What's my rating now?  USAPA changes pickleball player rating system

What's my rating now? USAPA changes pickleball player rating system

July 17, 2018 0 Comments

Last week, the USAPA rolled out their new player rating system.  The UTPR (USAPA Tournament Player Ratings) was established to have a more accurate assessment of all players. 

With the previous or legacy system, the ratings were based on tournament directors and each player’s own ratings.  (Surely no one would play down a level, would they?)   

With tournaments getting bigger and more players entering the sport, it became difficult to track everyone correctly.

The UTPR is comprised using up to 3 years of tournament history from pickleballtournaments.com.  It’s based on past performance and will help in seeding future tournaments.

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Never played sports, now a Pickleball Ambassador

Never played sports, now a Pickleball Ambassador

May 29, 2018 0 Comments

How does someone that didn’t play sports growing up become a USAPA Ambassador at age 67?  A woman of course.  Gary’s wife, Pippa, played tennis for years and about 4 years ago received a flyer in the mail from the Parks & Rec department about a new sport being played at their rec center.  The flyer said Pickleball is open to any residents age 50 or older.  (Really?)

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Why is Pickleball the fastest growing sport in America?

Why is Pickleball the fastest growing sport in America?

April 18, 2018 0 Comments

Happy National Pickleball Month!  How are you going to celebrate? 

When I step out of the Pickleball bubble and talk to people that don’t play, I’m surprised how many of them know about the sport.  Pickleball is only about 50 years old, it’s not on TV very often and it’s played mainly in North America. 

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9 people and companies you should be following in Pickleball

9 people and companies you should be following in Pickleball

April 03, 2018 0 Comments

As Pickleball grows, so does the options for Pickleball info.  We thought we’d put together a list of the must-see options on where to go.  Here is our first annual list of the 9 people or companies you should be following in Pickleball.

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Behind the scenes at Paddle Battle

Behind the scenes at Paddle Battle

March 27, 2018 0 Comments

I was able to watch some behind the scenes footage from the Paddle Battle held in Austin, TX during the SXSW festival in February.  For those who didn’t hear about it, it was Team (Andre) Agassi v. Team (Andy) Roddick playing Pickleball to raise money for their foundations.

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Pickle like you mean it!

Pickle like you mean it!

March 12, 2018 0 Comments

I received some great feedback about our Drop Shot Domination course from Anna Desrocher recently that made me smile.  She said:

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