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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Pickleball Dedication Ceremony in Paso Robles

Our Paso Robles Pickleball Club Website:  www.pickleballpasorobles.shutterfly.com  Join us for Pickleball anytime you are visiting the Central Coast of California.  We recently completed our new five court facility.  Paso Robles was recently named the 2013 "Wine Region Of The Year" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.  Pickleball and wine tasting.  Sounds great!!!!


Our Pickleball courts were officially dedicated today with a nice ceremony that included the Mayor, Councilmen, and many members of our group. The day started with 7:30 a.m. play, followed by a noon ceremony, speeches, ribbon cutting, etc. A BBQ luncheon followed on our courts. The day was hot (104 degrees), but we found shade and had a great time. Good food, good vino, good friends....



Sunday, July 20, 2014

Drills - 10 Good Pickleball Drills

Our Paso Robles Pickleball Club Website:  www.pickleballpasorobles.shutterfly.com  Join us for Pickleball anytime you are visiting the Central Coast of California.  We recently completed our new five court facility.  Paso Robles was recently named the 2013 "Wine Region Of The Year" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.  Pickleball and wine tasting.  Sounds great!!!!



10 Good Pickleball Drills….All Drills are Team Drills-2 vs. 2


1.  5 Minute Dink Warm-Up.  Same side and cross court


2.  3-D Drill (Deep-Deep-Dink).  Deep Serve….Deep Return….Dink (3rd shot).  Both players on one side serving.

3.  Dink Game - No LobStart with a dink serve which must land inside the no volley zone. The ball must be hit over the net at least 4 times (all dinks) not including the dink serve. Beginning with the 5th hit, you can win a point with a dink or a kill shot. No lobs.  Just like the regular game, points can only be won by the serving team.  Play to 11.
4.  Lob Only Game - Play a complete game using only lobs….including the serves.  Any lob that lands in the NVZ is a fault or loss of point.  Play to 7 or 11.

5.  1 vs. 2 Dink Game.  The single person moves from Left to Middle to Right position on court AND dinks to both players on the opposite side.  After moving to all three positions, and back the other way, rotate to the other side.  If more than three on court, have the others wait near the net post and rotate in.

6. Feed-Split-Hit:  1 person on one side of net; others on other side at the baseline.  The multiple person line has one person approach net, on the run. Split-Step when other person feeds (hits) the ball. Play the “soft” shot into the NVZ.  Go through two cycles of the line.  Someone take the single side feeder’s place.

7.  4-4 Game.  2 vs. 2.  One ball.  4 Volleys, 4 Dinks.  Continue pattern until there is a miss.  Repeat.  Not trying to win the rally, just keep ball in play.

8.  Figure 8 Dink Game:    Play to 15. Rally scoring.  Ball must move in a figure 8 direction.  After 4 dinks,  a player can change the direction of the ball.  Every time there is a miss, the two partners change positions on the same side of the court.

9. Dink-Lob Drill:  2 on 2.  All at the NVZ line.  Dink 6 times and then lob a winner.  Angle person goes to get the ball BUT does not return or hit it back.  Just pick it up.  Resume drill.  Make sure you alternate who is lobbing.


10. 5 Minute Volley Drill:  1 ball.  Both teams volley only.  Not trying to hit winners.  Keep ball in the air and flat back and forth.

Stay tuned for Drills 11-20.....

If you have any additional drills you would like to contribute, please see my email address on our website (above).  Would love to hear from you.  Any questions on the above drills, email me.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Paso Robles Pickleball Welcomes Byron and Marsha Freso

Our Paso Robles Pickleball Club Website:  www.pickleballpasorobles.shutterfly.com  Join us for Pickleball anytime you are visiting the Central Coast of California.  We recently completed our new five court facility.  Paso Robles was recently named the 2013 "Wine Region Of The Year" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.  Pickleball and wine tasting.  Sounds great!!!!


Paso Robles Pickleball extended a warm welcome to Byron and Marsha Freso, visiting from Florida.  Recently the winners of seven medals, including Gold in three different events at the So Cal Classic in Oceanside, the two stopped by to visit and play Pickleball with us.  Their excellent play (both 4.5 players) over the past three days was the highlight of our week....and it's only Wednesday!




Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Pickleball Etiquette

Our Paso Robles Pickleball Club Website:  www.pickleballpasorobles.shutterfly.com  Join us for Pickleball anytime you are visiting the Central Coast of California.  We recently completed our new five court facility.  Paso Robles was recently named the 2013 "Wine Region Of The Year" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

Any questions on the correct and courteous way to acknowledge a game well-played?  Anybody can tap the large end of the paddle.  Kind of like fist bumping.  The respectful way....tap handle ends.  It takes a little more time and is a little more personal.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Pickleball Courts Renovation Continues

Our Paso Robles Pickleball Club Website:  www.pickleballpasorobles.shutterfly.com  Join us for Pickleball anytime you are visiting the Central Coast of California.  We recently completed our new five court facility.  Paso Robles was recently named the 2013 "Wine Region Of The Year" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.  Pickleball and wine tasting.  Sounds great!!!!

Recently completed another phase of our court conversion....installing the windscreens.  Our facility is looking better every day.  We are now averaging 35 players a session (on five courts), which is good news and bad.  Pickleball is becoming more popular in our area, but the wait for a court is a little longer (still not bad--about 5-10 minutes).  Trying to get one of the four adjacent tennis courts for overflow use.  Guess how that is going?.....



Sunday, June 8, 2014

Pickleball Courts Completed. What A Difference A Year Makes....

Our Paso Robles Pickleball Club Website:  www.pickleballpasorobles.shutterfly.com  Join us for Pickleball anytime you are visiting the Central Coast of California.  We recently completed our new five court facility.  Paso Robles was recently named the 2013 "Wine Region Of The Year" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.  Pickleball and wine tasting.  Sounds great!!!!

Our courts last year......


Our courts last week......


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Pickleball Exodus Continues.......

Our Paso Robles Pickleball Club Website:  www.pickleballpasorobles.shutterfly.com  Join us for Pickleball anytime you are visiting the Central Coast of California.  We just completed our new five court facility.  Paso Robles was recently named the 2013 "Wine Region Of The Year" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.  Pickleball and wine tasting.  Sounds great!!!!

This For Sale box says it all.....
For Sale...$20.00.  Gave Up Tennis For Pickleball