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Good lob technique demonstrated by this pickleball going over a man's head on the court

How to Lob in Pickleball: Technique, Strategies, and Defending

A complete guide to lobs in pickleball, including the strategy of when to use them and how to defend against them.

How to Lob in Pickleball: Technique, Strategies, and Defending

A complete guide to lobs in pickleball, including the strategy of when to use them and how to defend against them.

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Rafa Hewett, a left-handed pickleball player, covers the middle during a pro pickleball point.

A Left Handed Pickleball Strategy for Covering the Middle

In your left handed pickleball strategy, don't be afraid to let the lefty cover some balls in the middle. Doing so brings many advantages.

A Left Handed Pickleball Strategy for Covering the Middle

In your left handed pickleball strategy, don't be afraid to let the lefty cover some balls in the middle. Doing so brings many advantages.

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Buying a Spin Pickleball Paddle: What to Look For and Examples

Buying a Spin Pickleball Paddle: What to Look For and Examples

What is a spin pickleball paddle, and should I buy one? Our guide to getting the best spin paddles.

Buying a Spin Pickleball Paddle: What to Look For and Examples

What is a spin pickleball paddle, and should I buy one? Our guide to getting the best spin paddles.

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From left: Allyce Jones, Dekel Bar, Jack Sock, Tyra Black, Jack Munro, and Anna Leigh Waters

Pro Pickleball Players We Want to See Play Together

We may never know how well these pretend pro pickleball doubles teams could play together, but we hope to have the chance to see them...

Pro Pickleball Players We Want to See Play Together

We may never know how well these pretend pro pickleball doubles teams could play together, but we hope to have the chance to see them...

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James Ignatowich demonstrating a volley dink

Take Control of the Kitchen with the Volley Dink

Top 5 pro James Ignatowich here. The average player at my clinics hits their dinks too hard. It’s often tough for me to critique, especially because...

Take Control of the Kitchen with the Volley Dink

Top 5 pro James Ignatowich here. The average player at my clinics hits their dinks too hard. It’s often tough for me to critique, especially because...

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OluKai's pickleball shoe resting on a court with pickleballs and a paddle

OluKai Created Island Footwear for Everywhere. Now, They Unveil a Pickleball Shoe

Comfortable and functional, OluKai’s pickleball shoes are designed by players, for players.

OluKai Created Island Footwear for Everywhere. Now, They Unveil a Pickleball Shoe

Comfortable and functional, OluKai’s pickleball shoes are designed by players, for players.

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Rodney Grubbs of Pickleball Rocks

Details Emerge in Pickleball's Biggest Financial Scandal

Usually, we see pickleball land in The Wall Street Journal or some other large publication and think, "oh, great, another one-sided story about noise" or...

Details Emerge in Pickleball's Biggest Financial Scandal

Usually, we see pickleball land in The Wall Street Journal or some other large publication and think, "oh, great, another one-sided story about noise" or...

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Thinking of Playing in a Pickleball Tournament? Take This Piece Of Advice to Heart

Thinking of Playing in a Pickleball Tournament? Take This Piece Of Advice to Heart

Becoming a threat on both sides, out of air AND off the bounce, is a critical part of making it into (and through) pickleball tournaments.

Thinking of Playing in a Pickleball Tournament? Take This Piece Of Advice to Heart

Becoming a threat on both sides, out of air AND off the bounce, is a critical part of making it into (and through) pickleball tournaments.

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Andrei Daescu and his paddle during a pro pickleball match.

Pickleball Pro Responds to $50K Fine, Suspension

Andrei Daescu was fined and suspended temporarily from play for his paddle failing more than one legality test at a recent pro pickleball event.

Pickleball Pro Responds to $50K Fine, Suspension

Andrei Daescu was fined and suspended temporarily from play for his paddle failing more than one legality test at a recent pro pickleball event.

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Image of a pickleball player's balanced legs as they approach a hit.

Pickleball Positioning Strategy Basics

Where do we begin with our pickleball positioning strategy to maximize options for each shot? James Ignatowich provides some basics.

Pickleball Positioning Strategy Basics

Where do we begin with our pickleball positioning strategy to maximize options for each shot? James Ignatowich provides some basics.

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This Year's Pickleball Crime Spree Sadly Isn't Over

This Year's Pickleball Crime Spree Sadly Isn't Over

Pickleball is the target of a series of crimes around the country, according to multiple reports since February.

This Year's Pickleball Crime Spree Sadly Isn't Over

Pickleball is the target of a series of crimes around the country, according to multiple reports since February.

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Pickleball paddles can be reused or recycled. Paddles stacked with recycling logo on top.

What To Do With Your Old or Broken Pickleball Paddle

The extent to which you can re-use your old pickleball paddles is only limited by your creativity. Here are some great ways pickleball fans can...

What To Do With Your Old or Broken Pickleball Paddle

The extent to which you can re-use your old pickleball paddles is only limited by your creativity. Here are some great ways pickleball fans can...

