Introducing DEEP DINKER

You may have noticed DD’s rather serious countenance. He has a good philosophy of life that follows through to his pickle ball game. His motto is: “If you want to be ‘cool’, first you have to be ‘hot’ (work hard). He comes out with stuff like that all the time! He’s quite a profound guy really! There’s only one problem with hanging out with him. Ole’ stone face is stubborn. “Hey man,” I tell him. “Get in the other room, I’ve got company coming over.” The … Continue reading

Exponential Growth

I apologize, in advance, for the dry academic nature of the next essay. However, I believe the subject is worth pursuing, and I am confident that my readers will cope with the mathematical reasoning and analysis involved in the following treatise. EXPONENTIAL GROWTH AND THE FUTURE OF PICKLEBALL Anyone who has played our sport for awhile is sure to have noticed something – pickleball is growing in popularity at a huge rate. As a matter of fact, I have calculated … Continue reading


SOFT BALLS, AND THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE I participated, with other players, in a pickleball demonstration at the ‘OAK BAY TENNIS CLUB’ on Saturday. We used a new type of ball. I’m not sure how many of you have tried the ‘keep the neighbors happy’ pickleball. It’s foam on the inside, and some sort of rubber material on the outside. It has no holes, and is slightly smaller than an outdoor pickleball. In play it’s very quiet. Which is kind … Continue reading