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I Played 1,000 Pickleball Games in 8 Months

Thursday, September 7th, 2023

THE FACTS: Click here to see the spreadsheet I used to track the games. It took 137 days to play 1,004 games Game 1 was played on January 2nd Game 1,000 was played on September 6th I averaged 7.3 games per day of playing pickleball I had 837 wins I had 167 losses My winning percentage came out to 83.4% I played in 10 different states 15 games were the most I played in a day which happened on May 9 in Peoria, IL 3 games were the least amount I played in a day and that happened on three occasions I went through four pairs of shoes I went through four paddles I played 78 of the 137 days at LifeTime Allen I played over 70% of the games alongside my wife, Amanda. That’s 700+ games played together – we never argued once 😉 We typically played in the evening, 7:30 PM was a good start time for us (after bedtime for our children) THE STORY: I like a good fitness challenge. In 2021, I rowed 1,000,000 meters. In 2022, my wife and I had our second child. In 2023, I went on a quest to play 1,000 pickleball games. I will spare you the speech on why pickleball is the fastest growing sport and how the median age has dropped to under 35 years old. Instead, you simply need to know that pickleball is just plain fun! My wife and I were having so much fun playing pickleball we decided to launch a pickleball training app called, Pickle Better to address the greatest threat to pickleball = pickleball injuries! I couldn’t think of a better way to gather data and market feedback then play alongside fellow pickleball enthusiasts. At the beginning of 2023, I joined as many “open…

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My Pickleball Gear

Sunday, August 21st, 2022

Have you played pickleball? It is one of the fastest growing sports in America and my goodness it sure is fun! Pickleball is the middle child between tennis and ping-pong, and has a rich history beginning just outside of Seattle, Washington in 1965. For beginner pickleball players, watch these two videos: Video 1: Pickleball rules for beginners Video 2: How to keep score in pickleball? For intermediate / advanced pickleball players, see these three resources: Video 3: How to stack in pickleball? Download stacking cheat sheet (JPEG) Learn your player skill rating (1.0 – 5.5+) Here is my pickleball gear setup (click on each image for a purchase link):

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