Forehand in the Middle – and Other Dangerous “Pickleball Aphorisms”

Aphorism -/ˈafəˌrizəm/ a pithy observation that contains a general truth, such as, “if it ain't broke, don't fix it.”. Alright, dangerous may be a bit much. But there are several statements offered by well-meaning players at the local courts that ...
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2022 Pickleball Rules- The Drop Serve

The 2022 revisions to the USA Pickleball Rules (technically the IFP Official Rulebook) have been announced. The "provisional" qualifier was dropped (is there a pun there) from the Drop Serve rules. What this means is that the Drop Serve is ...
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Do you plan where to hit the pickleball or are you more reactionary?

Intentionality is a big concept. It covers a lot of ground. CJ and I use intentionality as a guiding principle in everything we do at WeArePickleball. From videos to camps to a phone conversation with a member. A great deal ...
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Take the Guesswork Out of Your Pickleball Shoes

Your paddle is important, sure. But what about the gear that gets you to where you need to be to swing the paddle? Yep, your shoes. Playing in the right pickleball shoes is arguably even more critical than the paddle ...
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See Better – Play Better Pickleball

Are you looking to improve as a pickleball player? To have more confidence as balls come whizzing at you on the court? If you are reading this, I would venture the answer as “yes.” You can do several things to ...
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How to Get the Most from Open Play Pickleball

Most pickleball players play some form of open play – from anyone can come to semi-private groups. In this article, we share some tips to take advantage of the open play pickleball near you and things that you can do ...
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Pickleball Serve Rules-Should This Serve Be Legal?

Making the Case The chainsaw serve has received plenty of attention of late. Ever since Pro Player Zane Navratil began using it successfully, many players have, rightly, asked whether the chainsaw serve is something they should add to their game. ...
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How to Pick the Pickleball Camp That’s Right for You

We get this question all the time: "Will going to pickleball camp help my game?" The answer, as is often the case in real life, is "It depends." Here are some of the questions you should ask and some considerations ...
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Is a Women’s Pickleball Camp Right for You?

Have you thought about attending a pickleball camp just for Women? Maybe you're new to the game and know that it's better to learn pickleball correctly from the beginning rather than unlearn bad habits. Perhaps you're thirsty to improve and ...
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Make Pickleball Fun Again

Are you finding that pickleball has become less fun for you than it once was? I have experienced this in my journey and recently have heard from many players that their relationship with the game has diminished. For example, a ...
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Play Pickleball on a Tennis Court

You want to play pickleball. But there are no pickleball courts available. No problem; as long as there’s a tennis court nearby you can play pickleball.  Just a basic tennis court – nothing else.  And based on our travels around the ...
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In the Pickleball Kitchen with Kelly and Ryan

 Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest recently hosted brothers Ben and Colin Johns on their Live morning show. They got a few quick pointers along with an ominous warning from Ben to "stay out of the kitchen" before they took ...
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Play Pickleball? No…Thank…You

It took me almost 52 years to figure out how to properly use this simple three-word phrase, no thank you, to exercise my agency. I had been playing in a group. There were a few other players drilling and some ...
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