Tuesday, December 11, 2018

10th ARC Christmas Pickleball Potluck Party

10th ARC Christmas Pickleball Potluck Party with about 60 players. We enjoyed so many delicious foods: appetizers, devilled eggs, shrimps, pizza, samosa, finger foods and desserts. Thank you to Gerry, Phyllis and carol singers from Chilliwack Pickleball playing and singing Christmas carols for us. It was a wonderful fun time together!



Thursday, December 6, 2018

Pickleball Websites and Books

Pickleball Websites
www.pickleballchilliwack.com Chilliwack area info places to play in Chilliwack area
www.pickleballbc.ca BC info - join for free, find places to play in BC. tournaments
www.pickleballcanada.org  Canadian Pickleball info
www.usapa.org USA and world info

Beginners
Beginning Basics of Pickleball 3 short beginner videos on basics
https://youtu.be/xEYsymCtIDY (a must watch before you begin playing)
Wall drills broken into Beginner,
https://youtu.be/DSEzQBRh35M Intermediate, Advanced

More Information
The following 2 instructors are 5.0 skill level, great for beginners & advanced players
Deb Harrison youtude videos 20+ short training videos
www.youtube.com/channel/UCyhmm99XaLz9t-gHxiHBv-g/videos
Sarah Ansbury youtube videos 15+ short training videos
www.youtube.com/channel/UCHuN2VCgXnwESfgmDTF-Ldg/feed

Great Books – amazon / ebay
Smart Pickleball by Prem Carnot - the pickleball guru (163 pages)
Pickleball Fundamentals by USA Pickleball Association with Mary Littlewood (159 pages)

Just published: History of Pickleball - More Than 50 Years of Fun!  Available on Amazon.com Paperback $24.95 by Jennifer Lucore  (Author), Beverly Youngren  (Author)


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

2018 USAPA Nationals

Nationals $75,000 Prize Money Breakdown

2018 USAPA Nationals pays equal across the board regardless of age and gender. Each open (under age 50) and senior open (50+) singles, mixed doubles and gender doubles players were paid the same for 1st through 4th place finishes.

1st place = $2,250
2nd place = $1,300
3rd place = $750
4th place = $400

Note: prize money total is actually $75,200!