Pickleball Christmas Decorations and Poem

Pickleball Christmas Decorations
Tis the season for more pickleball holiday decorations and a Christmas pickleball poem. I love this season! The above pickleball decorations are from Jackie (Bend, OR), Janet (NJ), Somchai (CA)and Richelle. And, if you need inspiration or more cool ideas for pickleball decorating, be sure to click last year’s very popular:
Click here: CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS post full of MORE ideas to decorate your holiday tree.

If you have festive pickleball decorations please share them in the below comments. It is always great to be inspired and motivated to create.

My clever and talented pickleball friend Keith, from Gig Harbor, WA, just whipped up this fun poem for you to enjoy:

12 Days of Pickleball Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
A pickleball in a pear tree.

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
Two overheads—and a pickleball in a pear tree.

On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
Three bench hens, two overheads—and a pickleball in a pear tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
Four calling nerds, three bench hens, two overheads—and a pickleball in a pear tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
Five golden blings!
Four calling nerds, three bench hens, two overheads—and a pickleball in a pear tree.

Keith James - Author of 12 Days of Pickleball

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
Six geezers playing—five golden blings—
Four calling nerds, three bench hens, two overheads—and a pickleball in a pear tree.

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
Seven studs a swinging, six geezers playing—five golden blings—four calling nerds, three bench hens, two overheads—and a pickleball in a pear tree.

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
Eight dames a dropping, seven studs a swinging: six geezers playing—five golden blings—four calling nerds, three bench hens, two overheads—and a pickleball in a pear tree.

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true gave to me:
Nine ladies looping, eight dames a dropping, seven studs a swinging: six geezers playing—five golden blings—four calling nerds, three bench hens, two overheads—and a pickleball in a pear tree.On the tenth day of Christmas, my true gave to me:Ten lords a lunging, nine ladies looping, eight dames a dropping, seven studs a swinging: six geezers playing—five golden blings—four calling nerds, three bench hens, two overheads—and a pickleball in a pear tree.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:Eleven picklers paddling, ten lords a lunging, nine ladies looping, eight dames a dropping, seven studs a swinging: six geezers playing—five golden blings—four calling nerds, three bench hens, two overheads—and a pickleball in a pear tree.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
Twelve dinkers dinking, eleven picklers paddling, ten lords a lunging, nine ladies looping, eight dames a dropping, seven studs a swinging: six geezers playing—five golden blings—four calling nerds, three bench hens, two overheads—and a pickleball in a pear tree!

Christmas Tree with Pickleball Decorations
Holiday cheer from Tom, Fort Myers, FL.

 

Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Do you have a great holiday pickleball craft you’d like to share? If so, feel free to post your creation in the comments below. I love Christmas decorations with pickleballs!

4 comments on “Pickleball Christmas Decorations and Poem”

  1. My annual Christmas poem for our 130-member Pickleball Clubb at a Del Webb 55+ Active Adult community in Richmond, Texas:

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the Webb,
    Not a creature was playing, not a Kenji, Mark, or Deb.
    Three paddles were hung in the stacker with care
    In hopes that a 4th soon would be there.

    The players were nestled all snug in their beds
    While visions of Pickling danced in their heads
    And Betsy in her kerchief and I in my tattered cap
    had just awoken from a short evening nap.

    When out on the courts, there rose such a noise.
    An early morning match between the girls and the boys
    A fierce battle was on, women vs men,
    Bernie and Dahlia against Pat and Jen.

    The slams were slammed and the dinks were dunked,
    But in the end, the men were skunked
    “Where is everybody, where’s all the rest?
    Four full courts is always the best!”

    A GroupME text went out to all far and near,
    Golf carts and SUVs began to appear.
    First to arrive was Bobbi and Jeff,
    Recently married, he was a jolly old elf

    More rapid than a Leeser slam, more players came
    And the elf whistled and shouted and called them by name.
    “Now Linda, now Grace, now one of you named Gary
    On Brad, on Peggy, on Jan, Bob, and Barry
    To the front of the gates, To the open courts
    Off to play Pickleball, the best of all sports!”

    Over on court 1, a game had begun,
    Levys vs Beals, having pickleball fun!

    Court 2 had a second game startin’
    Tina and Sam against Sue and Mike Martin

    On court 3, were two called the Dink Sisters
    After a lost first point, a quick call came, “That’s enough Mister!”

    Court 4 had Michelle and Judy vs two guys named Paul,
    Everyone’s chasing a little yellow ball.

    After two hours of play on this Christmas Eve
    some players slowly started to leave
    And the elf was heard to say, “As God is my witness,
    Pickleball is all about Fun, Friends, and Fitness”!

    And as golf carts and SUVs drove out of sight
    All players exclaimed “Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!”

  2. Thanks so much for The Pickleball Christmas Decorations and the Pickleball Poem. Our church has Pickleball every Monday night and i put the poem on our church site and also on our FBCWooPoetry FB site. Usually we try to give credit to the poet, but I do not have his name (only Keith). Could you please send a gracious “thank you” to Keith. I hope that it was OK that I shared this on our site. Pickleball has been a wonder time of playing, competition, spirit, and community. Keith has picked of the spirit very well.

    1. Hello James, thanks so much for your comment and I love that you are sharing the poem – this will make Keith very happy 🙂 Hugs!

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