Pickleball Clinics

Pickleball Strategy: What You Need to Do to Win

If you’ve played or watched tennis doubles, then you know the key to the game is to control the net. Pickleball strategy is similar to tennis with the team controlling the net the one most likely to win the point.  In the case of Pickleball, however, controlling the net means controlling the area just behind…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…