Badger Tales – Part One

American badgers are starting to become active now that the weather is warming up. They don’t hibernate, they just sleep more than usual when it’s cold in their burrows. When the temperature rises, the feisty critters live interesting lives in mid western states like Wisconsin. I would enjoy writing a story about the underground adventures of one of the furry fellows, but this time I will focus on a clean shaven variety of the species…The following article is a result … Continue reading

The Big O and The Big Circle

  Part of keeping going on the pb tournament trail is staying in good with the people that help with expenses. I have interviewed many talented players–Alex Hamner, Aspen Kern, Kyle Yates, Gigi LeMaster, Sarah Ansboury, Wes Gabrielsen and many others….Pickleballers like these are more than just skilled players. They have a quality that their fans, and thus sponsors love….charisma! Coming up is a story of a fellow that had some good tournament success last year and has the potential … Continue reading

Keeping It Real With Hilary

The player who I have profiled in this edition of the Court is someone who I met at the Canadian Nationals last summer. She and I have something in common! No,…not athletic ability….she and I are the same age:-)….We chatted for awhile and she agreed to be interviewed in my blog. I think my readers have enjoyed reading about the young stars that I have featured in previous posts, but, if you are like me, you will take a special … Continue reading

TOC Wrapping – Part Two

In the September 16th CC I talked with 4 incredibly pickleish ladies who excelled in their matches at this year’s Tournament of Champions…Now let’s here from the other side. Let’s drill down and hear what the some of the guys have to say about pickleball, the TOC and getting ready to do their best at major tourneys. First off we get the inside look at TOC pickleball from an insider….He is a resident of Brigham City so he knows the … Continue reading

Fun Girls Finish First

What will pickleball spectators see at this week’s Tournament of Champions that they don’t normally see at their home courts?….Well, it’s a different world at a major pb tournament, and it’s inhabitants are beings that put on a great show. Seeing the pros in person is a memorable experience, and watching the action is a lot cheaper than going to see the tennis event at Wimbledon or paying $100 for a nosebleed seat at a Canucks game. It’s probably the … Continue reading