Last week, I was fortunate enough to participate in four events at the 2019 US Open Pickleball Championships in Naples, Florida, and walked away with a gold medal in the Women’s Doubles 5.0 19+ event with my partner, Anna Leigh Waters, and a bronze medal in the Mixed Doubles 4.5 19+ event with my partner, Seth Muse (also, big shoutouts to my talented partner, Rachel Oxenden, in the Women's Age 30+ event and my talented partner, Jeronimo Simonovis-Armas, in the Mixed Age 25+ event). From playing in these four events—with some wins and some losses—and from enjoying some time at the US Open as a spectator and pickleball fan, I learned some valuable lessons that I hope will improve my pickleball game and make me stronger the next time that I step on to the pickleball courts. So, here are my takeaways from the 2019 US Open Pickleball Championships:
Did you attend the 2019 US Open Pickleball Championships? What was your main takeaway or learning from the tournament? Share your experience with us in the comments below!