Tag: Pickleball

Pride Mechanical, LLC Sponsors a Court!

SPA Fundraising Co-chair, Shawne Cryderman; Pride Mechanical Owners, Christina and Allen Craighill; and SPA President, Peter Giljohann

Nancy Dowell SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) is thrilled to announce that Pride Mechanical, LLC has made a generous donation toward the construction of the new Ridgeview Pickleball Complex. This has earned them a plaque placed on one of the new courts. Community means everything to Pride Mechanical, LLC. Owners, Allen and Christina, grew up in…

Pickleball Press: SPA Coach, Frank Mucklo

Frank Mucklo

Frank Mucklo Frank Mucklo is a highly active member of SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA). A USTA competitive tennis player, Frank heard about a game called pickleball being played in SaddleBrooke. He tried it, was a natural at it, and was hooked. “In the first years here we played tennis until someone said there was a game called pickleball.…

Relishing Pickleball: The Ready Position

David Zapatka One of the most common errors I see on the pickleball court is not being ready to play. What does this mean? Being ready to play means a number of things. It means being focused on the point at hand. Paying attention to debris on the court, listening to what someone is saying,…

Pickleball Press—Player Development Program

New member Marci LeDuc is taking a clinic to prepare for a 3.0 rating.

Nancy Dowell Membership in SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) is on the rise. The summer has seen a spike in new memberships, and the club could not be more delighted to welcome the new members. Once a resident becomes a member of SPA, he or she may take advantage of all the player development program has…

Relishing Pickleball: The Overhead Smash

David Zapatka When your opponent hits the ball high in the air, above your shoulders, think overhead smash! The smash is one of the most fun shots in all of pickleball. It ends rallies with an exclamation point. Execute this fun, rally-ending shot using these seven steps: 1. Use many small steps to position your…

SPA Offers Introductory Lessons for Beginners

Shawne Cryderman Any SaddleBrooke resident is welcome to attend the introductory lesson. The focus of the introductory lesson is to allow people of all ages and skills to have the opportunity to get on the court and play this fun, phenomenal, full of “good times” game. At the end of the intro lesson, participants will…

Relishing Pickleball

David Zapatka Pickleball Bangers Are you getting tired of playing the bangers? They have one strategy; hit the ball as hard as they can. They rarely hit third shot drop shots. What can you do? There are two options. The first is the punch volley, a volley hit hard and deep. The second is the…

Pickleball Press: Sports Hydration

Nancy Dowell Pickleball pro and instructor, Sarah Ansboury, permitted me to pass along her advice for playing pickleball in the heat. “Yesterday we went out to practice in the middle of the day. Needless to say, it was hot out there. Several of the players were struggling after just a few games. Some worried about…