Most Wanted: Three Serves and Why You Need Them

From PickleballChannel.com

In this episode of Pickleball 411, our host, Rusty Howes, is joined by Jennifer Lucore, Alex Hamner and Bob Youngren who demonstrate the different serves they use and explain when and why they use them.

Not only do you get to see these serves demonstrated by top players, you get the detailed strategy of why you need to know different serves.

We hope this detailed episode will help all of you take your pickleball game to the next level! Watch now and find out!;

New Serving Rule

PB-ServeYour BPC Rules Committee has a Rule Revision to pass on to you from the USAPA.

March 1st, 2015
4.1. Readiness. Serves shall not be made until the receiver is ready and the score has been called.
       Serving before the score is called shall result in a fault and loss of serve.
       The referee shall call the score when he or she determines that the players
        should be in position to resume play.
14.d.4.b. Instruct the players on the need to wait for the referee to call out the score before serving, or a fault will incur.

BPC Members Do Well in Bend Tourney

A group of club members traveled to Bend last week for the Oregon Sr. Games at the impressive 16 court complex of the Bend Pickleball Club.  It sits in a beautiful grass and forested park, with the peaks of the snow-covered Sisters mountain range in the background.

They also enjoyed a delicious steak BBQ awards party and entertainment beneath the breathtaking cliffside canyon and rushing waters of the Deschutes River.

The 3-day tourney was large and tough with players from 10 states and Canada.

Medals were won by the “old Boise High School buddies” duo: Dick Johnson & Tim Gleason. 

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Gold 70 Men’s Doubles —  Dick & Tim fought their way back up through the losers’ bracket to successfully defend this title which they had also won last year.

Gold 70 Men’s Singles —  Tim improved from last year’s Silver to Gold this year.

Silver 75 Men’s Singles —  Dick played well in the final against Bob Robillard, the 2014 Nationals Silver medalist and Dick’s partner in the doubles team who won Gold in this year’s Arizona State Games.

Gold 70 Mixed Doubles —  Dick and Betty Silver played down against younger players to win this large and tough bracket.  Both 75, they were among the oldest players in the tourney.

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