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3 NBA Players that Should Trade Their High-Tops for Paddles

Pickleball…it’s mainstream. We’ve got pro tennis players leaving the tennis tour for the pickleball scene as pots sweeten. And we’ve got Lebron making headlines by taking his dollars to Major League Pickleball. The logical next step, obviously, is for NBA players to leave the hardwood in order to put their toes on the kitchen line.Continue reading “3 NBA Players that Should Trade Their High-Tops for Paddles”

No More Spin Serve. What’s Next?

News circulated recently that the USA Pickleball committee has passed the rule that would eliminate the spin serve in pickleball starting in 2023. To my understanding, the rule change would still need to be approved by the USA Pickleball board. While the board has voted against rules passed by the committee in the past, theyContinue reading “No More Spin Serve. What’s Next?”

Deep Cuts: Why You Should Consider Adding Backspin to Your Backhand Shots

I have to admit: I’m pretty biased here. I’ve mentioned before that my background is in baseball, and in baseball, I was a lefthanded hitter and a righthanded thrower. Further, baseball has a lot of down time, and in said down time, I came to kill a lot of hours playing ping pong in lockerContinue reading “Deep Cuts: Why You Should Consider Adding Backspin to Your Backhand Shots”

Dink Tank’s DAWG of the Week – 9/19/22

Got That DAWG In Him is a catchphrase meant to describe a person, usually an athlete, who is mentally tough and able to perform in important situations. With that being said, let’s get to this week’s nominations for Dink Tank’s DAWG of the Week. Anna Leigh Waters @dinktanknorm was quick to mention AL Waters as his DAWG ofContinue reading “Dink Tank’s DAWG of the Week – 9/19/22”

One Mistake You Make Dinking That Needs to Stop Now

I have learned to love dinking in pickleball. It’s something that seems so easy, but dinking requires the most touch, feel, and patience. Dinking is also the most consistent part of pickleball that you need to continuously work on and tweak. When you feel like you have mastered dinking, think again. In a dink battleContinue reading “One Mistake You Make Dinking That Needs to Stop Now”

3 Ways I am Looking to Improve with a Lesson

Just like many of you, I spend almost all my time playing games. I don’t really warm up, I don’t drill and I have never had a professional look at my game to help. I watch a lot of pickleball, I play a lot of pickleball but I have never put the time in toContinue reading “3 Ways I am Looking to Improve with a Lesson”

3 Things I Learned Playing Against 5.0’s This Summer

I’m currently on the injured list after a mishap on the pickleball court involving a dog leash and said time on the shelf has given me ample time to reflect on what was a great summer of pickleball. From the end of May until the end of August, I was able to get in 53Continue reading “3 Things I Learned Playing Against 5.0’s This Summer”

Big Z Featured on Pickleball Fire Podcast

Check out one of the latest Pickleball Fire Podcast episodes where I was interviewed by host, Lynn Cherry. We discuss my career is the Sports Technology space and how Vizual Edge can help elevate your Pickleball performance with different tracking and visual processing exercises. Also discussed how we took a hoppy I’ve never heard ofContinue reading “Big Z Featured on Pickleball Fire Podcast”

3 Reasons You Need to Ditch Your Running Shoes for Tennis Shoes on the Pickleball Court

I’ll cast no stones here: I started wearing running shoes when I started playing pickleball, and I stuck with them for a longer time than I should. After all, you’re not moving THAT much in pickleball…how much did I really need a new pair of shoes? However, the more I played, the more I noticedContinue reading “3 Reasons You Need to Ditch Your Running Shoes for Tennis Shoes on the Pickleball Court”