there is, excepting only our own section on strategy, of course.

Finding a good instructor

Thanks to the Internet and social media you can find dozens of nearly anything you want. However, finding something you need of good quality is a different story. We recently sent back three different garden pagodas before we got one we could live with. (We give thanks daily for liberal return policies.) Same applies to […]

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Working with the Tools You’ve Got

  What does it mean that you must learn to work with the tools you have? We played with Jay Fournier for several years. Jay, a somewhat older player but always a good athlete, always working on self-improvement, regularly taking lessons, clinics, private instruction, and practicing with ball machines. His strokes and mechanics were pretty […]

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Our Last Hurrah? – Tournament Pickleball Player!

The Summer of Our Discontent There is a certain low-budget reverse-panache to telling people you are a “tournament pickleball player” – as if that’s the only time you deem the silly sport worthy to play. Truth of the matter, however, is that for any of us pickleball addicts, tournament play represents a very small percentage […]

Trophies

Trophies – Trash-Talking Talent Takes Trophies

Trophies- IOHO, the above title is alliteration at its finest – how many five-word article titles can you name where every word starts with “T”? Buried in that tremendous title, however, is a powerful point. Pickleball is expected to be a bit edgier than some silly, staid and sedate sports. (OK, we couldn’t help it…we’ll […]

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A Champion’s Continuous Improvement!

Wes Gabrielsen’s Five Elements for Continuous Improvement “God gives talent. Work transforms talent into genius.” – Anna Pavlova, Prima Ballerina and Choreographer “To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits, and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.” – Picabo Street, Professional Ski Racing Champion “The separation […]

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