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The Best Activity to Help You Get in Shape in 2017

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The Best Activity to Help You Get in Shape in 2017

New Year’s resolutions are in full force: Every cardio machine at the gym is monopolized and we’re constantly being inundated with the newest way to lose the most weight in the least amount of time. With so many options readily available to us, why does getting in shape seem so difficult? This year, it doesn’t have to be, because we’ve uncovered the best activity to help you get in shape in 2017. What could that activity be? It’s our favorite sport, of course – pickleball! Once you learn how to play, you’ll be able to reap its many health benefits....

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What Is Tennis Elbow?

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What Is Tennis Elbow?

If you’ve played a racquet sport for long enough, chances are you’ve dealt with tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis. You know the feeling: that dull, steadily increasing pain on the outer bony part of your elbow that hinders you from performing even the simplest tasks. The funny thing is, you don’t have to be a tennis player to acquire tennis elbow. Not only do other athletes suffer this type of tendonitis, but anybody whose everyday life requires a repetitive arm, wrist or elbow motion is at risk for tennis elbow. Tennis elbow is typically caused by overusing the muscles in...

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Double Bounce vs Double Bounce: What's the Difference?

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Double Bounce vs Double Bounce: What's the Difference?

Believe it or not, there are two different “double bounce” rules in the game of pickleball. Yep, you heard right. For ease of comprehension, let’s label them “Double Bounce Rule #1” and “Double Bounce Rule #2.” Double Bounce Rule #1: The first double bounce rule is one that applies to most racquet sports. During a point, you cannot let the ball bounce twice on your side of the court. If you can’t get to the ball before it hits the ground a second time, you lose the point. This is the case in tennis, paddle, and even ping pong! No...

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If You Like Tennis, This is Why You'll Love Pickleball

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If You Like Tennis, This is Why You'll Love Pickleball

If you grew up playing tennis and want to try out a new sport, look no further than picklebal! It’s a sport on the rise, and one that’s gaining popularity in the tennis community – and for good reason. If you’re a tennis player, here are just a few reasons why you’ll love pickleball: The Social Game Being involved in the competitive tennis community is fun, but the camaraderie woven deep within the pickleball community is what sets this sport apart from any other. The atmosphere at high-level tennis tournaments is different from that of pickleball tournaments. Pickleball tournaments have...

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Learn the Basics: Pickleball Terminology

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Learn the Basics: Pickleball Terminology

For someone who is new to pickleball, or even racquet sports in general, the terminology can be tricky to pick up. An “ace” is from a deck of cards, right? And doesn’t a “server” work in a restaurant? To help weed through the confusion, we’re dishing out some basic pickleball terminology so that you can know the lingo, too. Ace – This happens when the serve goes untouched by the receiver, resulting in a point won by the server. “The server hit an ace and went up 6-3 in the game.” Aces are very uncommon in pickleball because all serves must...

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