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Research Proves Pickleball Makes You Happy! | Pickler Pickleball

Research Proves Pickleball Makes You Happy!

April 02, 2020

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!

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Pickleball Rules to Know - The Start of the Serve | Pickler Pickleball

Pickleball Rules to Know - The Start of the Serve

April 01, 2020

When does the serve start in pickleball? Is it when a player bounces the pickleball? Is it when a player tosses the pickleball into the air? Is it when the player strikes the pickleball with his or her paddle?

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My Pickleball Tournament Was Cancelled. Now What? | Pickler Pickleball

My Pickleball Tournament Was Cancelled. Now What?

March 28, 2020

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!

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To Pickle, or NOT to Pickle, that Is the Question | Pickler Pickleball

To Pickle, or NOT to Pickle, that Is the Question

March 28, 2020

With decisions being made on all organized competitive pickleball events, and with over half of the United States on stay-at-home mandates, pickleball players have had to grapple with the decision of whether to cease all recreational pickleball activities (maybe with the exception of pickleball in the house, or only with others that he or she is quarantined in the house with). In other words, is it safe to play recreational pickleball?

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Pickleball Pros Get Social During Pandemic | Pickler Pickleball

Pickleball Pros Get Social During Pandemic

March 27, 2020 2 Comments

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.

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Will There Be a Rise in Depression Amongst Pickleball Players? | Pickler Pickleball

Will There Be a Rise in Depression Amongst Pickleball Players?

March 26, 2020

Recent research shows that playing pickleball decreases the rate of depression in older adults. With that in mind, what will the impact of the coronavirus pandemic have on the mental health of our pickleball community? The absence of pickleball could have a real effect on the pickleball population's mental health.

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Live Pickleball on ESPN: Sport Continues in the Face of COVID-19 with It's Pickleball Mania World Championships | Pickler Pickleball

Live Pickleball on ESPN: Sport Continues in the Face of COVID-19 with It's Pickleball Mania World Championships

March 25, 2020 1 Comment

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!

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Pickleball Rules to Know - The Basic Rules of the Serve | Pickler Pickleball

Pickleball Rules to Know - The Basic Rules of the Serve

March 24, 2020 2 Comments

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. 

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Pickleball Rules to Know - Commercially Made Pickleball Paddles Only | Pickler Pickleball

Pickleball Rules to Know - Commercially Made Pickleball Paddles Only

March 20, 2020

Do you know anyone that plays with, or otherwise has made, a homemade pickleball paddle? If so, the homemade pickleball paddle probably violates the rules of the sport of pickleball.

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Pickleball Capital of the World Closes | Pickler Pickleball

Pickleball Capital of the World Closes

March 18, 2020

Collier County in the State of Florida is widely regarded as the pickleball capital of the world due to the 64-court epicenter for pickleball at East Naples Community Park. In response to the Coronavirus threat sweeping across the globe, Collier County Parks and Recreation closed all recreational facilities, including all pickleball courts, as of St. Patrick's Day.

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Pickleball Is a Universal Language – Steve Rose’s Story | Pickler Pickleball

Pickleball Is a Universal Language – Steve Rose’s Story

March 16, 2020 1 Comment

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!

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Will the Coronavirus Affect Your Pickleball Play? | Pickler Pickleball

Will the Coronavirus Affect Your Pickleball Play?

March 12, 2020 1 Comment

The best way to prevent the Coronavirus from affecting your pickleball play is to be prudent, proactive, and vigilant. Learn how to do your part to prevent the Coronavirus from impacting our pickleball community!

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