Pickleball rope trick
Apr08

Pickleball rope trick

This video shows sort of low-tech means or hack for gathering a bunch of pickleballs together for easy pickup. Some tips: You’ll need a fairly thick rope, but not too thick or it won’t lie down flat easily. I use a 3/4 incher here You need to move the rope smoothly and slowly or the balls will start jumping the rope If you keep the ball spaced out rather than bunched up until the last minute they will not jump the rope as...

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New Pickleball terminology –  the Flick
Mar17

New Pickleball terminology – the Flick

Every sport has it’s terminology, and pickleball is right there with a bunch of terms, punch volley, dink, third shot drop, etc. You may think that our PB predecessors have it all covered term-wise, but the fact is that there is still a little wiggle room to name things here and there. Pickleball is perhaps especially vulnerable to new coinages since the origin of the name of the game itself was a bit frivolous, and in many...

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Shoes for Pickleball
Mar16

Shoes for Pickleball

I’ve had a few people ask me about shoes for pickleball. The main thing to consider is that you should get tennis shoes or what are sometimes called cross-trainers. Scheel’s in Iowa City has a few, but there are many online, e.g- at Amazon Adidas, Nike, New Balance, Wilson, all good Here’s  list of pricy ones: https://www.si.com/edge/best-mens-tennis-shoes I have the Adidas Barricades. They come in many colors, not...

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Solitaire Pickleball drill number 1
Feb22

Solitaire Pickleball drill number 1

I sent out an all-points bulletin this AM hoping for a game. The fact that I announced it 5 minutes before the start time could be a factor in why when I got to the court I was completely alone. More notice next time. Even so, after a five minute lesson in how not to move a pickleball net, since the middle base fell off, came apart, got tangled with the net, and then pulling the whole thing from the end pulled the pipes apart, I...

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