Florida Pickleball Finds It’s Place In The Sun

Let the games begin!!….The US Open in Naples, Fl. is an Olympic sized pb tournament!!…Well, I exaggerate a bit, but it may be the event that brings our sport to the attention to millions of people who have never heard of this sport. CBS sports will be televising the Saturday finals sometime in May. Our little sport is becoming the ”next big thing”. *Here is the link to some info on the big show: www.usopenpickleballchampionship.com When you get to the … Continue reading

Victor, Victoria

The local heroes are back from their ”overseas” journey (well,… they did have to take a ferry ride). Here are the Victoria area medal winners from the Battle of the Paddle at Pinetree in Coquitlam….The Victoria players are listed in bold script. Lindy Arnold                                               gold medal          3.0 Ladies singles Beverly DeHaitre/Kerry Savory   … Continue reading

Inspiration, Perspiration, And Pickleball Parties

PB tournaments are unique in the sports world for being as much about social interactions with friends as they are about winning games. The following interviews and videos capture the atmosphere of fun and spirited competition from last weekend’s LeMaster-Davison Classic….A big tap of the paddle to Rich Geenen for producing all but one of the videos featured in this edition. This first video is from the Open Mens Doubles category. Dan Geenen is the player in the red t-shirt. … Continue reading

Anticipation And The LeMaster-Davison Classic – Part Two

You have to admire ”good old Yankee know how”. A good example of this is the ”can do” attitude of the pickleballers who live in the Surprise/Sun City area of Arizona. In my last edition you got to hear from Dee Davison, who is one of the founders of the LeMaster-Davison Classic. Later in this edition, I have an interview with player and pickleball entrepreneur Gigi LeMaster. First off though, I am pleased to present some input from a young … Continue reading

Anticipation And These Are The Good Old Days Of Pickleball

Our sport is young, vibrant, and not yet over commercialized. As a pb blogger it makes for an inspiring experience to hear the stories of the interesting characters that play (primarily) for the love of the game. I would like to share with you, in the next two editions, the story of a pickleball tournament–the history of it’s creation and input from some of the participants….Here is: The LeMaster-Davison Classic     Part One The first interview is with tournament … Continue reading