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Team Waters Takes Pickleball on Vacation in Costa Rica | Pickler Pickleball

Team Waters Takes Pickleball on Vacation in Costa Rica

Since returning to professional pickleball this year, after taking a long COVID hiatus, Leigh and Anna Leigh Waters have been traveling the country for pickleball tournaments. But, one thing that that they have not done in a really long time is take a family vacation... until now. Learn about Team Waters' trip to Costa Rica from Leigh herself, which included as much, or more, pickleball than at home in Florida, monkey spectators, family bonding, surfing, and a lot of new friends made on the Costa Rican pickleball courts, which reminded them how much fun the great sport of pickleball really is. 

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Lessons from the Pickleball Court: Encourage the Kids to Play | Pickler Pickleball

Lessons from the Pickleball Court: Encourage the Kids to Play

Pickleball is great for kids. Kids are great for pickleball. Learn why pickleball is not just your grandparents' game anymore and why kids should be on the court playing pickleball!

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Why the Middle May Be the Best Pickleball Strategy | Pickler Pickleball

Why the Middle May Be the Best Pickleball Strategy

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Down the middle solves the riddle.” We have all heard this idiom before on the pickleball court. There is a strategy in pickleball to hit shots “down the middle” in doubles pickleball. What is this middle strategy? Why is the middle strategy effective in doubles pickleball? How can you execute the middle strategy? Learn the answers to these questions and whether the middle is the best pickleball strategy.

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Should You Try a Two-Handed Backhand in Pickleball & 9 Keys to Success If You Do | Pickler Pickleball

Should You Try a Two-Handed Backhand in Pickleball & 9 Keys to Success If You Do

The two-handed backhand is more popular than ever on the pickleball courts. With that said, does the rise of the two-handed backhand in pickleball mean the death of the one-handed backhand? Should you be using a two-handed backhand shot, rather than a one-handed backhand shot, on the pickleball courts? Click here to learn more about the two-handed backhand - including its advantages, disadvantages, and how to execute it - and why you should consider whether the two-handed backhand is right for you.

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Pickleball Drills to Up Your Skills: DIY Volley, Dink & Wall Drills | Pickler Pickleball

Pickleball Drills to Up Your Skills: DIY Volley, Dink & Wall Drills

At times, you may find yourself wanting to improve your pickleball skills with some pickleball-specific drills. Most of the time, you likely can find someone to drill or play with by visiting your local pickleball courts—pickleball players are more abundant than ever, as the game as grown about 21% over last year. But, for those rare times when you are on your own, with no other pickleball player in sight (and, assuming that you do not have a ball machine, which can be a bit of an investment), there are some pickleball drills that you can do on your own with a wall. This pickleball blog will break down some pickleball drills that you can do alone to up your skills, including pickleball wall drills for dinks, volleys, drives and overheads, as well as drills to improve your hand and paddle speed.

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Simone Jardim’s Emotion-Driven Mission to Grow Pickleball | Pickler Pickleball

Simone Jardim’s Emotion-Driven Mission to Grow Pickleball

Simone Jardim's on-court accolades speak for themselves, which include multiple golds at just about every pickleball tournament you can think of. However, Simone is also busy promoting the sport of pickleball behind the scenes—from teaching, to advocating for players (including equal pay for pro women players and pro men players), to a new endeavor… the Simone Jardim Foundation. Learn more about what Simone is doing to promote the growth of the sport and what inspires her to do it.

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7 Strategies on How to Defeat a Banger in Pickleball

7 Strategies on How to Defeat a Banger in Pickleball

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The sport of pickleball is changing. It is becoming faster and there are more drives than ever on the pickleball court. If you don't already know, a "banger" in pickleball is a player that likes to consistently drive the pickleball. A banger likes to play with pace and power and, typically, does not like to engage in the soft game. In light of the “rise of the banger” on the pickleball court, it is important to understand how to diffuse and defeat the banger, especially if you are a player that prefers the soft game. Learn 7 strategies on how to defeat a banger in pickleball now!

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Pro Pickleball Player's Success After Focusing on Mental Health & the Mental Game | Pickler Pickleball

Pro Pickleball Player's Success After Focusing on Mental Health & the Mental Game

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Mental health has been in the headlines in the sports world lately, including the world of tennis with Naomi Osaka’s absence from two of the majors. Mental health and the mental side of pickleball has also been a recent topic of conversation, as Lea Jansen has been the first pro pickleball player to really be outspoken about it in connection with her series of consecutive women’s singles wins on the pro pickleball tour. Learn what Jansen is doing to have success on the pro tour, why, and what her thoughts are on it.

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What Is "No Man's Land" in Pickleball & 6 Tips to Be Better There

“No Man’s Land”—also called the Transition Area—is the area of the pickleball court in between the Non-Volley Zone and the baseline. This area is aptly named “No Man’s Land” because it is generally a place that pickleball players try to avoid, as it is difficult to win points by playing in this area of the pickleball court. Although “No Man’s Land” is a place to avoid, oftentimes, the player or team that is better in transition will be the deciding factor between a win and a loss. Learn more about "No Man's Land", as well as 6 tips to dominate the Transition Area now!

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Lessons from the Pickleball Court: Never Judge a Pickleball Book by Its Cover | Pickler Pickleball

Lessons from the Pickleball Court: Never Judge a Pickleball Book by Its Cover

A common experience for new pickleball players is to judge opponents that may look older or less athletic than them. However, these pickleball newbies quickly learn better, as all too often the older, less-athletic-looking players come out victorious. This common experience as a first-time pickleball player reminds us of a classic pickleball lesson and life lesson—never judge a “pickleball book” by its cover. Learn more now!

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Best Outdoor Pickleballs & Indoor Pickleballs to Play With | Pickler Pickleball

Best Outdoor Pickleballs & Indoor Pickleballs to Play With

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There are 67 types of pickleballs that are approved by USA Pickleball. This number is constantly growing, which makes it difficult to find the best pickleball for you. To help determine which pickleball is best for you, check out this blog now!

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How Pickleball Helps Parkinson's Sufferers | Pickler Pickleball

How Pickleball Helps Parkinson's Sufferers

Whether you have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and want to keep active, or whether you loved Back to the Future and Teen Wolf and would like to support Michael J Fox’s foundation, pickleball could be the sport for you. Learn why now!

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