Pickleball rope trick

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...
New Pickleball terminology –  the Flick

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...
Shoes for Pickleball

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,...
In the parking lot

In the parking lot

In the parking lot, in the car, watching and waiting for Johan after the band concert The kids spilled out over the practice soccer field Steam blowing off the engines after Too much time squirming still I can’t take him home yet since This is a lot more fun than the...
Tennis Diary July 11

Tennis Diary July 11

Huggins in Wisconsin (Grateful Dead concert), Petit taking a day off, so no backup. Hit serves and recorded on iPhone, securing phone to tennis basket with a bungee cord Working on: loose wrist, “cobra” hand preparation (serving hand raises up but racket trails the...