“Cellular” Pickleball Strategy 102: Strengthen Your Strengths

    Pickleball Strategy Understanding pickleball strategy at the cellular level only comes with experience. Last October, Irene and I went to the Huntsman Games in St. George, UT. We went to watch Susie Dougan (our houseguest and a good friend from Bend, Or.) play mixed with Bob LeRoy, another good friend and excellent player, […]

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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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