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  • Us
    February 11, 2020

    Sounds quite interesting. We have spots on this site where it would help our readers. We might also might want to do a short article/post about it as it seems different than anything else we’ve heard about…especially about the true bounce part. Do you have any further on-line information on this, Howard?

    Feel free to contact us at if you wish. Thanks! aj

  • February 5, 2020

    INFO: We make and manufactor a roll out Pickleball court on a carpet it has a great playing surface just like a tennis court good bounce and easy on the joints. Great to cover over cement of a fast wood, or asphalt surface like a jym floor can be rolled up and put on the side! Call Howard Hess N>C> 910-270-8764 can ship anywhere for immediate use $3500. for the fist one $3000. multi orders

  • Rayman hamid
    September 21, 2017

    My name is Rayman Hamid
    From manassas Virginia
    I am addicted playing pickle ball and in the past month won 4 medals including 2 gold last saturday at the northern Virginia senior olympics.
    My plan is than within the next 12 months is to become an official US pickle ball coach/ teacher introducing the sport to
    The high school in my district.
    I will be doing my first demonstration /
    Introduction to play pickle ball
    to a new community Called Little Rocky Run in clifton va about
    3000 families in the community
    On October 14 and 28 for 3 hours and as soon as i am
    License there are several communities in my area that are interested in introducing the sport but i have to be license/ and have insurance.
    I am donating my time my tutor machine, balls, my personal paddles and Refreshments to those attended .
    I am asking if u have any old paddles that are discarded/ blemished if u can send me atleast 4 so i can introduce the game to new players
    And at the same time introduce your paddles for possible future purchase.
    I can be reached at 703-314-8467
    If u have any questions

    Rayman Hamid

    • Us
      September 21, 2017

      Bless you for your efforts. I’d suggest that most directly you might want to go to the site and look up the USAPA Ambassador for your area (it’s nested a bit but you can find it) and contact them and post the same question(s) to him/her. We ourselves donate all used paddles beyond our immediate need so can’t help, but also are posting this so that our readers can contact you with help in mind. Best of luck, sincerely. We’ve been where you are and have over-extended ourselves so badly sometimes that we just want to scream ‘cuz it seems that the 1% volunteer and the 99% say they wish they had time to volunteer. You’re the 1% and are needed. (This is not a new calculation of the 80/20 or 90/10 rule of volunteerism, just our humble observations. Your mileage may vary.)

  • Bob LeRoy
    January 6, 2016

    Hi A.J.–Just spent a couple of rainy hours on and associated links, videos, and sites. Learned a lot. You and Irene are doing a great job with this. Great contribution to the world of pickleball. Many thanks.

  • Us
    August 19, 2015

    Loved your responses, Bill, and thank you, and please spread the word! Best wishes….and keep us informed if you discover a different “silver bullet” for getting your serve to do what it’s supposed to!

  • Bill Robinson
    August 14, 2015

    Just discovered your site, and it is a veritable treasure-trove of PB goodies, even for an aging 3.5er like me. I have read through some of the posts, and almost all of them leave me smiling. Well . . . except for the one about having your serve go away on vacation with you and stay wherever it was that you went — since I am in the middle of experiencing that, that article kinda gave me the cold sweats.

    Any way, you guys keep ’em coming, and I’ll keep on reading! 🙂

    ~Bill Robinson
    Pickleball by the Sea Pickleball Club
    Neptune Beach, Florida

  • May 4, 2015

    Great job AJ and Irene! Thanks for taking the time and energy to put this out. I’m sure the site will be visited by many.
    Connie Anderson
    Corvallis Ambassador

    • Us
      May 4, 2015

      Thanks, Connie! Your support is great! Please spread the word! xo

  • Brenda Lee
    March 30, 2015

    Interested in any info you have for building pb courts in a 55-and-over community.

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