Articles and Videos
- Pickleball Wizard promotion starring many of our BCPA members!, 20 Jul 2020
- Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest play pickle ball with Ben & Collin Johns, 8 Oct 2021
- Today Show cast play a mini-tournament, 4 Nov 2021
- "How Pickleball Won Over Everyone" - article in Vanity Fair, Nov 2021
- Pickleball's popularity on the rise across the country" - GMA 3, 29 Jun 2022
- "What's All the Racket About Pickleball?" - article in Parade, 22 Jul 2022
- "Pickleball Raises Our Social Capital" - opinion article in Washington Post, 30 Aug 2022
- "Pickleball is exploding, and it’s getting messy" - Front Page article in Washington Post, 20 Sep 2022
- "Pickleball is for everyone’: Inside America’s fastest growing sport" - National Geographic cover story, 17 Oct 2022
- "Meet the teen queen of professional pickleball" - Washington Post, 19 Oct 2022
- "5 Reasons Behind the Meteoric Rise of Pickleball" - Success, 1 Nov 2022
- 'Age doesn't matter': Fairfax County 18-year-old surges to pickleball pro tour - Local ABC News story, 6 Feb 2023
- Pickleball power - Costco Connection story, May 2023
YouTube videos ... PB lessons
- For quick tips on position and shots to improve your game, check out Pickelball 411:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n0wVXVO8o4 Third Shot Drop, for example
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQa0N5TtSW0 For those who are hesitant to move up to the net (play at the Kitchen Line)
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plXkpzRVaq4 Basic Dink shot
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ft9R_sBgf3c Pickleball slice
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAUYwOu9iJ0 Third Shot Drop
v=GYfCah5kl0g ... Hitting down the middle on serve return ... HMMMMM?
v=ppZKK_zqs_Y Jeff Shank - Villages FL ... Covers ALL ... This guy is great!
v=plXkpzRVaq4 Basic Dink (audio background ... ugh)
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlcfSiCGshg Some good strategy tips for a variety of situations
- https://youtu.be/c8XpasxBrrI This video is good on why to dink. He is talking about us.
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvO9jR6N9JI Pickleball Rules-The Definitive Guide to CALLING OUT BALLS
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WukkhLZLLqU Respect the X to protect the middle, an advanced pickleball strategy that applies all the time.
Training videos from In2Pickle thanks to member Robert Lynch
- Everyone Wants To Spin The Pickleball | Are Spins Right for Pickleball Game?
- Scooping Your Pickleball Dinks? | Fix This Common Pickleball Error
- MASTER the pickleball dink & THIRD SHOT | Throw/Toss them
- No 2 Error in Pickleball - How This Error can have a Negative Impact on Every Point you Play
- Shaping the Shot – Deep Thoughts
- Third Shot Drop - Long Dink | Optimal Technique
- Reduce Pickleball Mistakes by Focusing on your Shot Follow-Through
- How to Understand Pickleball Ball Spins so that You can take Action Before the Bounce of the Ball
Pickleball Paddle Selection - YouTube Links:
v=AFp9D8qXD5c (Selkirk Paddles - audio not too good)
v=R3jnci0tvQ4 (Paddles - Total Pickleball)
v=WrJ3OHqHfoQ (Paddles - Russel Ward)
v=7HMSB1eQtl8 (Paddles - BetterPickleball.com CJ Johnson)
v=siaxE_4mBuU (Paddles Total Pickleball)
Other Pickleball Resources
- Download Paddle Speed Test
- Fairfax County Park Takes lists PB Lessons (Beginner and Intermediate) at several locations. - 10 weeks - For the price, contact them.
- Green Acres Senior Center, 703-273-6090, offers beginner PB lessons - call for next class
- Tennis DNA is the Conservancy authorized company to provide Pickleball lessons at Burke Centre courts