Pickleball is an Opportunity Tennis Needs to Take

Before Church today, I went to hit some tennis balls with my dad.  The two tennis courts at this park had two people on them.  The 3 pickleball courts had 12 people playing at all times and people sitting, watching, and waiting with camping chairs, coolers, and light snacks. A group of people hitting a…

Is Tennis Dying in the US? Part 3 – Mixed Signals

Prelude Is Tennis Dying in the US? Part 1 Is Tennis Dying in the US? Part 2 – Prognosis Negative The Good Places like The McCallie School in Chattanooga, TN have great facilities and more importantly have a lot of great people teaching and promoting tennis.  Tournaments such as the Derby City Championships present the…

Pickleball: Friend or Foe?

Prelude I first encountered pickleball when playing tennis nearly 10-years ago at a public park.  There were two courts on an upper terrace and one on a lower terrace at this particular park.  My opponent and I took the first available court and were on the upper terrace.  When the lower court cleared, a man…