Recent research published in The Social Science Journal shows that playing pickleball plays an important role in a person's happiness. The short summary is that the sport of pickleball improves a person's feeling of authenticity, and feeling authentic increases a person's happiness. So...Play pickleball. Be happy!
Were you supposed to play in a pickleball tournament in the coming weeks? If so, your pickleball tournament was likely cancelled, suspended, or postponed in order to combat the global COVID-19 pandemic. If your pickleball tournament was cancelled, suspended, or postponed, you probably have questions like - Will my pickleball tournament be rescheduled? Will I get a refund? What if I was trying to qualify for the 2020 Margaritaville USA Pickleball Championships? USA Pickleball helps answer a few of these questions and more!
With the world staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, opportunities to play pickleball as usual have dried up. This has greatly affected our favorite pickleball pros, pickleball teachers, and pickleball businesses. With that said, our favorite pickleball pros, pickleball teachers, and pickleball businesses have showed up in other ways.
With the entire sporting world shut down to combat COVID-19, the pickleball world is taking over ESPN3! On Thursday, March 26th, 2020, at 12:00 pm (ET), It's Pickleball Mania World Championships, featuring a battle between Ben Johns, Kyle Yates, Adam Stone, and Dekel Bar, will take place exclusively on ESPN3. This is the ONLY live TV sporting event currently available to viewers on ESPN!
There are many nuances to the serve in the sport of Pickleball. These nuances include technique, strategy, and the rules of pickleball.
Rule 4.A of the 2020 Official Rulebook for USA Pickleball provides some of the basic rules of the serve in pickleball. Pickleball uses an underhand serve (unlike tennis, which has an overhand serve). The rules of pickleball require the serve to be hit below your belly button with, at the point of contact, (1) your paddle moving in an upward direction (whether you are hitting a forehand or backhand motion); (2) your paddle head in a downward position; and (3) your paddle head below your wrist.
The power of pickleball is on full display with Steve Rose and his trips to Nicaragua. Pickleball crosses borders and crosses cultures, and pickleball is a universal language that connects people who seemingly have nothing in common. Learn how Steve shares our great sport of pickleball with the world!