A Beginner’s Guide to Pickleball Tournaments

A year ago I hadn’t even heard of Pickleball, let alone considered myself a tournament player. Now here I was in 95º heat and 75% humidity in the Lake Odessa Tournament, overcome with exhaustion yet gleaming in anticipation for the next point. “9-9? I am going to win this!”  This optimistic visualization in competitive athletes does […]

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Paddle Battle Tournament 2018

Memorial Day weekend was quite a whirlwind of activity at the Paddle Battle Tournament in Michigan City, Indiana. Our good friend, Jeff Cederna was the tournament director for the Northwest Athletic Club’s first annual Pickleball tournament. The Jagers got a first-hand look at just how a tournament is run from competing in events as players […]

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Michiana Pickleball January Mixer

The Michiana Pickleball Association held a club mixer this weekend at ICE Athletic Center in Mishawaka, Indiana. Pickleball members were invited to bring a potluck dish and their paddles for a few hours of open play on a Saturday night. Included in the annual membership fee of only $12.00, the mixers are available to club […]

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Pickleball Tournament: Southwest Michigan Humane Society

Pickleball has been an exciting journey for us over the last six months. We have entered into a new sport, continually meet new players, and strive to better our game. I have enjoyed playing at the competitive level in four local tournaments over the past few months with different teammates. Preparing for a tournament can […]

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Pickleball, anyone?

Imagine a shortened tennis court played with what seems to be a wiffle ball and ping pong paddles and you have invented a new sport, Pickleball. While Derek was working in Naples, Florida, he saw people playing Pickleball everywhere. Naples happens to be one of the most popular places to play Pickleball and hosts the annual […]

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