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Posted by Claudia Fontana at Dec 10, 2014 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )


Rule 6.D.8

Any ball that cannot be called "OUT" is presumed to be "IN".

The player cannot claim a  "LET" (replay) because the ball was not seen.

The oppenent's opinion can be requested, and if the oppenent says the ball was "IN" ..or.. the oppenent could not see it the ball must be declared "IN"

SO.. when in doubt... it's "IN" 

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Posted by Claudia Fontana at Dec 10, 2014 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )

SIMON is a great cardio work and assisted several of this years Arnold Fest winners in their development and winning form. Schedule a time for individual or group workouts.. Talk to Claudia about details.

SIMON the PERFECT Pickleball Parnter. 

From the drawing board to the hard court "SIMON" is the first heavy duty pickleball practice ball throwing machine, designed just for Pickleball.

A portable, self contained, battery operated pickleball pitching machine, Simon delivers.

Made in the USA "SIMON" can shoot you balls from 10-30mph at various feed speeds including soft dinks, high lobs and fast volleys. This machine can make your practice session a full blown aerobic workout and pitch you 70-160 balls in one load with a multitude of feeding speeds varing between 4 -10 second intervals.  NOW THAT'S A WORK OUT! 

With adjustable speeds and heights SIMON will get your game into gear and move you up to a whole new level of the game.

For more details go to:


When contacting them tell them Claudia sent you.

Simon is  available for use by request. See Claudia for details.  

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Southern PB news from the VIllages

Posted by Claudia Fontana at Nov 30, 2014 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
Mary H. has kindly taken time to send up some Pickleball news from The Villages in FLA. I can't seem to get them loaded but if you want to read a few fine articles ask me and I'll gladly share.. I'll have them at the Civic.
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Great reads

Posted by Claudia Fontana at Nov 30, 2014 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Here are is a selection of books on Pickleball from some of the experts and teachers in the world of Pickleball.

Several are available on Kindle or in hard copy.. Great information to improve your game. Click the Handout Link. 

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Legal Serve

Posted by Claudia Fontana at Nov 25, 2014 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )

The serve must be made with an underhand stroke so that contact with the ball is made below waist level.

 Your waist is defined as the navel level

RULE 4.A.1.

The arm must be moving in an upward arc and the paddle head shall be below the wrist when it strikes the ball

(the paddle head is that part of the paddle excluding handle).

BIG OFFENSIVE MISTAKE --  the highest point of the paddle head cannot be above any part of line formed where the wrist joint bends.

Keep that paddle head completely below your wrist.

Stepping into the court before the ball is contacted is ILLEGAL ( Some indoor rules may differ due to space, know your local indoor rules)

Josh and Zack Grubbs  put together a video of what is legal.. Take a peek.