November 17, 2019

News & Blogs



  • 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 the USA Pickleball Rules Committee and are simply waiting for the up/down vote by the USA Pickleball Board of Directors to become “official.” 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 rear view 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

  • Basketball Fundamentals and Pickleball
    by PickleballMAX on September 20, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    Whenever I’m on the court instructing a student for the first time, I will almost always ask that new student what – if any – sport(s) they have played previously. Afterall, most sports (including non-paddle sports) have technique and strategy nuggets that can also be transferred over and leveraged on the pickleball court. You see,

  • Cincinnati Pickleball – What a Week!
    by PickleballMAX on September 13, 2022 at 3:38 pm

    Cincinnati, you’ve been busy this week! For the last week – from September 4-11, 2022 – the epicenter of the pickleball universe has, inarguably, been the Queen City – Cincinnati, Ohio. Not Naples, Florida. Not Wichita, Kansas. Not even Austin, Texas, for that matter. In just the last week alone, the Greater Cincinnati area played

  • Pickleball Open Play Player Rotation – Who’s Up Next?
    by PickleballMAX on September 4, 2022 at 1:18 am

    If you’re like me, it may very well be one of the most aggravating things you encounter as a pickleball player. It’s your day off and you are super-stoked to practice your drives, drops and new serve. You arrive at the courts for open play only to find every single court filled and 20 people

  • Temperature Impact on Pickleball Bounce Height – Does it Matter?
    by PickleballMAX on August 19, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    As temperatures soar during the dog days of summer – or plummet as summer turns into fall – the question frequently arises as to which pickleball ball is best suited for each condition. If you’re a product of a colder weather climate, you know first-hand that some balls tend to play faster – and crack

  • Open your Club Face and Pickleball Paddle Face for Greater Consistency!
    by PickleballMAX on August 12, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    There are many similarities between golf and pickleball from a technique perspective. We previously discussed the importance of minimizing your backswing when dinking as if attempting a crucial 3-foot birdie putt on the 18th green. In this post, we once again go to the golf course and this time liken the need to open one’s

  • Minimize your Backswing when Dinking as if you were Hitting a Short, 3-Foot Putt for Birdie!
    by PickleballMAX on July 17, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    As a former weekend golfer (hacker), I have come to appreciate many principles and technique tips that can be transferred from the golf course to the pickleball court. So if you’re a golfer – even a miniature (putt putt) golfer – the following technique tip might just resonate with you! “You’re Taking Too Big of

  • Improve your Pickleball Topspin Roll with a Bicycle Wheel!
    by PickleballMAX on July 10, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    As one vaults up pickleball skill levels, it becomes more and more imperative to possess weaponry that can be called upon when needed. It’s no longer enough to simply dink and outlast your opponent. Being able to take a short return, for example, and put your opponents immediately on the defensive with a hard, well-placed

  • Shake and Bake – Pickleball’s Equivalent to Boxing’s Left Jab and Right Cross
    by PickleballMAX on May 23, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Shake and bake is a term – recently trendy – that simply describes a “one-two punch” in pickleball in which one player from the serving team drives the ball on the third shot (but sometimes drops it) while his/her partner “crashes” forward and to the middle ahead of the player striking the ball in hopes

  • Pickleball Court Dimensions: A Helpful Guide [Images]
    by Lin Reid on February 18, 2019 at 3:12 am

    Pickleball Court Dimensions Summary The dimensions of a standard pickleball court are 20 feet wide and 44 feet long (6.10m x 13.41m). The dimensions are ... Read more The post Pickleball Court Dimensions: A Helpful Guide [Images] appeared first on Pickleball Fix.

  • The Best Pickleball Players Going into 2019
    by Lin Reid on February 6, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    As pickleball continues to explode in popularity, we’re seeing tougher competition at the highest levels. So, who are the best pickleball players heading into 2019? ... Read more The post The Best Pickleball Players Going into 2019 appeared first on Pickleball Fix.

  • Return of Serve Strategy & Tips for Controlling the Point
    by Lin Reid on February 6, 2019 at 12:37 am

    The return of serve is an important moment during a point in pickleball. Learn to approach it with a strategic mindset and set yourself up to control the point. Goal of the return of serve in pickleball Before getting into some actual tactics for hitting your returns, it’s important to understand ... Read more The post Return of Serve Strategy […]

  • Third Shot Drop vs. Drive – Which is Better?
    by Lin Reid on February 5, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    The third shot is a crucial time during a point in pickleball. So, should you be hitting a drop or drive? Which is better? Here are some guidelines ... Read more The post Third Shot Drop vs. Drive – Which is Better? appeared first on Pickleball Fix.

  • How to Introduce the Kitchen Rules to New Players
    by Lin Reid on February 4, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    The rules surrounding the kitchen – or more formally, the non-volley zone – can be a source of confusion for newer players. With an emphasis ... Read more The post How to Introduce the Kitchen Rules to New Players appeared first on Pickleball Fix.

  • 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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