Best Pickleball Shoes Step Up Your Game With Our Picks

Searching for the best Pickleball shoe is like trying to find the Holy Grail.  When you search for Pickleball shoes on Google or Amazon, you’ll notice that none of the shoes appearing in the search results are actually Pickleball shoes.  Instead you’ll find tennis and volleyball shoes as an alternative.  It’s not to say those…

How to Keep the Ball Low in Pickleball

A question often asked is how to keep the ball low in Pickleball. While this sounds like an easy thing to do in practice, it is very challenging especially when you are at the kitchen line and a ball is hit at your feet or you have to take the ball on a short hop…

Illegal Pickleball Paddles: Why Isn’t Yours an USAPA Approved Paddle?

Are you planning to play in a Pickleball tournament? Is your paddle legal? According to the USAPA, the governing body of USA Pickleball, paddles have to meet certain requirements. Otherwise, you  have an illegal Pickleball paddle which cannot be used in USAPA sanctioned tournaments. Can illegal Pickleball paddles be used in other tournaments or recreational…

How to Improve Your Pickleball Serve

When I first started playing Pickleball, my serves were illegal. I knew about hitting underhand and contacting the ball below the waist. I was able to execute this part of the serve. However, some of my habits from racquetball made it difficult for me to keep the paddle head below my wrist. It took a…

Pickleball Gift Ideas

With Mother’s Day and Father’s Day approaching, I thought it would be good to create a list of Pickleball Gift Ideas.  I tried to stay away from the usual suspects of shoes, paddles, balls, and nets since we already have reviews on these items.  I also did not include really high priced items like Pickleball…

What Pickleball Paddles Do the Pros Use

Have you ever wondered what pickleball paddles do the pros use? I’m in the market for a new paddle as I’ve played for a year now and am looking to see what paddle is the best for my game. I currently use the Onix Z5 which is both a great starter paddle and one that…

Pickleball Injuries: How to Avoid Them and Recover Afterward

This is a post about Pickleball injures but first I want to give you some background on my experience with injuries. Click here to skip the personal part and get to the meat of the article. Let’s face it, one of the reasons I took up Pickleball is because I couldn’t move around on the…

Best EMS and TENS Units

Do you ever have a sore or stiff back after playing Pickleball? I know I do after playing for a couple of hours. My favorite remedy to cure the pain isn’t to use ice or heat or drugs. Instead it is to use an electronic muscle stimulation (EMS) machine or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)…

Best Pickleball Paddle for Beginners

I remember shopping for my first Pickleball paddle.  I was trying to find the best Pickleball paddle for beginners.  While I knew about racquetball racquets, I didn’t know a thing about Pickleball paddles. At the time, I didn’t know any Pickleball players either. So, I did my research on the internet to find my first…

Focus on Pickleball in Hilton Head South Carolina – Palmetto Dunes

Last fall I was looking for a place to go to get out of the New England winter for a month to play Pickleball. While considering many locations in Florida, I found it difficult to get reasonably priced lodging since the snow birds had long ago made their reservations. Instead I opted for Hilton Head…

Difference between Pickleball and Tennis and Racquetball

Pickleball is often said to be a cross between tennis, badminton, and ping pong. I don’t know a lot about badminton and ping pong other than playing both as a child. I did, however, play competitive tennis and racquetball so in this post I’ll discuss the similarities and differences between Pickleball and Tennis and Pickleball…

How to Play Pickleball: The Rules Explained

Object of the Game Pickleball is a game played indoor or outdoor with two or four players. The winner is the first one to 11, win by two points. Points can only be scored by the serving team and occur when the opponent hits the ball in the net or outside the court. One point…

How Do You Get Good at Pickleball?

When I first started playing Pickleball, I watched videos of advanced players to understand what I needed to do to improve my game.  I spent quite a bit of time comparing videos of 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and pro players to understand how the game differed at each skill level.  Like most sports, there are many…

Pickleball Trips and Tours – The Ultimate Destination Clinics

If you’d like to combine a vacation with Pickleball fun and instruction, consider going on a Pickleball tour or trip.  You can go to exotic locations in Japan or travel to the beautiful beaches of Mexico.  If you want to enjoy a wine tour with your Pickleball then consider a trip to Essen, Düsseldorf, and…

The Best Pickleball Paddle For Spin We’ve Ever Used

I get asked all the time “what’s the best pickleball paddle for spin”. Some people gotta have that spin! I’ll admit spinning the ball is fun and can certainly be to a big advantage in a game. So I set out on a quest to find the best pickleball paddle for spin. I tried tons…

Best Pickleball Paddles – The Ultimate Guide

I get asked all the time, “what are the best pickleball paddles out there?” I first want to say that there is not one perfect paddle out there that will work 100% perfectly for everyone’s game. I know guys that have personally owned over 50 different paddles and switch to a new one every week…

Pickleball Nets – The Best Nets To Buy And Ones To Avoid

There is a lot of confusion and mis-information when it comes to regulation pickleball nets. I wrote this article to help clear some of this up and to also give you my thoughts on which is the best pickleball nets out there. I’m of course talking about portable pickleball nets. While a lot of the…

Best Pickleball Balls – The 3 Most Popular Balls Tested

If you would have asked me what are the best pickleball balls 2 years ago I would have looked at you with an odd expression. At that time there was really 1 ball that everyone used and even though it wasn’t very good we lived with it. Fast forward to today, we now have choices….

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