Thursday, July 30, 2015

Pickleball Tips

It is very important to understand "Coverage" of the court (with your partner) relative to the position of the ball in your opponents court.  See diagram above.

1.  If the ball is directly opposite you (not diagonally opposite), you must cover your line.  This shot down the line is the easiest (highest percentage) shot for your opponent.  Shot A.

2.  Your partner will cover the middle.  He/she is responsible for Shot B.

3.  Shot C is very low percentage and your partner may get to it, but if she/he does both clap and congratulate your opponent on a nice shot.

4.  If the ball is opposite both of you in the middle, you both cover the middle.  Make them angle the shot toward either line.  Much lower percentage.  If they hit it hard, the ball could carry out wide.  If they dink, one of you can get to it.

5.  The game becomes much easier if you just employ the above coverages.  Of course, you have to keep the ball in play and/or "place" a winner.  Patience and Placement....don't forget the two "P's."

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Pickleball Portable Storage Bin

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One of the perks of being a USAPA Ambassador (or on-site coordinator).  You are in charge of the portable storage bin.  Nets, paddles, balls, USAPA sign, fold-up table, painter's tape, chalk, tape measure, markers, clipboards, string (weights to hold down string in case you are chalking all by yourself), etc.  BTW, there is a broom/squeegee in there.  Wouldn't have it any other way (except when I go to Costco)!

Pickleball Ambassadors State of Hawaii

Congratulations to new Hawaii pickleball Ambassadors Ted Steinberg (Princeville, Kauai) and Pilahi Gregg (Kailua, Oahu).  Ted just completed his first month of "ambassadorizing" on the north shore of Kauai and he has quite a group playing at Emmalani Park in Princeville.  Pilahi was just named an Ambassador in Kailua (Oahu), but she and her group have been playing at the Kailua Public Tennis Courts (behind the Kailua Public Library) for quite some time.  See the website for more information on "Places To Play."

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Pickleball Information For Hawaii

Aloha and E Komo Mai

Welcome to our informational blog related to all things pickleball here in Hawaii.  Our area ambassadors and site coordinators keep me informed as to what is happening on the islands of Kauai, Oahu, Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii.  Lots of pickleball being played.

Please bookmark us and check in occasionally to see how the game is progressing here in the islands.