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I recently reached out to a few certified instructors to find out their number one tip for beginners.  While many of them to give tips on pickleball mechanics, a few were philosophical.  For example, Steve Paranto from Hillsboro, Oregon said his number one tip is less is more.  Keep the strokes as short and simple...
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I remember the first time I went to watch Pickleball.  I wanted to check out the game but did not have a paddle.  The group was friendly so they invited me to play and Cindy loaned me her paddle.  It was a Onix Z5.  I felt comfortable right away with it as it had a...
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With almost 3 million players in the US alone, Pickleball is steadily gaining popularity and is currently the fastest growing sport in the USA. Today, there are more than 3000 Pickleball courts scattered across the US with tournaments and championships happening on the regular. The game is also spreading across the world with countries across...
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Ever wondered what tennis, badminton, and table tennis would like if they were morphed into one game? Well, that’s what Pickleball is, and it’s the fastest growing sport in the US today, with more than 3 million players and 5000 courts across the country! Back in 1976, the first Pickleball tournament was held in Tukwila,...
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Racquet sports have been in vogue for decades now, with games like badminton, table tennis, and tennis enjoying widespread recognition, huge fan followings, and entire resorts and video games dedicated to them. Today, however, some of the less mainstream racquet sports have been picking up the pace, and you can find athletes training to win...
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With Pickleball on hiatus in most places due to the Coronavirus, I thought I would reach out to Pickleball instructors and ask them to give their #1 tip on what it takes to move up to the 4.0 level. I asked this question to IPTPA Level 2 Certified Pickleball Teaching Professionals. These are players who...
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If you’ve played Pickleball for any length of time, then you’ve heard of the third shot drop. This is the key shot for the serving team to be able to move up near the non-volley zone. The normal progression is to hit a serve, then your opponent returns the ball, and then the serving team...
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Have you ever wondered why some people who are brand new to Pickleball are better than others who have played for years? Most likely they have played some other racket sport or at least some other sport using a ball such as soccer, basketball, hockey or football. So, what is the advantage of having played...
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Warning:  You may not want to read this if you don’t like stories and don’t want to hear what I learned while travelling and playing Pickleball the last few weeks. I spent the last few weeks travelling around the country trying to stay out of the cold in the Northeast. As part of my ventures,...
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