Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Port Townsend: Pickleball Courts At Mountain View and High School

In 2016 and 2017, the Port Townsend Pickleball Players had Painting Parties to create four courts on the Mountain View basketball courts. In July 2019, the Port Townsend Pickleball Club Serving East Jefferson County had a painting party at the Port Townsend High School Tennis Courts and created four pickleball courts. (2019 Summer Schedule, Pickleball Painting Party Photos)

  • Port Townsend High School 1500 Van Ness Street: 4 Outside Courts Map
  • Mt. View 1925 Blaine Street: 4 Outside/2 Inside Courts  

Port Townsend Pickleball Club Serving East Jefferson County

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

PT pickleball players take gold at State Senior Games

PT Leader August 14, 2018
by Kirk Boxleitner

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All five pickleball players from Port Townsend who took part in the Washington State Senior Games in Lakewood won gold medals in their respective age and skill divisions.

Lynn Pierle, one of the PT players, explained divisions with four or fewer entries went into a round robin format, while those with five or more entries were sorted into bracket play.

“Bracket play usually involves more games,” Pierle said. “The skill ranges from 3.0 to 5.0, with 5.0 being the 'pro' level, and they often combined skill levels.”

The State Senior Games' Pickleball Tournament ran Aug. 4-5, at Clover Park High School in Lakewood, with Pierle, Bob Bruns, Jeannie Ramsey, Rick Kelley and Doug Warren representing Port Townsend.

When asked what got her and her Port Townsend teammates into pickleball in the first place, Pierle credited the Mountain View YMCA playing an “instrumental” role in helping to grow the sport locally. (Read More)

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Pickleball Beginner Tips Reduce Unforced Errors Video Resource Guide

NOTE: This is a work in progress. Welcome to the rabbit hole

Before you can run, you must learn how to walk
Before you can walk, you must learn how to crawl

Unforced errors kill the pickleball fun factor
Unforced errors are frustrating
Unforced errors make you cuss on court
Unforced errors make you throw your paddle
Unforced errors make you doubt yourself
Unforced errors shake your confidence
Unforced errors make you lose
Unforced errors are the difference between 3.5 and 4.5 players

Become a Student Of The Game

Be Consistent

  1. Ball Control: Consistently Bounce ball on paddle (Ball/Paddle) Developing Ball Control
  2. Ball Control: Consistently hit ball on a backboard to develop muscle memory
  3. Ball Control: Consistently hit ball anywhere on the court - Pickleball Basic Strokes
  4. Serve: Consistently get your serve in - Pickleball Pendulum Serve, Pickleball Serves
  5. Return of Serve: Consistently get your return of serve in
  6. Non Volley Zone: Consistently hit the ball over the net from both wings on a bounce and on the fly
  7. Relax

Teach/Share ASAP

Keep an online journal and/or post regularly to an online Facebook Group with like minded individuals: Pickleball Forum, Port Townsend Pickleball, Pickleball For Beginners, Pickleball Game Analysis Group, Your local club Facebook Group Page, newsletter, website, etc.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Santa Rosa, CA: Interview with Al Pastor

Interview with Al Pastor (Green Valley, AZ and Victoria, BC) at the Finley Park, Community Center & Aquatic Complex PB court in Santa Rosa, CA Sonoma County Pickleball Club

NOTE: There is no audio for the first couple of minutes because the external mic was not close to the cell phone.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Spring Port Townsend YMCA Pickleball Program

A 10 week indoor Pickleball program begins Sunday February 19 at the YMCA of Jefferson County in Port Townsend.

CO-ED PICKLEBALL Days/Time: Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/Sunday 11:30-1:30

All skill levels welcome!

Annie Clark: Why I Play Pickleball In Port Townsend

Play with and learn from experienced and passionate players on two indoor badmintion courts and two outside pickleball courts.

10-Week Attendance Options
  • $25/ 1 day per week
  • $40/ 2 days per week
  • $50/ 3 days per week
All participants will need to go to the Y office at Mountain View and fill out a participant form and pay the program fee.

The Y programs provide insurance for adult participants 18 and older.