The Deceptive Softness Of Joy

The Yin, the yang…balance and harmony…a medal for happiness. Perhaps that is the goal we should be striving for…. in life as well as in the game of pickleball. For me, I approached my guest’s story as looking at the strong ‘n gentle way this lady moves on and off the court. She’s a top ten competitor who keeps things in perspective. She’s properly serious…about having fun. This lady keeps her feet on the ground, even if she falls. This … Continue reading

Miscellaneous Picklellaneous Inc.

This edition is an odd assortment of snips, snails and pickleball tales. First up, I have some tournament videos for you to look at. I thought it would be interesting to see what it takes to win in each skill level. These matches are finals, so the players are at the top of their ranking bracket. I call this section: Desperately Seeking A Dink Festival 3.0 MX Palm Desert – At this level the rallies are short. Most points are … Continue reading

Learning To Run With Mike Bellis

June 2014 – The first time I met Mike Bellis was a few years ago at a pb tournament at Pearkes Rec Centre in Victoria. He is a tall and strong looking fellow. Mike has a presence. With his physique and short hair he reminded me of the actor Steven Seagal…but with a nice attitude. Mike Bellis was someone you noticed. I talked with him before he was due to go on the court. Mike was with a group of players … Continue reading

Special Edition – Mom’s Day With Steph And LeLe

Here is a pb trivia question for today….What Do Alex Hamner, Carley Rozpedski, Susan Moore, Jodi Elliott, Jennifer Dawson, Julie Welter Scott, and Dina Weinbach have in common? I’m sure most of you pickleballers recognize at least some of those names. Especially if you watch videos or go to major pb tournaments…You guessed it, they are all accomplished pickleball players. These ladies also have another similarity that is appropriate to talk about today….Right again…they are all moms, but there’s one … Continue reading

Getting A Piece Of The Island With Scott Moore

Rocky Mountain High….I recently called Scott Moore at his home in Colorado Springs. He had just returned from a trip to Naples, Florida. Scott enjoys travelling, especially when he gets to have fun with his pickleball friends. A lot of Scott Moore’s pals were congregating in the Sunshine State in late April for the Biggest Pickleball Show on Earth – The US Open. Some of the players were native Floridians, including the talented competitor and commentator Brian Staub. In one … Continue reading