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Cincinnati Open unveils plans for $260M upgrade, including pickleball courts.

Cincinnati Open Invests $260 Million in Improvements, Including Pickleball Courts

The Cincinnati Open will look a lot different in 2025, growing its entire venue significantly and adding some pickleball courts to boot.

Cincinnati Open Invests $260 Million in Improvements, Including Pickleball Courts

The Cincinnati Open will look a lot different in 2025, growing its entire venue significantly and adding some pickleball courts to boot.

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City Pickle pickleball courts in NYC

These U.S. Cities Have the Most Pickleball Courts Per Capita

Trust for Public Land research reveals the top pickleball cities in terms of courts per capita.

These U.S. Cities Have the Most Pickleball Courts Per Capita

Trust for Public Land research reveals the top pickleball cities in terms of courts per capita.

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An image taken at a previous French Open of a tennis player about to serve.

French Open to Debut Pickleball at This Year's Event

The 2024 French Open kicks off later this month, and the major tennis event will feature pickleball on some of the courts.

French Open to Debut Pickleball at This Year's Event

The 2024 French Open kicks off later this month, and the major tennis event will feature pickleball on some of the courts.

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When Should I Speed Up in Pickleball? Answer These Questions First

When Should I Speed Up in Pickleball? Answer These Questions First

When to speed up in pickleball is a question whose answer requires answers to other questions. But coach Dayne provides a simplified explanation.

When Should I Speed Up in Pickleball? Answer These Questions First

When to speed up in pickleball is a question whose answer requires answers to other questions. But coach Dayne provides a simplified explanation.

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Some examples of pickleball paddles that are suitable for beginner players

Beginner Pickleball Player? These Paddles are for You

It’s easy to wind up in an expensive rabbit hole if you’re shopping for pickleball paddles as a beginner player. These are our suggestions.

Beginner Pickleball Player? These Paddles are for You

It’s easy to wind up in an expensive rabbit hole if you’re shopping for pickleball paddles as a beginner player. These are our suggestions.

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Pickleball players who have clearly practiced their drills face off during a PPA Tour match.

Two-Person Pickleball Drills and the Most Important Practice Tip

The most important drilling tip we have: only practice 1-2 techniques in a single session. Plus: a couple two-person pickleball drills that work two players'...

Two-Person Pickleball Drills and the Most Important Practice Tip

The most important drilling tip we have: only practice 1-2 techniques in a single session. Plus: a couple two-person pickleball drills that work two players'...

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Image of pro pickleball player Ben Johns holding a trophy during a PPA Tour stop.

What the #1 Men's Pickleball Player Makes in a Year

Ben Johns' pickleball playing salary is over $2.5 million, which is more than the number one men's players make in Major League Soccer and comparable...

What the #1 Men's Pickleball Player Makes in a Year

Ben Johns' pickleball playing salary is over $2.5 million, which is more than the number one men's players make in Major League Soccer and comparable...

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Mother's Day Paddles to Up Her Game (or Yours)

Mother's Day Paddles to Up Her Game (or Yours)

Pickleball may bring the world together, but moms keep the world together. It’s an important distinction. In honor of all the wonderful moms out there,...

Mother's Day Paddles to Up Her Game (or Yours)

Pickleball may bring the world together, but moms keep the world together. It’s an important distinction. In honor of all the wonderful moms out there,...

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The APP Women's Open logo

First Ever By-Women, For-Women Pickleball Event to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer Research

Cross off another item on the list of "firsts" for pickleball. The Association of Pickleball Players (APP) announced a new global platform for female competitors at...

First Ever By-Women, For-Women Pickleball Event to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer Research

Cross off another item on the list of "firsts" for pickleball. The Association of Pickleball Players (APP) announced a new global platform for female competitors at...

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Megan Fudge, pro pickleball player, poses with her family

What It’s Like Being a Pro Pickleball-Playing Mom

The Kitchen asked pro pickleballer players with children what it’s like parenting while simultaneously traveling and competing many weeks out of the year.

What It’s Like Being a Pro Pickleball-Playing Mom

The Kitchen asked pro pickleballer players with children what it’s like parenting while simultaneously traveling and competing many weeks out of the year.

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Major League Pickleball's 2024 event in Atlanta

MLP Atlanta: Watch These 3 Teams

MLP Atlanta 2024 will have some intriguing matchups, but our predictions and observations are designed to give you the most out of your viewing experience.

MLP Atlanta: Watch These 3 Teams

MLP Atlanta 2024 will have some intriguing matchups, but our predictions and observations are designed to give you the most out of your viewing experience.

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Improving in pickleball can't just involve playing, like the players in this photograph are.

If You're Below 4.5 and Want to Improve in Pickleball, Do This

James Ignatowich says players hoping to go up significantly to levels above 4.5 should follow a tight training regiment, favoring drills over play.

