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The HOLEy Grail for Eliminating Mistakes

The HOLEy Grail for Eliminating Mistakes

  Do you find that the net and sidelines seem to be more foe than friend? Are your dinks often coming up short? Or are you blowing too many opportunities to put away winners? Well, you're not alone. Fortunately, there is one tip that can drastically change all of...

The 3 F’s to Remove Chance from Who Covers the Middle

The 3 F’s to Remove Chance from Who Covers the Middle

If you're like me, you've heard it a million times, "forehand covers the middle." I don't know about you, but this simple formula seems to cause me more harm than good. "But why doesn't that work? Forehand down the middle is so straight forward," you might ask. Have...

Spring Clean Your Bag and your Gear

Spring Clean Your Bag and your Gear

Can you believe it, it's SPRING?!  And if you're willing to roll down the Sierras, outdoor play is actually getting really nice. So we figured it's a good time to take a look at our gear and get things clean and ready for the new season. We are going to take a look at...

Shoulder Stretches for a Smashing Success

Shoulder Stretches for a Smashing Success

WOW! That's all I have to say to the response we received to Kerry's last post on her number one stretch for more pain-free pickleball! If you haven't looked at it yet, definitely check it out after reading the rest of this article. So after seeing the fantastic...

Masters of the Mountain

Masters of the Mountain

Happy New Year everyone! To kick off 2019, we are introducing a new game format to the Tahoe Pickleball community and we're calling it Masters of the Mountain. My favorite benefits of the new format are: Nonstop play as each round is timed Every round ensures a new...

Heat Up Your Game with Softer Hands

Heat Up Your Game with Softer Hands

Recently I've noticed an interesting habit that's keeping many good dinkers from becoming great dinkers—they hit their dinks TOO HARD and TOO DEEP. It's funny to think that the problem people have with their SOFT GAME is hitting the ball TOO HARD, but I've seen it in...

Split Step Your Way to the Kitchen

Split Step Your Way to the Kitchen

Are you tired of losing points while you rush to the net? Are you deathly afraid of no-man’s land? Does the term split make you cringe as you think about stretching somewhere that you might have been neglecting? Well, it’s time to learn about the “split step”, if it’s...

It’s Hammer Time with the New Engage Maverick Paddle

It’s Hammer Time with the New Engage Maverick Paddle

Is this paddle TOO LEGIT TO QUIT?! It just possibly might! It didn't take long for me to get excited about the new Engage "Elite Pro" Maverick paddle, the new signature paddle of Ben Johns and his nearly invincible singles game. Before I get into how it plays though,...

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