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Pickleball Goes Green – Pickleball Grows

We think most everyone can see that average age of winning pickleball tournament players is dropping. Personally, with both of us turning 70 this year, this change feels like a bit of a mixed blessing. We’ve devoted a lot of time to trying to become competitive players but it is today harder and harder for […]

USAPA

We Need the USAPA

Last we checked, the USAPA is one of the only major-sport associations to be run essentially by an all-volunteer staff. While this has changed slightly over the last couple of years with the addition of a paid Executive Director (Justin Maloof), everyone from the President (David Jordan) down is a virtually full-time volunteer working tirelessly […]

pickleball courts near me

In-House Tournaments Rock! Pickleball Courts Near Me

Most folks know that in-house tournaments are fun. But it’s actually pretty easy to make them even BIGGER fun while having pickleball courts near me. Here’s some tricks, tips and techniques to make your next in-house pickleball tournament world-class. A week before the tournament, have a clinic. This can easily be revenue-neutral. Charge a few […]

Stacking Strategy

Stacking is a strategy designed to have one player always playing a particular side of the court during rallies.  One of the two ultimate articles on stacking, complete with photos showing all the positions, was written for us recently by Lee Moore, with help from Verna Moore, Ken Porter and models Terry and Sandi Brown. […]

mentor day

Mentor Day

This year at Palm Creek we ran the “First Annual” Mentor Day. This was a simple event but it had a profound impact on a lot of people, we think. In context, the day was organized to run the day before the smaller of our two major tournaments, our Annual Residents’ Tournament. This event “only” […]

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