November 17, 2019

News & Blogs



  • Review of the DUPR Waterfall
    by PickleballMAX on January 26, 2023 at 6:33 pm

    The DUPR Waterfall is billed as a “new and innovative format – a revolutionary, amateur-only event like none other.” Needless to say, expectations were high – from both a player (participant) perspective and a tournament director (facilitator) perspective. The following review is for a DUPR Waterfall held in Cincinnati, OH in January, 2023. What is

  • 3 Strategic Times to Call Timeout in Pickleball
    by PickleballMAX on January 18, 2023 at 5:23 pm

    “You can’t take them [time-outs] home with you.” Most pickleball tournament players understand this principle – yet, in the heat of battle – even the most experienced players tend to forget to take advantage of the 60-second opportunity to hit pause. Types of Timeouts When Playing Pickleball There are several instances in a pickleball match

  • 7 Simple Fixes to Get Rid of the Pickleball Serve Yips
    by PickleballMAX on January 11, 2023 at 3:05 pm

    It’s inexplicable. After all, it’s a huge area – 15 feet from the opponent’s non-volley line to their baseline and 10 feet from the center line to the sideline. That’s 150 square feet of pickleball space in which to hit a serve. And yet, for whatever reason, serving the ball into this large swath of

  • Top 10 Pickleball Year in Review 2022
    by PickleballMAX on January 10, 2023 at 5:02 pm

    After an exhilarating 12 months, it’s finally in the rearview mirror. So much happened during 2022 on the pickleball courts that impacted both amateurs and professionals. Here is just a sampling of the year in review. 1.  An Unlikely PPA/MLP Partnership In 2022, PPA-contracted players were prohibited from playing MLP events. This was a huge

  • PPA Pickleball and APP Tour – Differences and Similarities in 2023
    by Teresa Jungling on January 5, 2023 at 5:52 pm

    The Professional Pickleball Association (PPA) and the Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP) are dueling (competing) professional pickleball tournament tours with ever-increasing prize purses and one upsmanship. Launched in 2020, both tours have ushered in, unquestionably, the most exciting era that the sport of pickleball has ever seen! However, there are fairly […]

  • Major League Pickleball is Taking the World by Storm in 2023
    by Teresa Jungling on December 23, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    Pickleball is experiencing major growth and taking the world by storm! However, with such rapid growth has come growing pains and drama. In early 2020, two professional pickleball tournament tours were launched (PPA and APP). These two tours offer “traditional” tournament events – including singles and doubles. The tours travel across the United States providing

  • Introducing Pickleball User
    by Teresa Jungling on October 25, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    We are excited to announce that we’ve launched a second website –! We have had the idea for over a year, but building a website of this magnitude from scratch took time.  So we are absolutely stoked to be able to finally bring the site to you!     Reviews Generated by You! As

  • Pickleball Line Calls Hand Signals
    by PickleballMAX on October 20, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    As pickleball aficionados, we may laugh and/or snicker at those who erroneously refer to the pickleball paddle as a racket [gasp] or who think foot fault calls are made by the umpire and not the referee.  We will likely roll our eyes at those who have no idea what stacking, ATP’s or Ernes are. However,

  • Pickleball Rule Changes for 2023
    by PickleballMAX on September 27, 2022 at 3:12 pm

    Every year there are rule changes in the sport of pickleball.  And 2023 is no different.  The following rule changes for 2023 have been approved by both the USA Pickleball Rules Committee and the USA Pickleball Board of Directors and are slated to become “official” on January 1, 2023. Afterall, many argued that the serve

  • Pickleball Tournament Calendar 2023
    by PickleballMAX on September 21, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    The 2023 pickleball tournament calendar is beginning to come into sharper focus. With the shortened season from just a few short years ago in the rearview mirror, 2023, looks to be another exciting year for both pickleball professionals and amateurs. While we, obviously, cannot include every tournament below, here are the primary tournament events to

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  • Wilson Tour Pro Pickleball Paddle Review & Buyer’s Guide [2022]
    by Jack Roberts on April 18, 2022 at 6:12 am

    The Wilson Tour Pro Pickleball paddle is a popular choice for pickleball enthusiasts. It has an attractive appearance and a variety of specifications to suit different playing styles. It is made in the United States by Wilson Sporting Goods Co, a manufacturer well known for its sports equipment, so it’s no surprise that the Tour The post Wilson Tour Pro Pickleball […]

  • Selkirk’s Neo Pickleball Paddle Review & Buyer’s Guide [2022]
    by Jack Roberts on October 26, 2021 at 4:47 am

    Selkirk’s SLK Neo pickleball paddle is a great choice for those who want an excellent grip and lightweight construction. With the Graphite Face, sx3 honeycomb core and ultra cushion grip, Selkirk has created a product that will not only last for years but also allows you to play your best game. This pickleball paddle is The post Selkirk’s Neo Pickleball Paddle […]

  • Best Portable Net Systems for Pickleball, Review & Buyer’s Guide [2022]
    by Jack Roberts on October 15, 2021 at 4:24 am

    The portable pickle ball Net System is the perfect way to take your game wherever you go. It sets up quickly and easily, so all you have do is start playing! You can find these nets in various colors or sizes- there’s no shortage of options available for what fits best with their needs. This The post Best Portable Net Systems for Pickleball, Review & Buyer’s […]

  • Niupipo Pickleball Paddle Review & Buyer’s Guide [2022]
    by Jack Roberts on October 5, 2021 at 3:51 am

    Niupipo pickleball paddles are the finest  USA Approved paddles which takes you on an adventure of delight and excitement. The finest level of technology has been used in the making of this Niupipo pickleball paddle. It’s critical to stand out in a crowded pickleball paddle market. When you take a look around and assess the The post Niupipo Pickleball Paddle Review […]

  • Pickleball paddles – The complete buyer’s guide
    by Jack Roberts on September 20, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    Pickleball is a popular sport that was invented in 1965. Today, it’s played by people of all ages and skill levels. A game can be hosted with two players on each side or five players on each team (4 paddlers and 1 striker). Pickleball paddles are crucial equipment for the game; they determine how you The post Pickleball paddles – The complete buyer’s guide appeared […]

  • What is Para Pickleball? A Comprehensive Guide to the Sport
    by Jack Roberts on May 12, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    If you are interested in what Para Pickleball is, it is an international sport that was specifically designed for people who are physically disabled and have mobility impairments. This game, even though is really similar to the regular pickleball – has some modifications. This game has two court levels – one with an elevated net, The post What is Para Pickleball? A […]

  • Common Pickleball Injuries and Prevention: Prevent Them, Heal Quicker
    by Jack Roberts on April 30, 2021 at 11:41 pm

     Pickleball has gained popularity as of late. And with any sport no matter if it is popular or not, comes the risk of getting an injury. Now, it doesn’t matter if you are new to the sport or a seasoned player, it’s likely you have sustained at least one injury in the process. But, do The post Common Pickleball Injuries and Prevention: Prevent Them, Heal Quicker […]

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