As a converted tennis player, I have been playing pickleball competitively for the last several years. I am excited to be part of the pickleball community in the Washington, DC area and to help introduce the game to you and our youth.
What’s not to like! It’s fast paced, employs lots of tactics, is great exercise…and, most of all, is fun! The game is affordable, appeals to all age groups and is very, very social.
Yes and no. Hand eye coordination is obviously a must, but not as necessary compared to tennis. In pickle ball, there are completely different strategies and tactics which make this game so intriguing…it’s much more than tennis on a short court.
To me, they are exactly the opposite. Other than hitting a ball, I consider pickleball to be a defensive and patient game. The best players hit a series of defensive exchanges to their opponents…first one to make a mistake loses! There really is nothing like serve and volley as in tennis or a kill shot as in racquetball or squash.
I’m in a period of transition. I definitely like stable paddles to give me support when volleying. I also find that the extra stability gives me an advantage when driving the ball. I used to use XYZ, but have transitioned to a Prince paddle.
There are dozens from which to choose. I like the Onix indoor if playing on an indoor basketball court. They also work well on clay (this is not a typo). If playing outdoors or indoors on asphalt, definitely the Dura 40 outdoor.
Lessons can be scheduled by contact us here through the website.
Keep your game “below the net,”