Dinkville Scheduler is Live
Today we are officially rolling out the Dinkville Scheduler! This tool helps all of us coordinate when/where we'll play pickleball together, including who's planning on coming, their skill levels, and who can bring a net. Please dive into this tool and start utilizing it today! Feel free to reach out with any questions via Discord or DM Landon Hallam or Justin Hales. Click Here for Dinkville Scheduler
Members Using Dinkville's Discord to Meet Up
Dinkville Members getting more and more active in our Dinkville Discord! Multiple members coordinated a time and place in the "West Nash" channel and played for hours Monday night. Make sure to join our Discord today to join the daily activity. Click Here to Join Discord See below pictures from Monday
Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday Ladder Play Packed Out in Gallatin, TN
Municipal Park in Gallatin, TN has been showing out for Ladder Play! Saturday, 6 courts packed in the morning for Ladder Play, Tuesday Night 4 courts full, and Thursday Night 5 courts! Love the support and enjoyment our members are having with a routine organized play in Gallatin! Sign up in our Discord!
Get To Know Dinkville Commissioner Landon Hallam
Who am I? My name is Landon Hallam and I was born and raised in Oklahoma. Moved to Nashville in November of 2019 with my family and we love it! I have my beautiful wife Shelby, son Memphis (2), and Lyla (4 months).
When did I start playing pickleball? I started playing back in 2014 in College with the baseball team. We had a set in the indoor and would play. But really started playing and learning how to dink in Nashville 2 years ago!
How did you think of Dinkville? Dinkville was sparked about a year ago when I noticed all the amazing Pickleball groups around Nashville that weren't connected with each other. I wanted to bring all these players together in one group and compete all around Nashville. There are so many great people in Pickleball so my goal is to provide events that meets all players wants/needs. Dinkville is not a building, Dinkville is the Community!
What's Next for Dinkville? We are just now over 2 months as a group and we have gone from 0 to 487 members!!! Truly amazing as we are currently trying to keep up with the growth and create systems that'll be user friendly for all members! It is still the early stages so we appreciate your patience and feedback as we continue to grow Leagues, Tournaments, and Organized Play all members around Tennessee!
Up Your Game Brought to you by The Dink: Lights, Cameras, Pickleball
Time to face the music. Break out the GoPro, dust off the camcorder or just lean your cell phone against the fence. Whatever you do, get yourself on tape playing pickleball.
It might be a little jarring at first. Kind of like hearing your voice in a recording for the first time. Watching yourself play pickleball can be a humbling, but ultimately rewarding experience.
When you review the tape, don't just be on the look out for ATPs and bodybags. Keep an eye on these fundamentals:
∙Footwork- Good form starts from the ground up. How does your footwork look on points that you lose?∙Paddle position - Is that paddle dipping down below your waist in between shots? Quit it!∙Recovery - How long does it take you to recover? Do you spend a little too much time admiring that last ball?∙Shot Selection - The first step towards solving a speedup problem is admitting you have one. Assess your tendencies and see if your speedups and drives result in points won or points lost.
After you accept that your swing is a little more Charles Barkley than Tiger Woods, break down those fundamentals. The fastest way to level up is to be extremely consistent with the basics.
While you're in the film room, take a look at your partner and opponents. An analysis of their game will only help your ability to anticipate. It is much easier to recognize patterns and tendencies when there is no threat of taking a ball to the chest.
And as always, if you capture anything good, send it into @dinkville and @thedinkpickleball on IG.
Today In Pickleball Brought to by The Dink
PPA Championships Singles Recap
Day one of the PPA Championships is in the books. Anna Leigh Waters and Ben Johns have both punched their ticket to Championship Sunday.
The massive 76-player men's draw has been whittled down to two. In a fitting finale, it will be JW Johnson who will take on Johns for the singles title. It is must watch pickleball when these two meet. Their battle at the US Open was one of the best pickleball has ever seen. Don't miss the rematch on Sunday.
Dylan Frazier has quietly had one of the best seasons in 2022. He rounds out the podium here with four top-notch wins in the losers' bracket. He defeated Federico Staksrud in the bronze medal match that went to three games. Staksrud had one of the biggest upsets of the day. He took down the #1 seed, Tyson McGuffin, in the quarterfinals.
Catherine Parenteau will face Waters on Sunday after a pair of gritty wins in the quarter and semifinals. She went to three games in both matches and had to fight back from an 11-0 game-one loss in her semifinal match against Parris Todd.
Parenteau and Johnson will team up for the mixed doubles competition today. If they are able to fight through their side of the draw they could face the combo of Waters/Johns a second time on Championship Sunday.
Salome Devidze brought home another PPA medal yesterday. She had tight matches in the losers' bracket against Mary Brascia (17-15) and Anna Bright (11-8, 12-10). Devidze also took bronze at the PPA Baird Wealth Management Open last month.
The mixed doubles broadcast is scheduled to start at 1:00 PM ET on PPA TV.
C2 Pickleball Open House Saturday 10/8
Come support our fellow Dinkville Members Crissy McDaniel (C2 Pickleball Owner), Darci Kimmerling, and Josh Bartow and the grand opening of C2 Pickleball here in Hendersonville, TN!
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