If You're Below 4.5 and Want to Improve in Pickleball, Do This

James Ignatowich says players hoping to go up significantly to levels above 4.5 should follow a tight training regiment, favoring drills over play.

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Image of alcoholic beverages, pickles, and pickleballs set on a deck or a table

Pickleball’s Most Reliable Investor: The Alcohol Industry

Investments from across many adult beverage industry verticals have brought untold sponsorship money to pickleball while raising awareness for the sport.

Pickleball’s Most Reliable Investor: The Alcohol Industry

Investments from across many adult beverage industry verticals have brought untold sponsorship money to pickleball while raising awareness for the sport.

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Pickleball Stories: Deaf Player Experiences the Best Thing About The Sport

Pickleball Stories: Deaf Player Experiences the Best Thing About The Sport

Billy Mauldin of Deaf Pickleball USA shares how pickleball impacted his community and him.

Pickleball Stories: Deaf Player Experiences the Best Thing About The Sport

Billy Mauldin of Deaf Pickleball USA shares how pickleball impacted his community and him.

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Areas of a pickleball paddle depicted where lead tape weights are typically added

Adding Weight to Your Pickleball Paddle: The Complete Guide

Adding weight tape to your pickleball paddle is a worthwhile experiment that can lead to noticeable changes in your game. But you need to educate...

Adding Weight to Your Pickleball Paddle: The Complete Guide

Adding weight tape to your pickleball paddle is a worthwhile experiment that can lead to noticeable changes in your game. But you need to educate...

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Learning the Strategy Behind Attacking in Pickleball

Learning the Strategy Behind Attacking in Pickleball

A scenario for learning about pickleball attack strategy and the decisions made in milliseconds.

Learning the Strategy Behind Attacking in Pickleball

A scenario for learning about pickleball attack strategy and the decisions made in milliseconds.

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James Ignatowich demonstrating a superior pickleball drive

Best Way to Improve Your Pickleball Drive? Slow it Down

James Ignatowich, top pickleball pro, says players seeking to improve their drive should dial their speed down to around 70%.

Best Way to Improve Your Pickleball Drive? Slow it Down

James Ignatowich, top pickleball pro, says players seeking to improve their drive should dial their speed down to around 70%.

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The Kitchen Chats with Richard Branson About Pickleball's Potential

The Kitchen Chats with Richard Branson About Pickleball's Potential

Earlier this year, The Kitchen team had the privilege to visit world famous entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson on his private island in the British Virgin Islands,...

The Kitchen Chats with Richard Branson About Pickleball's Potential

Earlier this year, The Kitchen team had the privilege to visit world famous entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson on his private island in the British Virgin Islands,...

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Top-down view Holly & Carl Peterson's home, featuring the pickleball court in the backyard circled

SF Couple Finally Forced Out After Feud with Pickleball Players

The Presidio Wall court controversy has reached an inflection point as the woman who filed a petition against pickleball in the area has decided to...

SF Couple Finally Forced Out After Feud with Pickleball Players

The Presidio Wall court controversy has reached an inflection point as the woman who filed a petition against pickleball in the area has decided to...

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Connor Garnett demonstrating a perfect two handed backhand

Twoey Secrets: Mastering the Two Handed Backhand in Pickleball

We provide critical tips for improving your two handed backhand drive, focusing on the mechanics of what makes the shot successful and strategic.

Twoey Secrets: Mastering the Two Handed Backhand in Pickleball

We provide critical tips for improving your two handed backhand drive, focusing on the mechanics of what makes the shot successful and strategic.

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Contestants and text relating to Pickleball Kingdom's reality show, Pickleball Paddle Baddle, with DIGA Studios logo

Filming Wraps on Pickleball Competition Show

Shooting wraps on reality TV show, Pickleball Paddle Battle, which is currently exploring options for distribution.

Filming Wraps on Pickleball Competition Show

Shooting wraps on reality TV show, Pickleball Paddle Battle, which is currently exploring options for distribution.

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Bantam ALW-C 12.7, Vanguard Power Air Invikta, ProXR Zane Navratil Signature, and JOOLA Ben Johns Hyperion Gen 3 pickleball paddles, all noted for being some of the best power paddles.

Power Pickleball Paddles: Who Should Buy Them

How much do pickleball paddles matter, really? And when should you consider a power paddle vs. a control paddle? We provide the answers.

Power Pickleball Paddles: Who Should Buy Them

How much do pickleball paddles matter, really? And when should you consider a power paddle vs. a control paddle? We provide the answers.

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Rival pickleball rating systems are about to engage in battle

Two Sides Emerge in the Pickleball Ratings War

In one corner: USA Pickleball and UTR Sports. In the other: DUPR and the UPA (PPA Tour/MLP). Who will emerge victorious? Only time will tell.

Two Sides Emerge in the Pickleball Ratings War

In one corner: USA Pickleball and UTR Sports. In the other: DUPR and the UPA (PPA Tour/MLP). Who will emerge victorious? Only time will tell.

