• US Open

    From Jan Dippel@954:895/1 to All on Thu Apr 15 23:31:54 2021
    Looking forward to going to see the U.S. Open Pickleball tournament in
    Naples Florida. Hope the weather cooperates!
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  • From Mike Dippel@954:895/1 to All on Thu Apr 22 20:52:20 2021
    My wife and I got a chance to see a lot of great matches. We were able to see Pro singles
    matches (men's and ladies' both) as well as Mixed doubles and Men's and Women's
    doubles as well.

    Some of the greats like Kyle Yates won't be played until tomorrow.

    Wednesday's morning matches were cancelled due to rain, so we headed back home. We
    will watch Saturday's final matches on CBS Sports Network.

    If you love pickleball and if you have that station, be sure to watch. In the meantime, you
    can watch it on YouTube's Pickleball Channel.

    Mike Dippel

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  • From Jan Dippel@954:895/1 to All on Thu Apr 29 23:58:36 2021
    We saw some great matches at the US Open. Sunday were the singles
    matches, and Monday started doubles. They had pros on a lot of the
    pros on outlying courts, and you could just go from one good match to
    the other. It was a lot of fun.
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  • From Ruben Figueroa@954:895/14 to Jan Dippel on Mon May 3 14:42:46 2021
    We saw some great matches at the US Open. Sunday were the singles
    matches, and Monday started doubles. They had pros on a lot of the
    pros on outlying courts, and you could just go from one good match to
    the other. It was a lot of fun.
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    What in the world is PicleBall?


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  • From Mike Dippel@954:895/14 to Ruben Figueroa on Wed May 5 15:48:18 2021
    Glad you asked :) Think of tennis on a smaller court, and the net lowered a bit. It is played using a paddle and a plastic ball with holes in it.

    The amount of holes varies depending on whether it is played indoors or out. Indoors, I have seen it played on carpet, but normally on a gymnasium-type wooden floor. Outdoors, the court is similar to asphalt, but much better.

    Scoring is probably the most difficult part of the game to learn, but it comes easily once you start playing.

    I would do a search on YouTube to learn more and see it in action.

    Mike Dippel


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  • From Ruben Figueroa@954:895/14 to Mike Dippel on Thu May 6 14:16:52 2021
    Glad you asked :) Think of tennis on a smaller court, and the net
    lowered a bit. It is played using a paddle and a plastic ball with
    holes in it.

    Thanks for the information.
    I would do a search on YouTube to learn more and see it in action.


    I certainly will.


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