Pickle Ball

Welcome!

Pickleball Reddit Feed - Mon, 07/23/2018 - 15:09

Subreddit based on original post here

Hi everyone! I'm creating this group for those of us who would like to practice tennis with other beginners in Richmond. Why a subreddit, you ask? Well we're all already here, and MeetUp wanted me to pay $15/month to start a group, so there ya go. Feel free to introduce yourself and post what days/times are best for you to play so we can all connect! If you'd like to play a game one day, feel free to create a post and see who is available! Tagging encouraged.

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Rule clarification regarding entering the kitchen after a volley hit.

Pickleball Reddit Feed - Mon, 07/23/2018 - 12:53

Suppose my opponent hits a high shot that I jump from mid-court to return. I successfully return the shot and land near the kitchen, but not in it or on the line. My momentum is still going forward and I struggle to not step in the kitchen.

If my opponent hits the ball to return my shot, can I then step into the kitchen to regain my balance? At what point is my step into the kitchen after a volley not a fault?

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Why we play

Pickleball Reddit Feed - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 18:59
I just read an article on Facebook in which the writer wanted to know if, in a pickleball tournament situation, it is considered poor sportsmanship to attack the weaker player of a doubles team. I think the answer depends on why you play the game. I see two groups of people who play pickleball and will admit that it is possible, but difficult, to be a member of both groups. Group One I will call the Socials. This group plays for the exercise and the fun of the game. They like to play with partners of different ability levels and are generally more tolerant of newbie players. Their main interest is in prolonging a rally and if they win the point that's fine but they are not disappointed if it goes against them. They are motivated to improve their techniques in order to have more fun playing not necessarily to win more games. They would rather lose 15 to 13 than win 11 to 1. Generally, they will not concentrate their fire on a weak player and often try to “ease up” a bit and give the weaker player an opportunity to hit the ball rather than take the kill shot. They feel bad if their hard overhead smash shot strikes their opponent despite the fact that getting hit with a pickleball rarely causes any physical damage. They seem to enjoy the time chatting between matches as long as it is not to prolonged. Tournaments are of little interest to them. Overall, the interest is in the play of the game not wins. Group Two I will call the Competitors. They also play for the exercise and the fun of the game but with a bit more emphasis on scoring points. They are most comfortable playing with equals or more proficient players and don't enjoy playing with or against newbies. Rallies are nice but winning the point is important. They are motivated to improve so they can progress up to playing even stronger players and do well in tournaments. Chatting is fine as long as it is a deconstruction the most recent game or discussing new Pickleball techniques. Their game is a much more aggressive and they can't help exploiting a weakness in their opponent. The overhead smash that hits the opponent in the chest is a good shot and they feel that getting hit with a pickleball shot is more embarrassing than dangerous. The Competitors seek out tournaments and try to find partners that improve their chances of advancing. Is one group better than the other? Certainly not, there is room in this game for both groups. They all love the game but for different reasons. To the Socials concentrating on deliberately hitting at a weak player is not part of their game but they usually understand that it is a necessity in tournament play. The Competitors recognize they need to tone down when playing with Socials but it is difficult for them to do so. Can these groups interact? It is beneficial for the Socials to play with the more experienced people occasionally; it is a good way to improve their game. The Competitors benefit by playing with the less experienced people and helping the them to elevate their play, thus creating a larger pool of players for them to compete with. We were all newbies at one time. It is a rare person who can participate in both groups comfortably, but they do exist; it is a great pleasure to play with or against them. submitted by /u/BaltimoreBarry to r/Pickleball
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Tennis is boring and terrible.

Pickleball Reddit Feed - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 18:54

I have no idea who can sit and watch a long and drawn out tennis game that's hot as all hell, and the jackasses who designed those buildings thought that they shouldn't adding air conditioning. I don't even know what goes on in their minds. It's so boring because it's always just two people hitting the ball until one of them fucks up and hits it in the net or misses hitting it. It's never interesting, the person who serves always bounces it a fucktilion amount of times before throwing it in the air. Their grunts are so damn annoying and the ladies always have to make their dumb sex noises. At least baseball, which I also think is boring, get interesting sometimes. The scoring in tennis doesn't make any sense and it's in french. The crowd never gets excited unless if one of the players fuck up. Every game is long and drawn out like I said, and only gets more long when it's tied.

And no, the championships like Roland Garros or Wimbledon are not interesting to me. It's always has to be the same jackasses winning the championship every year. The olympic tennis is the same. I also hate badminton, table tennis and pickleball because they're all the same concept just mildly different.

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Pickles in Denver?

Pickleball Reddit Feed - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 11:48

Hey everyone, I've just recently started to pick up pickleball. I've been an avid racquetballer for the last decade and so i'm not terrible. I'm going to be in Denver from 7/13 to 7/17 and was wondering if there are any good spots for a game and when they might be playing. I know where i'm from we have pretty structured times on when people show up otherwise you find an empty court.

I'll be staying downtown so anything close to that would be preferred but i'm really not picky.

Casey

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Best face material for producing spin?

Pickleball Reddit Feed - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 07:34

Pickleball novice here. I'm looking into buying a paddle, but I've heard different things regarding core/surface material considerations. I can appreciate why you might want a lighter or heavier paddle, or one with a softer core that absorbs the impact with the ball. What other considerations are there? Is the ability to impart spin a significant consideration? If so, why don't paddles have rubber surfaces à la ping pong paddles to better grip the ball? What physically distinguishes a $30 composite paddle and a $100 one?

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How’d y’all fare with the new ratings?

Pickleball Reddit Feed - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 20:25

I was pretty happy, but very confused.

I’ve only played with one mixed partner, and she’s only played with me, and we’re 1.5 points away from each other. Anyone else with strange experiences?

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Do I really need net adjusters?

Pickleball Reddit Feed - Thu, 07/05/2018 - 00:01

If I'm just playing casually with friends, will it really make a big difference to play on a 36' tennis net?

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Beginner Paddle Suggestions

Pickleball Reddit Feed - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 10:46

New to Pickleball, I find myself often hitting the ball too hard and out of bounds. I’ve been playing with borrowed paddles that are a little heavier around 8.0 ounces. I have a good amount of upper body strength but lack the control as I’m inexperienced with racket sports. Should I be targeting a lightweight paddle? Not sure how much of a difference the paddle weight really makes. I found a Gamma Neutron 2.0 for $65 on amazon that looks to be a good deal for a solid paddle. It’s on the light side at only 7.0 ounces. Looking for some advice.

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Pickleball Courts

Pickleball Reddit Feed - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 16:09

Hi! I was wondering if anyone knows of any good places to learn about and play Pickleball. I am seeing its popularity grow and would like to try it out. Any info would be great!

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