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How to Teach to a Mixed Group: A FREE Training for People Who Teach Pickleball

I received nearly 50 thoughtful responses to last month’s ambassador survey.  Many thanks to everyone who responded or shared the survey. One of the most common answers I received was in regard to challenges ambassadors face trying to teach pickleball to players of multiple skill levels. As someone who has taught dozens of clinics and […]

My Top 5 Pickleball Strategies to Play Against Slammers

Maybe you’ve learned the value of the dink, or you’re beginning to consider it at least… If you’re like one woman who wrote to me this past month, maybe you have a group of people with whom you regularly play the dink game, and you’ve gotten pretty good at it… But then you go to […]

Reports from the Field: Teaching new players in West Michigan

Beginner clinic in Ferrysburg, Michigan For the past year, a group of players in Michigan have taken it upon themselves to offer pickleball clinics to beginner players and “never-ever” players. The organizer, Kevin Curley, is a friend and student of mine – and he’s on the Pickleball Guru web strategy team. Kevin will be the first to […]



3 Tips on taking your game to the next level

Whether you just started playing pickleball or you’ve been dinking for some time now, you’re probably trying to figure out what you need to do to take your game to the next level and improve your pickleball skills. You may think that playing against better players is the way to accomplish that goal. While that is one […]


The Dink Shot: Part 1- Definition & Examples

I’ve covered many pickleball strategy topics in the nearly-two-years since I started my monthly newsletter, however it was recently brought to my attention (shockingly!) that I haven’t talked much about the dink shot — how to hit it, why you need it, etc.  So (at long last) here are my best tips, tricks & strategies […]