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James Ignatowich shows off his pickleball swing and dink technique

Instantly Improve Your Pickleball Dink Technique with One Tip

In pickleball, you should not use your wrist if you don’t have to. You can instantly improve your dinking technique (and your volley technique) if...

Instantly Improve Your Pickleball Dink Technique with One Tip

In pickleball, you should not use your wrist if you don’t have to. You can instantly improve your dinking technique (and your volley technique) if...

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Image shows three of the new Joola pickleball paddles with text that reads "Gen 3 Next Level Paddle"

Joola Gen 3 First Look: Paddle Technology Pushed to the Limit

Joola Gen 3 pickleball paddles - the Hyperion, the Perseus, the Scorpius, and the new Magnus - feature some refreshingly-original technology.

Joola Gen 3 First Look: Paddle Technology Pushed to the Limit

Joola Gen 3 pickleball paddles - the Hyperion, the Perseus, the Scorpius, and the new Magnus - feature some refreshingly-original technology.

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MLP's First Team Base is a Stunning, $25mil Pickleball Club

MLP's First Team Base is a Stunning, $25mil Pickleball Club

Premier level Major League Pickleball team, the Utah Black Diamonds, will build a $25 million pickleball facility in South Jordan, Utah -- the league's first...

MLP's First Team Base is a Stunning, $25mil Pickleball Club

Premier level Major League Pickleball team, the Utah Black Diamonds, will build a $25 million pickleball facility in South Jordan, Utah -- the league's first...

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Churches are using pickleball as a community engagement tool; church depicted with pickleball ball on the spire

'Lobs for the Lord:' Pickleball Gaining Ground in Faith Communities

Church communities find pickleball to be an excellent community-building device.

'Lobs for the Lord:' Pickleball Gaining Ground in Faith Communities

Church communities find pickleball to be an excellent community-building device.

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One of the Biggest Partnerships in Pickleball History Just Announced

One of the Biggest Partnerships in Pickleball History Just Announced

Landmark deal between pickleball's consolidated pro leagues, DUPR rating system, and the company that owns tournament bracketing solutions brings major consolidation to organized play.

One of the Biggest Partnerships in Pickleball History Just Announced

Landmark deal between pickleball's consolidated pro leagues, DUPR rating system, and the company that owns tournament bracketing solutions brings major consolidation to organized play.

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Pickleball Injuries are Worse Than We Care to Admit

Pickleball Injuries are Worse Than We Care to Admit

How many headlines have you read this year about how "pickleball is a health risk" and "pickleball injuries are on the rise?"  To us, it...

Pickleball Injuries are Worse Than We Care to Admit

How many headlines have you read this year about how "pickleball is a health risk" and "pickleball injuries are on the rise?"  To us, it...

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James Ignatowich serving in pickleball

You Should Miss More Pickleball Serves (Here's Why)

If you aren’t missing 1 out of 10 pickleball serves, you aren’t taking enough risk. But the key is how you miss them.

You Should Miss More Pickleball Serves (Here's Why)

If you aren’t missing 1 out of 10 pickleball serves, you aren’t taking enough risk. But the key is how you miss them.

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MLP image of a player about to slam a pickleball

Pickleball ‘Bangers’ are (Mostly) Good for the Sport

“Bangers” in pickleball are the bane of many mid-level players’ existence. But their value to those seeking to improve cannot be overstated.

Pickleball ‘Bangers’ are (Mostly) Good for the Sport

“Bangers” in pickleball are the bane of many mid-level players’ existence. But their value to those seeking to improve cannot be overstated.

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Anna Leigh Waters playing during the 2024 PPA Tour North Carolina Cup

Highlights & Impressive Moments from PPA North Carolina 2024

The 2024 PPA North Carolina Cup featured upset after upset...but also, some fairly expected results from the Young GOAT.

Highlights & Impressive Moments from PPA North Carolina 2024

The 2024 PPA North Carolina Cup featured upset after upset...but also, some fairly expected results from the Young GOAT.

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The Diadem Warrior Edge, the Six Zero Ruby, and the Selkirk Lux paddles, all considered great for control

3 Pickleball Paddles for Control (And What that Really Means)

What really is a “control paddle,” and do you need one for your pickleball play style? We explain it and highlight a few of the...

3 Pickleball Paddles for Control (And What that Really Means)

What really is a “control paddle,” and do you need one for your pickleball play style? We explain it and highlight a few of the...

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Artist rendering of The Pickleball Club's new location in The Villages, Florida

Florida's The Villages is Making a Case for 'Pickleball Capital'

Between The Villages' existing 250+ pickleball courts and its incoming mega facility, the region is quickly gaining ground as a mecca for pickleball in the...

Florida's The Villages is Making a Case for 'Pickleball Capital'

Between The Villages' existing 250+ pickleball courts and its incoming mega facility, the region is quickly gaining ground as a mecca for pickleball in the...

