Product Reviews

As Pickleball players we have hundreds of Pickleball paddles to choose from.  More come on the market each month so it’s hard to know which one too choose.  Since I’m in the market for a new paddle, I did an exhaustive review of Pickleball paddles to understand which ones consistently have great reviews across the...
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Companies like Selkirk, Paddletek, and Prolite have designed and pioneered countless innovations in the game and continue to do so today! But there’s one paddle manufacturer that’s brought something completely new to the game and revolutionized the way paddles are made.  Engage Pickleball paddles are the result of the manufacturer being the ‘crazy scientist’ of...
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It’s Memorial Day weekend so the weather is perfect for Pickleball. With that being said, I realized I needed a new hat since this will be the first time I play Pickleball exclusively outdoors over the next few months.  After checking my closet, I found a few old Nike ball caps I used a few...
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Tennis elbow is something I never thought I would experience.  I played racquetball for 10+ years and never had elbow problems.  However, a few years ago I noticed my elbow hurting while sitting at my desk.  Seriously?  I was getting tennis elbow from using my computer mouse?  I might have thought my elbow problem was...
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When I first started playing Pickleball, I’d just grab my paddle and go to the courts.  Balls were supplied by the facilities and the nets were already set up.  I didn’t really need a bag.  However, as I purchased shoes for playing indoor and outdoor, I needed to make sure I had the right shoes...
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One of the many great things about Pickleball is you don’t need a lot of expensive equipment to get started.  In fact, you can purchase a Pickleball paddle set with two paddles and balls for under $80.  If your have local courts you don’t even need a net.  If you don’t have courts nearby, I...
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Portable pickleball nets are great because they can be used indoors, outdoors and even on your driveway or backyard. I purchased a practice Pickleball net for $50 when I first started playing Pickleball to use in the garage and backyard. Honestly, I have not used the net in a year or more but I pulled...
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When I first started out to write this updated post, I decided to focus on Pickleball paddles used by pros. I figured the best players are using the best Pickleball paddles. However, I quickly learned the paddles favored by the pros may not be the favorite of most other Pickleball players. I compiled a list...
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Technology changes all the time and Pickleball paddles are no different.  The original Pickleball paddles were made of wood.  While wood paddles are still manufactured, most paddles today are made of materials which make the paddle lighter and have more power.  Knowing that paddle manufacturers are looking to improve their paddles, let’s take a look...
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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)...
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