Tag: pickleball

Relishing Pickleball: Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them (Part 2)

David Zapatka This 12-common-mistakes column began after playing with some very excited, highly-motivated, new pickleball players at our community courts recently. After playing a couple games, this question was posed to me, “What should we do to improve and become 3.5 players?” Last month, we reviewed the first two mistakes. This month, we take a…

What’s Happening in SunBird Pickleball?

Sue and JD

Marianna Buescher The SunBird Pickleball Club had a day of fun festivities on the courts where everyone dressed in their Christmas theme! JD and Sue got the prize for most festive players! Many players have returned to SunBird, so there are all levels of play in our community from 2.0 to 4.0 play. If you…

Pickleball News

Brad Taylor, Lisa Dingeldein, Marianna Buescher, and Dan Buescher

Suzanne Lipke Happy New Year 2021 from the SunBird Pickleball Club. We hope everyone is well and ready to have a better year—and play pickleball. We’d like to say welcome to some new neighbors and pickleball players: Joe and Lisa Dingeldein, Robert Morris, Jeff Seaman, Eileen Sievers, and Brad Taylor. We look forward to lots…

Relishing Pickleball: Dink Responsibly

David Zapatka Often called the most important shot in all of pickleball, the dink is the critical shot aspiring players must learn to improve their game. The dink is a shot hit slowly and softly into the opponents’ non-volley zone as close to the net as possible. If the opponent hits this ball hard, it…

Pickleball Players Honor First Responders

Greg Libby and Dave Walden

Suzanne Lipke The SunBird Pickleball Club has had a great summer—in spite of the COVID crisis, but we’re very glad for our cooler temperatures and the return of our northern friends. We played on Sept. 11, and wore our patriotic colors to honor the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, and all of our firemen…

Pickleball News

Christina Riley It’s been a hot summer, and we will continue with early hours: 7 to 9:30 a.m., Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Ad hoc games will be communicated via email sign up (SignUpGenius). Tentative winter hours: Tuesday: 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday: 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday: 2 to 5 p.m. Friday: 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday:…

Relishing Pickleball: Pickleball Bangers

David Zapatka Are you getting tired of playing the bangers? They have one strategy; hit the ball as hard as they can. They rarely hit third shot drop shots. What can you do? There are two options. The first is the punch volley, a volley hit hard and deep. The second is the soft volley,…

Pickleball Fun in the Sun!

Christina Riley Even with sizzling temps, these picklers are out for early morning play! The deets are the same as the past few months: Hours: Look for pickleball summer hours via email and in the glass case. Please utilize Signup Genius to ensure there are enough to play. Sanitizing: Bring your own hand sanitizer to…

Pickleball News

Julie Anderson

Christina Riley Yay! The courts are open, and the temps are sizzling! Hours: Look for pickleball summer hours via email and in the glass case. Please utilize Signup Genius to ensure there are enough to play. Sanitizing: Bring your own hand sanitizer to sanitize between matches. We have sanitizer for the balls, and balls and…