My Secret Weapon for Better Pickleball – The Wrist Ball

I’ve been playing pickleball for nearly two years and I’m always on the lookout for something that can help me play better. I focus on serving well and moving quickly, especially near the net.

Recently, I found a great tool that’s really helped: the wrist ball.

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Pickleball Accessories As Gifts or Self Love

Anyone who has played pickleball with me, knows I am a hug fan of pickleball accessories. From my stupidly funky socks to trotting out the latest fitness tracker, I’m not shy about being a consumerist.

And pickleball players are known fanatics when it comes to buying anything and everything to improve their game, which is why pickleball accessories are huge! While the standard paddles, balls, and court shoes are must-haves, there are plenty of unconventional accessories that can really step up your play and increase your good time on the court. Some even help avoid those achy joints and annoying injuries that come with the turf.

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Protect Your Pickleball Gear: How to Label Your Paddle and Balls

As a pickleball player, how many times has someone walked away with your paddle or ball? As the sport continues to surge in popularity, more and more paddles and balls are hitting the courts during open play “disappearing.” With so much equipment changing hands, it’s important to take steps to protect your property.

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Writing your name on your paddle and marking your balls can help avoid mix-ups, unintentional swapping, and even outright theft. With the average paddle costing north of $100 and balls averaging $1.50 each, you’ll want to protect these investments. Heck, you better be extra careful with the most expensive pickleball paddles.

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How to Use the Chirp Wheel to Improve Your Pickleball Stretches

I’m always on the lookout for effective ways to manage my back pain and enhance my flexibility, and pickleball stretches make a world of difference.

Without boring you about my Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain issues, the quest for relief led me to discover the Chirp Wheel, a tool that has enhanced my pre and post-game routines. 

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I want to share how incorporating the Chirp Wheel into my pickleball sessions has immensely helped in relieving back pain and improving my overall performance on the court.

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Stocking Stuffers for Pickleball Players That Are Inexpensive

If you are not a pickleball player, you are probably sick and tired of hearing about the sport. The paddle game went from an unknown to a novelty to being borderline ubiquitous!

Since your family and friends who play pickleball will not stop talking about the sport, why not feed their hunger? From small birthday gifts to stocking stuffers, there are plenty of affordable pickleball gifts that will make the player in your life smile.

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Cute Pickleball Paddles Bring Style to the Court

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Slay the court in style with these cute pickleball paddles! Elevate your look as you elevate your game!

Whether you’re a seasoned player looking to add some flair to your repertoire or just starting out with pickleball and want gear as flashy as your wicked backhand, we’ve got you covered.

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Say goodbye to boring paddles! From floral prints to geometric patterns, bold colors to boho vibes, we’re serving up pickleball paddles that offer both performance and panache. No need to sacrifice function for fashion with these choices that bring power, precision, AND personality. Read on for our roundup of the most stylish paddles that will have you looking as good as you play!

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The Best Pickleball Paddle Under $150 Is…

After playing a whole lot of pickleball in 2023, Pickleball Rookie has picked the best pickleball paddle under $150. OK, so maybe the best SIX! 🙂

Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in America. With its fun gameplay and affordable equipment, it’s easy to see why pickleball is so popular. One of the key pieces of gear is finding the right paddle that matches your playstyle and budget. We’ve rounded up the best pickleball paddles under $150, showcasing a mix of control, power, spin, and versatility to upgrade your game.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Spinshot Pickleball Machine

The world of pickleball has experienced a significant surge in popularity over the past few years and pickleball machines have come along for the ride. As players continue to look for ways to refine their skills and gain a competitive edge, advanced training tools like the Spinshot Pickleball Machine have come to the forefront. If you’re considering adding this machine to your training regimen so you can practice pickleball alone, here’s a comprehensive look at what it offers.

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How to Pick Pickleball Paddles for Tennis Players

Moving from tennis to pickleball is arguably one of the smoothest transitions you can make in the realm of racquet and paddle sports, especially when you consider the initial learning curve. After a childhood of tennis, all I need was one pickleball lesson and I was good to go.

Like any sport, adapting to new rules, strategies, and, of course, equipment like the pickleball paddle can be a challenge. In this guide, we shed light on the top pickleball paddles most suitable for tennis enthusiasts transitioning to pickleball. And in case you’re wondering, this (former) tennis player opts for the Engage Pursuit MX. 🙂

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Best Pickleball Paddle for Tennis Elbow: A Comprehensive Guide

Finding a pickleball paddle amongst so many choices is a challenge. Finding a pickleball paddle that prevents tennis elbow, even more of a daunting task! This guide aims to simplify that process by highlighting the crucial aspects to consider and offering a curated list of top-performing paddles in the market.

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