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Franklin X-40 pickleball set against pickleball court background

Franklin X-40 is the Official Ball of the APP and UTR Sports Amateur Series

The Franklin X-40 pickleball is now the official ball of two large-scale organizations and their events.

Franklin X-40 is the Official Ball of the APP and UTR Sports Amateur Series

The Franklin X-40 pickleball is now the official ball of two large-scale organizations and their events.

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Ben Johns and Anna Leigh Waters show off an elite pickleball maneuver, the V-Lock.

An Elite Pickleball Maneuver: the V-Lock

How close can you pinch the center line to counter a middle attack, but still cover the cross court dink? Get to know this spot...

An Elite Pickleball Maneuver: the V-Lock

How close can you pinch the center line to counter a middle attack, but still cover the cross court dink? Get to know this spot...

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Images from left to right of Nick Kyrgios, Christian Alshon, and Tom Blake

Pickleball Pro Roasted by Tennis Greats for Athleticism Tweet

Some of the most recognizable names in tennis came after recent posts from pickleball pros Christian Alshon & Anna Leigh Waters.

Pickleball Pro Roasted by Tennis Greats for Athleticism Tweet

Some of the most recognizable names in tennis came after recent posts from pickleball pros Christian Alshon & Anna Leigh Waters.

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Grading the 2024 Major League Pickleball Draft Picks

Grading the 2024 Major League Pickleball Draft Picks

Major League Pickleball just completed its 2024 Premier Level draft, meaning we're starting to understand where professional, team-based pickleball is headed this year. Before I...

Grading the 2024 Major League Pickleball Draft Picks

Major League Pickleball just completed its 2024 Premier Level draft, meaning we're starting to understand where professional, team-based pickleball is headed this year. Before I...

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What Pickleball Looked Like in the 1970s

What Pickleball Looked Like in the 1970s

Take a look into the past with these unearthed photos of pickleball in the 1970s.

What Pickleball Looked Like in the 1970s

Take a look into the past with these unearthed photos of pickleball in the 1970s.

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Brendan Long: From Poker to Pickleball

Brendan Long: From Poker to Pickleball

Brendon Long sits down with Jason Aspes to discuss his journey from the poker table to the pickleball court. They discuss Long's strategic approach to...

Brendan Long: From Poker to Pickleball

Brendon Long sits down with Jason Aspes to discuss his journey from the poker table to the pickleball court. They discuss Long's strategic approach to...

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Image of the pickleball courts that will host the 2024 PPA Tour North Carolina Cup

3 Reasons to Watch: PPA North Carolina Cup 2024

A preview of the 2024 PPA Tour North Carolina Cup, featuring moments we’re sure will make for some interesting TV.

3 Reasons to Watch: PPA North Carolina Cup 2024

A preview of the 2024 PPA Tour North Carolina Cup, featuring moments we’re sure will make for some interesting TV.

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Pickleball and Soccer Share More Than You’d Think

Pickleball and Soccer Share More Than You’d Think

Pickleball and soccer are surprisingly alike, and if pickleball is to even come close to soccer’s worldwide success, it should take some of footie’s cues.

Pickleball and Soccer Share More Than You’d Think

Pickleball and soccer are surprisingly alike, and if pickleball is to even come close to soccer’s worldwide success, it should take some of footie’s cues.

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Firefighters rush to save a driver who crashed their car nearby

Pickleball-Playing Firefighters Nearly Hit by Runaway Car

Tempe firefighters were nearly on a collision course with an out-of-control vehicle during their pickleball break. Thankfully, the incident left nobody seriously injured.

Pickleball-Playing Firefighters Nearly Hit by Runaway Car

Tempe firefighters were nearly on a collision course with an out-of-control vehicle during their pickleball break. Thankfully, the incident left nobody seriously injured.

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Hand with pickleball paddle covering the middle of the court.

Avoid This Common Mistake While Covering the Middle in Pickleball

An easy smash is floated to your team. So who covers the middle in this situation, sending back the ball for what is hopefully an...

Avoid This Common Mistake While Covering the Middle in Pickleball

An easy smash is floated to your team. So who covers the middle in this situation, sending back the ball for what is hopefully an...

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Images of Rod Brind’Amour, Cam Ward, Justin Williams, Tyler Hansbrough, Jack Sock and Genie Bouchard.

NC Sports Legends to Play Jack Sock & Genie Bouchard in Exhibition Match

Rod Brind’Amour and former players Cam Ward and Justin Williams will join UNC Basketball Legend Tyler Hansbrough

NC Sports Legends to Play Jack Sock & Genie Bouchard in Exhibition Match

Rod Brind’Amour and former players Cam Ward and Justin Williams will join UNC Basketball Legend Tyler Hansbrough

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Nudists Are Flocking to Pickleball

Nudists Are Flocking to Pickleball

Nudists love pickleball, and nudist accommodations and hotels are beginning to catch on.

Nudists Are Flocking to Pickleball

Nudists love pickleball, and nudist accommodations and hotels are beginning to catch on.

