Pickleball is Exploding!
The growth of pickleball is absolutely exploding — and for good reason. It is fun. It's competitive. It’s social. It’s active. It reduces stress and it will create and reinforce healthy habits in those that play. Dubbed the “fastest growing sport in America," the sport of pickleball is currently comprised of approximately 4.8 million players in the United States — according to the 2022 Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) Participant Report.
Learn to Play
With the explosion in popularity, more people than ever are intrigued (and many addicted) by the sport that's played with a hard, plastic perforated ball and paddle on a court about one-fourth the size of a tennis court. Click here to learn how to play pickleball and begin mastering the rules, proper etiquette and scoring for both singles and doubles.
Perhaps you’ve only been playing pickleball for a relatively short period of time. Perhaps you’ve never picked up a paddle. In either case, the following will help you navigate the “what,” “where” and “how” of pickleball. Of course, the “who” is “you” and the “when” is “now!!!” See you on the courts!!![Read More]
What's Your Skill Level?
Whether you are a Pickleball Beginner, or are addicted to the sport and are hungry to improve, PickleballMAX has you covered!
In addition to possessing fundamental shot-making technique, winning pickleball requires strategy development and execution on the court.
Learn to develop strategy that will help you improve your decision-making and, ultimately, help you defeat various styles of pickleball — including “bangers,” lobbers and dinkers.
Learning to execute fundamentally-sound shots on the court is critical for skill development, consistency and winning pickleball.
Learn the proper technique for executing dinks, drives, drops, volleys, serves and specialty shots. Don’t forget, however, about your grip and your ready position. They are both equally crucial for success.
Getting ready to play in your first pickleball tournament? Click here to learn how best to compete in tourneys as well as how to run and manage your own tournament. Looking for reviews of pickleball tournament management software? We've got you covered.
Pickleball tournaments are exciting for both new players to the sport and seasoned veterans. Tournaments are an opportunity to showcase your skills and compete with players locally, regionally or nationally. For the tournament director, it’s also fun – but comes with additional challenges. Either way, PickleballMAX has you covered.[Read More]
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Want to Improve? Need Help Managing your Next Tournament or Corporate Event? Work with Todd!
We've got you covered. Todd has competed at both the 4.5 and 5.0 levels and has been playing the sport since 2014. He served as "head tournament referee" at the Middletown, OH USAPA sanctioned pickleball tournament for over 4 years. For approximately two years, he was the "Pickleball Specialist" at a Community Center where he managed the pickleball program for 150+ seniors. He currently gives private lessons, hosts clinics and organizes tournaments at outdoor pickleball courts and indoor sports facilities in Ohio.
Lessons, Clinics and Video Analysis
Are you an individual or pickleball club that desires individual, small group or larger group lessons or clinics? Schedule time with Todd, an IPTPA Level II Certified Pickleball Teaching Professional.
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