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Diadem edge 18k speed pro review 

Diadem have just released the Edge 18k Speed Pro, the new evolution of the Edge range. It’s billed a…

Better attacking dinking is as easy as turning on the TAPS

As players move through their pickleball career, they can no longer rely upon a healthy supply of un…

Diadem indoor Power Pickleball review

I was lucky to be one of the first people in the UK to try out a prototype indoor ball from Diadem. …

The spectrum of pickleballs

When I talk about differentiation in coach education courses, one of the most common topics I cover …

whoop Review

As regular readers of the blog will know, I love a gadget (and a new paddle): I’ve been toying with …

pickleball New Year Resolutions

If you are serious or even semi serious about your game and improvement, a new calendar year is ofte…

Selkirk Pro S1 Ball First Look 

The most recent big new pickleball ball release is the Selkirk Pro S1. I was lucky to be given some …

Better pickleball, one step at a time

Progression is often said to be in small steps in almost all skills and sports. Pickleball is no dif…

English Nationals Preparations

If you are getting ready to compete at English Nationals, especially if you are a first timer, it wo…

Therabody RecoveryTherm Cube review

In my seemingly never ending quest for ways to help my elbow survive the rigours of coaching and pla…

Diadem Pickleball Net Review

Some of you may have seen me teasing on Instagram a big parcel from Framework Sports/Diadem. Inside …

Thorlo pickleball socks review

In previous blogs, I’ve written about the importance of correct footwear and socks when playing pick…

Therabody RecoveryPulse Arm Review

If you’ve seen me around a pickleball court anytime recently, you will notice I wear a compression s…

How to prepare for a tournament Bonus blog: recovery

After writing the four part series on how to get ready for a multi day tournament, I realised that I…

How to prepare for a tournament Part Four

The final part of this series is the actual activity you do on the day. It can be broken into two ph…

How to prepare for a tournament Part Three

So we’ve prepared our fuelling, we’ve tested the products to make sure it suits our gut and we’ve pa…

How to prepare for a tournament Part Two

Part one of the blog was all about fuelling, both food and liquids. That Precision Hydration blog is…

How to prepare for a tournament Part One

Nutrition and hydration tips for tournament preparation and during the event Part one of a four post…

Now you can wear Skechers to play pickleball

If you read my previous blog on shoes for pickleball, I mentioned that your favourite Skechers weren…

How an item from the Nando’s menu can help you do better speed ups

In my blog posts, I always like to come up with cryptic titles. During the planning of a recent sess…

How tapping paddles between points can impact every shot you make in doubles

You’ll notice lots of established pickleball teams tap paddles after every point, whether they win t…

How to “SETTLE” your serving yips

One of the common problems pickleball players find is that they get the serve “yips”: it…

Why your pickleball shots need to be PAMPERed

When working with some new coaching clients recently, one player mentioned that they hit a great sho…

Disguise shots and how to use lack of power

In a previous blog, I wrote at length about how to reset and use gentle blocks to take the heat out …

Why a character from Animal Crossing can win you more pickleball matches

In the original GameCube version of the Nintendo game Animal Crossing, there was a character called …

Why No Man’s land is actually the ZOO

In the early days of pickleball in the UK, there was a school of thought that after hitting a return…

“Shoes-ston, we have a problem”

Forgive the Apollo 13 pun in the title but it captures the importance of the topic and my own person…

A trip forward in time with a “super car” paddle

I’ve been the lucky recipient of the only Diadem Vice paddle in Europe: not due to my sponsorship wi…

You want to buy the pickleball player in your life a gift for xmas

It’s almost that time of year when thoughts turn to the festive season and the pickleball player in …

So you’ve started playing pickleball…

You’ve played a few games, grasped scoring (most of the time 😂) and are hooked: what are the first s…

The double deuce

A solo pickleball drill that’s needs just you, a court with a net and a bucket of balls (marke…

Blogs coming soon

What are they going to be about? Watch this space for thoughts on pickleball in general, tips, drill…

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