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Caution sign with exclamation mark

Be Careful Who you Take Pickleball Advice From

As we gain more experience in pickleball, many of us attempt to make it too complicated. Take this story from Coach Dayne as an example.

Be Careful Who you Take Pickleball Advice From

As we gain more experience in pickleball, many of us attempt to make it too complicated. Take this story from Coach Dayne as an example.

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The Calorie-Burning Power of Pickleball

The Calorie-Burning Power of Pickleball

Playing pickleball can burn about 300 calories for every half-hour of play...but the sport's potential as an exercise is better-defined by another factor.

The Calorie-Burning Power of Pickleball

Playing pickleball can burn about 300 calories for every half-hour of play...but the sport's potential as an exercise is better-defined by another factor.

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From 17 Colleges to 130 in a Year

From 17 Colleges to 130 in a Year

That's the number of college campuses which have either installed pickleball courts or even instituted competitive pickleball clubs.  Ben Van Hout at DUPR told KWTX...

From 17 Colleges to 130 in a Year

That's the number of college campuses which have either installed pickleball courts or even instituted competitive pickleball clubs.  Ben Van Hout at DUPR told KWTX...

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Anna Bright and Andrei Daescu battling Ben Johns and Anna Leigh Waters (not shown)

How Anna Bright/Andrei Daescu Beat ALW/Ben Johns

Anna Bright and Andrei Daescu’s victory over reigning gold medalers Anna Leigh Waters and Ben Johns was hard-fought and well-earned. We break down the match.

How Anna Bright/Andrei Daescu Beat ALW/Ben Johns

Anna Bright and Andrei Daescu’s victory over reigning gold medalers Anna Leigh Waters and Ben Johns was hard-fought and well-earned. We break down the match.

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MLP announces its 2024 draft dates and formats

MLP 2024 Draft Dates Announced, Changes Made to Challenger Format

MLP's 2024 Premier Draft will take place April 2, and Challenger will take place the next day. However, this cycle's Challenger looks a little different...

MLP 2024 Draft Dates Announced, Changes Made to Challenger Format

MLP's 2024 Premier Draft will take place April 2, and Challenger will take place the next day. However, this cycle's Challenger looks a little different...

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Waters/Johns Fall to Anna Bright and Andrei Daescu

Waters/Johns Fall to Anna Bright and Andrei Daescu

Bright and Daescu staged an awe-inspiring performance, outmaneuvering the top-seeded Waters and Johns with scores of 11-3, 11-9, 11-3 to clinch the title.

Waters/Johns Fall to Anna Bright and Andrei Daescu

Bright and Daescu staged an awe-inspiring performance, outmaneuvering the top-seeded Waters and Johns with scores of 11-3, 11-9, 11-3 to clinch the title.

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Lines on a pickleball court

A Hot Take Re: Pickleball Line Call Etiquette

Pickleball line call etiquette tells us we should "just ignore" a bad line call. But trying to do so may hinder your performance in the...

A Hot Take Re: Pickleball Line Call Etiquette

Pickleball line call etiquette tells us we should "just ignore" a bad line call. But trying to do so may hinder your performance in the...

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Jorja Johnson, professional pickleball player

Jorja Johnson’s Achievement is a Familiar Story in Pro Pickleball

Jorja Johnson is the third woman and the youngest person to win 3 APP Triple Crowns. The impact of young people and, particularly, young women...

Jorja Johnson’s Achievement is a Familiar Story in Pro Pickleball

Jorja Johnson is the third woman and the youngest person to win 3 APP Triple Crowns. The impact of young people and, particularly, young women...

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MLP released it's 2024 season update to its events calendar

Major League Pickleball's Updated 2024 Schedule Just Dropped

A new 2024 Major League Pickleball 2024 schedule has been announced: eight regular season events, a mid-season tournament, and two rounds of playoffs.

Major League Pickleball's Updated 2024 Schedule Just Dropped

A new 2024 Major League Pickleball 2024 schedule has been announced: eight regular season events, a mid-season tournament, and two rounds of playoffs.

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A golf ball rests on the ground with a club close by

Bernhard Langer will Miss the Masters Due to Pickleball Injury

Bernhard Langer admits the torn Achilles tendon he announced last month was actually due to playing pickleball.

Bernhard Langer will Miss the Masters Due to Pickleball Injury

Bernhard Langer admits the torn Achilles tendon he announced last month was actually due to playing pickleball.

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Pickleball in Africa Just Reached a Major Milestone

Pickleball in Africa Just Reached a Major Milestone

The inclusion of pickleball in the African Games means a lot for its acceptance across the continent. But some players sacrificed a lot to be...

Pickleball in Africa Just Reached a Major Milestone

The inclusion of pickleball in the African Games means a lot for its acceptance across the continent. But some players sacrificed a lot to be...

news
APP announces it's doubled its 2024 broadcast coverage

APP Doubles its Broadcast Coverage for 2024 Events

Over 200 additional hours of Association of Pickleball Players matches will be broadcast across major networks and streaming platforms in 2024.

