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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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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