Washington Destinations and Events

RISE Pickleball / Battle Point Park
Start Date:
August 4, 2023
End Date:
August 6, 2023
Bainbridge Island
United States
Battle Point Park


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best pickleball drill
Best Pickleball Drill

Here is the Best Pickleball Drill you can do to improve your game and win more points. Yes, this drill is used by many professional pickleball players, gold medal champions, and I simply call it

I Wanna Dink With Somebody

I Wanna Dink With Somebody Video – Behind the Scenes I just love this catchy tune and video! You may have seen this video making the rounds on social media early April 2020, if not

Barney McCallum – A Wonderful Life

The pickleball world has lost its last living founder, inventor and a pioneer of this great sport. Barney McCallum passed away at his home in Seattle, WA on Monday, November 18, 2019. He was 93

Wish Barney McCallum a Happy Birthday

Updated: 5/21/20 | May 21, 2020. Original post: July 2019 This was a very popular post because how often in a lifetime do you get a chance to send a birthday message to a co-founder

History of Pickleball – More Than 50 Years of Fun!

Yes, the first ever history book on the sport of pickleball is finally done! This three-year journey with my mom (co-author Beverly Youngren) has definitely been a challenge but we did it – Hellooooooo History

50 Years of Pickleball
Pickleball Turns 50

This year marked the golden anniversary of pickleball, and while some celebrations and festivities happened, there were not as many as I thought would have, or had even hoped for. I think it is a big

Happy 50th Birthday to Pickleball

Happy 50th birthday pickleball! Just think 50 years ago pickleball was created by families having fun one summer day on Bainbridge Island, WA. To celebrate this milestone Alex Hamner and I made the trek to

Bainbridge Island WA, Barney McCallum and pickleball clinic

In July I was hoping all would work out for a quick trip to Bainbridge Island, WA to visit with the last surviving founder of pickleball – Barney McCallum. All worked out!! Alex Hamner and

Seattle, Washington Pickleball Visit

On July 13, 2015, Alex Hamner and I caught the plane from San Diego at 6:00am and headed to Seattle for pickleball. We rented the cheapest rental car they had – see the bright colored muscle

First Ever Pickleball Court in Washington

In 2013, Joe Valenti from New York and me from California were in the Seattle area for a pickleball tournament. On a free day before the tournament started we both decided to make the trek

Teaching a pickleball class at Gig Harbor, WA

Next week Alex Hamner and I will be teaching a basic pickleball class at a YMCA in Gig Harbor, WA. If you are in the area come on by to learn – we’d both love

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