Pickleball Creates New Friendships In Local Tennessee Community

Pickleball Creates New Friendships In Local Tennessee Community
Picture of the Week- Ladies in Hendersonville, TN enjoy food and drinks after playing Pickleball

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Sounds Pickleball Grand Opening; Courts Available To Book NOW!

Kick off Nashville Sounds Winter Pickleball season with a party Friday, November 10th from 6pm-9pm with music, food trucks, photo booths and, of course, pickleball. Please RSVP by Wednesday, November 8. RSVP HERE

You can also start reserving courts NOW with first available date being Saturday November 11th! Reserve Courts HERE and use Promo Code SOUNDS50 for 50% off first week. Promo Code expires 11/18.

Nashville Predators Pickleball Night Nov. 26th

Nashville Predators are continuing the excitement and momentum from the start of the season with Pickleball Night on November 26th. Buy a special Pickleball Ticket Pack to receive an exclusive Preds Paddle Cover along with your ticket to the game! Click HERE to Buy Your Ticket Pack!

Download the Dinkville App Today!

Dinkville has an App!! Crazy to see how far we have come in just over a year! The App provides access to book private courts like the Nashville Sounds Indoor Courts and connect with the local community across the Public Courts in the area. Very excited about this opportunity to take Dinkville to the next level!

Download Apple App Store- Here

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Pickleball Unites Local Community

What is the best part about Pickleball? It is the Community! A group of ladies in Hendersonville kept the fun going after playing in the morning by meeting up for lunch! Pickleball is a sport for everyone as it introduces you to so many great people in your area. This Ladies Group in Hendersonville, Tennessee is a PERFECT example of what Dinkville is all about. Taking relationships from the courts to real life is what is so special about this game.

Already have a group? Tell us about it by replying to this email! Want to find a group to play with? Join Dinkville and Get Connected Today!

The Show Goes On at Richland Park

Richland Park in Nashville, TN continues to be the spot to be on Saturday mornings! There were 50+ players and 8 courts strong allowing everyone a chance to play and have fun! Dinkville Members run a very sufficient paddle system to help keep similar level players rotating in and playing together so everyone has a wonderful playing experience.

Baby #3 in December | I NEED A MINI VAN

My wife is expecting our 3rd child in late December so I am needing a new car! If you know anyone that is in the Car Industry please connect with me by replying to this email as I'm about to be a Mini Van Dad! LETS GOOOOO!

Get to Know Dinkville Member Todd Pachey

Who are you? Songwriting Realtor at Realty One Group of Music City

When did you start playing? June 2023

How did you find Dinkville? Learned about the community on Facebook

Why do you love Pickleball? It's all inclusive

What's your favorite shot? 3rd Shot Drop

What are your goals this year? To improve my game up to the 2.5-3.0 Range

Advice for new players? Just Do It!

Elevate your game with a Dinkville Instructor

Looking to take your game to the next level? Reach out to our Dinkville Preferred Instructors who would love to work with you! Tell them Landon sent you when you reach out! Click HERE to see our instructors

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Up Your Game

Stay Calm Under Fire

You know what to do if, for some reason, you catch on fire: stop, drop, and roll. But what's the plan if you’re caught in a firefight?

Top women's pro Callie Smith is a force at the net, and probably one you'd like to avoid a firefight with altogether.

But despite her ability to fight fire with fire, even she chooses to douse the flames on occasion, leveraging a block volley to slow things down:

  • Get into ready position: knees bent, feet about shoulder-width apart and on the balls of your fee
  • Keep your paddle tip above your wrist
  • Meet the ball with your paddle out in front, don’t punch at the ball
  • Bring your elbows up and away from your body, bringing the paddle closer to your chest

The result should be a soft, un-attackable ball that bounces safely in the kitchen. This is a great way to neutralize speed-ups and drives and get back to dinking.

For more pickleball and fitness tips follow @calliejosmith_pickleball on Instagram.

The Global Handshake

The International Pickleball Federation (IPF) and the World Pickleball Federation (WPF) began merger talks at a recent meeting.

In case you didn’t know, IPF was originally founded by USA Pickleball, while WPF was organized with 6 confederations representing the world continents in an effort to better understand how to grow the sport globally.

The organizations’ presidents agreed on several key points:

  • That an international pickleball federation must operate democratically
  • It must be inclusive
  • It must be run by its member countries
  • That a “one country, one vote” policy be implemented in the federation’s decision-making

A joint press release announced that this initial agreement is “good news for the sport of pickleball” and that the sport “must be represented by only one international governing body if they are to be accepted as members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).”

Annnnnnd there we have it. This wasn’t just a bid to play nice; it’s an effort to place pickleball where it should already be: at the Olympics. 

Having a singular international governing body is a requirement for participation at a future Olympic Games. 

While the most recent Olympic committee recommendations list for new sports to be included didn’t include pickleball, the IPF says its mission is to make it a recognized sport by the International Olympic Committee by 2032.

It’s That Time Again

Not only is tomorrow the start of Major League Pickleball’s Dallas event, but it is also the start of 11 straight days of pickleball at Brookhaven Country Club in Texas.

  • Tomorrow, the Challenger Level squads will decide who advances to the knockout round and who is headed home early. The SoCal Hard Eights are the defending champs from the Atlanta event. They look to make it two in a row and establish themselves as an MLP powerhouse.
  • Friday starts the Premier Level play. Kicking things off on Championship Court is Riley Newman and the DC Pickleball Team taking on JW Johnson and the Columbus Sliders.
  • The Orlando Squeeze are the reigning Premier Level champs. They will have a target on their back as they try to escape the group of death.

Get ready for an unbelievable stretch of pickleball propaganda out of Dallas, TX. No judgments if find yourself scoping Zillow for a move to the Lonestar state after this massive pickleball celebration.

And don’t forget: immediately following MLP is the BioFreeze 2023 USA Pickleball National Championships. Read our predictions here.

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Experience the Luxx Control Air to elevate your pickleball game. Click here to explore it for yourself and seize control on the court. Use code ADV-LHALLAM at Checkout!

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