Does Pickleball Have a Paddle Problem? Gritgate 2022

Coming out of the US Open Pickleball Championships the biggest talking point was not the winners who took home gold, it was paddle talk. A popular paddle brand, CRBN, was notified by USA Pickleball (USAP) that their paddles did not pass the USAP paddle requirements for surface roughness. This meant that professional athletes, both sponsoredContinue reading “Does Pickleball Have a Paddle Problem? Gritgate 2022”

My Favorite Pickleball Accounts to Follow

We all know the fun fact that Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the United States. It’s a fact that is so over-used in the pickleball communities that it has become boring to me. But the fact is important to this blog. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the US due to theContinue reading “My Favorite Pickleball Accounts to Follow”

5 Ways To Get Yourself Out of a Dink Battle

Dinking is an essential part of pickleball. While dinking may seem easy, anyone who has played pickleball competitively can tell you how difficult it is to consistently dink. Once you feel like you’ve got a good grasp on dinking, you can start to engage in dink battles. A dink battle consists of you and yourContinue reading “5 Ways To Get Yourself Out of a Dink Battle”

Why You Should Be Using Pickleball Shoes

First off, I was a damn fool, I’ll admit that. When I first started playing Pickleball, @dinktanknorm had just gotten his first pair of tennis/pickleball shoes for pickleball. The shoes looked like a normal pair of trainers, but he raved about them for pickleball. I did not believe the hype. I looked down at myContinue reading “Why You Should Be Using Pickleball Shoes”

3 Reasons You Keep Popping It Up

Trust me, I’ve been on the receiving end of targeting in pickleball when playing with higher-level players. They may not think they are targeting, but their natural instinct is to find the weaker player and force them into tough situations. One of the toughest situations I find myself in is when I am consistently poppingContinue reading “3 Reasons You Keep Popping It Up”

Tips for An Aggressive Serve

I’ve recently started watching more professional pickleball. I typically tend to watch more doubles than any other format, but yesterday I watched quite a bit of singles at the PPA Riverland Pickleball Open. As a doubles fan, I noticed that serves are typically conservative, which is atypical of my personal pickleball game. However, I didContinue reading “Tips for An Aggressive Serve”