Tag: pickleball

Relishing Pickleball

Mary Littlewood and David Zapatka

David Zapatka Are you looking for an enriching retirement activity? Are you interested in quality exercise while having a good time? Are you interested in a social environment where you can meet friendly, fun people? Are you interested in making new friends in your community? Consider giving the fastest-growing sport in the world, pickleball, a…

Relishing Pickleball: Is Pickleball a Good Bet?

David Zapatka The Pickleball Players Association (PPA) and Genius Sports, a publicly-traded sports data and tech company, recently announced a long-term deal that sets the stage for sports betting in pickleball. Can you imagine walking into one of our local casinos, hearing raucous cheers and seeing a pickleball match on the big screens in the…

Relishing Pickleball

David Zapatka Reader Liz Houser writes, “I just moved to SaddleBrooke in April and learned to play pickleball in early May thanks to my enthusiastic neighbor Shawne. I just read your article about common mistakes numbers 11 and 12—I found them to be very helpful. Would you be so kind as to send me the…

Relishing Pickleball Across the Nation

David Zapatka 2020 Pickleball Rocks Players of the Year 2020 was a crazy year. Many pickleball tournaments were cancelled. Public pickleball courts were closed and padlocked. That being said, Arizona pickleball players found ways to safely play, and even through the pandemic, new players found pickleball in record numbers. For 2020, Pickleball Rocks Clothing and…

Beginner Pickleball Lessons Reaches 100 New Players!

Front row: Cristina Campbell; middle row (left to right): Joe Murauskis and Steve Arthur; back row: Gerard Wittman

Doris Betuel Open to all homeowners, the Robson Ranch Pickleball Club (RRPC) has been providing free beginner pickleball lessons to any and all players. This program was started a few years ago and most recently has been led by Steve Arthur, long time RRPC member and avid pickleball player. Even with the challenges of COVID…

Relishing Pickleball: Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them Part 2

David Zapatka This ‘12-common-mistakes’ column recently began after playing with some very excited, highly motivated, new pickleball players at our community courts. After playing a couple games, this question was posed to me: “What should we do to improve and become 3.5 players?” Last month we reviewed the first two mistakes. This month we take a look…