APP Doubles its Broadcast Coverage for 2024 Events

Over 200 additional hours of Association of Pickleball Players matches will be broadcast across major networks and streaming platforms in 2024.

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Zillow: Backyard Pickleball is a Big Real Estate Trend

Zillow: Backyard Pickleball is a Big Real Estate Trend

The real estate website’s 2024 Hottest Home Trends report says pickleball references are up 64% in home listing data.

Zillow: Backyard Pickleball is a Big Real Estate Trend

The real estate website’s 2024 Hottest Home Trends report says pickleball references are up 64% in home listing data.

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Riley Newman's Decision Means We'll See Less of Him on the PPA Tour

Riley Newman's Decision Means We'll See Less of Him on the PPA Tour

Riley Newman chooses to keep his original contract with MLP, which has implications surrounding his availability to play in PPA events in the future.

Riley Newman's Decision Means We'll See Less of Him on the PPA Tour

Riley Newman chooses to keep his original contract with MLP, which has implications surrounding his availability to play in PPA events in the future.

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PPA Tour and Major League Pickleball Announce They’ve (Finally) Merged

PPA Tour and Major League Pickleball Announce They’ve (Finally) Merged

The PPA Tour and Major League Pickleball have announced their merger is complete. Here's what we know so far.

PPA Tour and Major League Pickleball Announce They’ve (Finally) Merged

The PPA Tour and Major League Pickleball have announced their merger is complete. Here's what we know so far.

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Pickleball World Series May Finally Make Competitive Pickleball Global

Pickleball World Series May Finally Make Competitive Pickleball Global

Pickleball World Series is a new slate of events promising to unite competitive and casual players alike from around the globe.

Pickleball World Series May Finally Make Competitive Pickleball Global

Pickleball World Series is a new slate of events promising to unite competitive and casual players alike from around the globe.

instruction
No, You Shouldn't RUSH to the Kitchen in Pickleball

No, You Shouldn't RUSH to the Kitchen in Pickleball

I’ve said it a billion times, so let’s make it a billion and ONE: there’s zero value in rushing to the kitchen line after our 3rd. "WHAT?" I...

No, You Shouldn't RUSH to the Kitchen in Pickleball

I’ve said it a billion times, so let’s make it a billion and ONE: there’s zero value in rushing to the kitchen line after our 3rd. "WHAT?" I...

gear
Volair Mach 2 Forza Paddle Review

Volair Mach 2 Forza Paddle Review

Volair is back at it with the new Mach 2 Forza. This thermoformed paddle comes in both a 14mm and 16mm thickness. The Mach 2...

Volair Mach 2 Forza Paddle Review

Volair is back at it with the new Mach 2 Forza. This thermoformed paddle comes in both a 14mm and 16mm thickness. The Mach 2...

instruction
Crossover Backhand Dinks are Your Friend

Crossover Backhand Dinks are Your Friend

The most common instance where you should break the “open stance only” rule is when you’re pulled wide on your backhand.

Crossover Backhand Dinks are Your Friend

The most common instance where you should break the “open stance only” rule is when you’re pulled wide on your backhand.

gear
Review: Selkirk Vanguard Control

Review: Selkirk Vanguard Control

The Vanguard Control is the latest paddle from Selkirk. The paddle is 16mm thick and comes in a charcoal gray color. They borrowed the X5+...

Review: Selkirk Vanguard Control

The Vanguard Control is the latest paddle from Selkirk. The paddle is 16mm thick and comes in a charcoal gray color. They borrowed the X5+...

gear
Review: ProXR Zane Navratil Signature

Review: ProXR Zane Navratil Signature

This is a look at the ProXR Zane Navratil Signature paddle. The base model of this paddle is called "The Standard" and what is different...

Review: ProXR Zane Navratil Signature

This is a look at the ProXR Zane Navratil Signature paddle. The base model of this paddle is called "The Standard" and what is different...

community
Pickleball is Getting Dangerous

Pickleball is Getting Dangerous

I know I will hear the haters telling me to lighten up, but last week a buddy of mine was hit in the eye and...

Pickleball is Getting Dangerous

I know I will hear the haters telling me to lighten up, but last week a buddy of mine was hit in the eye and...

gear
Review: Selkirk Luxx Control Air

Review: Selkirk Luxx Control Air

Selkirk is at it again, this time taking their Project 003 and somehow improving upon it for the launch of the Luxx Control Air. This...

Review: Selkirk Luxx Control Air

Selkirk is at it again, this time taking their Project 003 and somehow improving upon it for the launch of the Luxx Control Air. This...

gear
Review: Franklin FS Tour

Review: Franklin FS Tour

Franklin is back! It's been a while since we saw Ben Johns playing with his signature paddle and it took a minute for Franklin to...

