Partner Play: The Pickleball Divorce

Partner Play and The Pickleball Divorce Remember that old song by Tammy Wynette? About D-I-V-O-R-C-E? Pickleball partners we know might sometimes hum that after playing a mixed doubles tournament with their spouse. Sometimes (we’ve heard) they even take action. “Wait, what?”, you protest. “My spouse and I are close. We’ve been together for, well, forever! […]

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My Clandestine Pickleball Self- The Mental Game Revisited

Usually Irene and I write our articles together. This one, however, is about my own experiences with the mental game, trying to play pickleball, and especially competitive pickleball when feeling anxious, depressed or both. Some background First things first. I was diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) about 40 years ago. The reality is I’ve […]

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.

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Are Any Pickleball Books Fun to Read?

What do you do when you’re looking for a good pickleball read? Until now much of what’s available to read about our favorite sport has been non-fiction. Not that that’s a bad thing, but other sports have their fiction offerings as well (Golf in the Kingdom comes to mind). Still, there hasn’t been that much fiction […]

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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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150 Pickleball Excuses for Every Occasion!

Everyone needs an excuse from time to time. But doesn’t it get stale, making the same old excuses over and over again? To assist you in staying fresh, below find a list of common (and some not-so-common) excuses as to why things may not have gone right in a particular pickleball point, game or match. […]

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