Review: Franklin FS Tour

Franklin is back! It's been a while since we saw Ben Johns playing with his signature paddle and it took a minute for Franklin to...

gear
Electrum Stealth Paddle Review

Electrum Stealth Paddle Review

Electrum is one of the innovators of the carbon fiber trend which has become ubiquitous in pickleball paddles. Their newest paddle, the Stealth, which comes...

Electrum Stealth Paddle Review

Electrum is one of the innovators of the carbon fiber trend which has become ubiquitous in pickleball paddles. Their newest paddle, the Stealth, which comes...

community
Ratings Matter

Ratings Matter

One of the reasons pickleball is so popular is because it’s just so much fun. But one of the key ingredients that makes it so...

Ratings Matter

One of the reasons pickleball is so popular is because it’s just so much fun. But one of the key ingredients that makes it so...

podcasts
Kitchen Konversation: Roger BelAir

Kitchen Konversation: Roger BelAir

Roger BelAir has a passion for pickleball. But after watching an episode of 60 Minutes about prisons, Roger had an epiphany. He recognized the powerful...

Kitchen Konversation: Roger BelAir

Roger BelAir has a passion for pickleball. But after watching an episode of 60 Minutes about prisons, Roger had an epiphany. He recognized the powerful...

community
A Case For the Club

A Case For the Club

I've never been one for the country club scene. I’m just not a country club kinda guy I suppose. I wasn’t raised as a country...

A Case For the Club

I've never been one for the country club scene. I’m just not a country club kinda guy I suppose. I wasn’t raised as a country...

community
Pickleball’s Gold Rush

Pickleball’s Gold Rush

Pickleball is more popular than a Kardashian at an NBA afterparty. Yeah, I said it. It’s just that popular. The sport has continued to grow...

Pickleball’s Gold Rush

Pickleball is more popular than a Kardashian at an NBA afterparty. Yeah, I said it. It’s just that popular. The sport has continued to grow...

gear
Review: JOOLA Hyperion C2

Review: JOOLA Hyperion C2

Franklin is back! It's been a while since we saw Ben Johns playing with his signature paddle and it took a minute for Franklin to...

Review: JOOLA Hyperion C2

Franklin is back! It's been a while since we saw Ben Johns playing with his signature paddle and it took a minute for Franklin to...

gear
Review: Prolite K2 Power

Review: Prolite K2 Power

Prolite is an OG of pickleball paddles. Started back in 1984, they were the first to evolve the game from our wooden paddle roots and...

Review: Prolite K2 Power

Prolite is an OG of pickleball paddles. Started back in 1984, they were the first to evolve the game from our wooden paddle roots and...

gear
Adidas Metalbone Paddle Review

Adidas Metalbone Paddle Review

The Adidas Metalbone is unlike any paddle we have played to date. The first thing you will notice is the weight and balance system. This...

Adidas Metalbone Paddle Review

The Adidas Metalbone is unlike any paddle we have played to date. The first thing you will notice is the weight and balance system. This...

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Review: Paddletek Bantam ALW-C

Review: Paddletek Bantam ALW-C

It feels like it's taken Paddletek a very long time to get into the raw carbon fiber game, but they have finally made the leap....

Review: Paddletek Bantam ALW-C

It feels like it's taken Paddletek a very long time to get into the raw carbon fiber game, but they have finally made the leap....

gear
Ace Diamond Paddle Review

Ace Diamond Paddle Review

The Ace Pickleball Diamond is the thinnest (10 mm) carbon fiber paddle I have ever played with. So much pop, but the carbon fiber face...

Ace Diamond Paddle Review

The Ace Pickleball Diamond is the thinnest (10 mm) carbon fiber paddle I have ever played with. So much pop, but the carbon fiber face...

community
Lunch Game: Jamie Foxx

Lunch Game: Jamie Foxx

In this special episode of Lunch Game, Jared and Jason take on Jamie Foxx.

Lunch Game: Jamie Foxx

In this special episode of Lunch Game, Jared and Jason take on Jamie Foxx.

community
Real Clear Stats – “Pickleball by the Numbers”

Real Clear Stats – “Pickleball by the Numbers”

Real Clear Stats saw an opportunity in the sport of pickleball and they are changing the way we view the game. Through data capture, the...

Real Clear Stats – “Pickleball by the Numbers”

Real Clear Stats saw an opportunity in the sport of pickleball and they are changing the way we view the game. Through data capture, the...

gear
Selkirk Luxx Control Air Paddle Review

Selkirk Luxx Control Air Paddle Review

Check out our review of the Selkirk Luxx Control Air!

Selkirk Luxx Control Air Paddle Review

Check out our review of the Selkirk Luxx Control Air!

podcasts
Kitchen Konversation: Tyson McGuffin

Kitchen Konversation: Tyson McGuffin

Join us for an insider conversation with the most electrifying player in pickleball.

Kitchen Konversation: Tyson McGuffin

Join us for an insider conversation with the most electrifying player in pickleball.