Dear Santa, Can I Please Have More Pickleball Stuff

Dear Santa, Can I Please Have More Pickleball Stuff

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Super Dink: Glow in the Dark Pickleball Tournament on Feb 3rd at C2 Pickleball

Created by Jared Collier

Dinkville is excited to announce Super Dink: Glow in the Dark Pickleball Tournament at C2 Pickleball in Hendersonville, TN on Saturday February 3rd! There will be Men's, Women's, and Mixed Doubles Brackets for ALL Skill Levels so make sure to find a partner and get signed up today!

There are already 47 Teams Registered so make sure to Sign Up Today HERE!

Thank you to our tournament sponsor Miracle Automotive for making this event happen! If you are looking for a car or need anything at all in the car industry, make sure you head to Miracle Automotive!

If you can't make this event, go to C2 Pickleball for other upcoming Pickleball events and membership options!

Selkirk P1 Pickleballs Giveaway Contest! 

Created by Lorena Duknic

Get ready for an exciting chance to win Selkirk P1 Pickleballs in our exclusive giveaway! Here's how to participate:

1. 📸Follow us on Instagram:📸
   - Head over to Instagram and follow @Dinkville_Pickleball.

2. 👍Share the Contest Post:👍
   - Find our dedicated contest post on @Dinkville_Pickleball's Instagram feed.
   - Share the post on your Instagram story or your feed. Don't forget to make it public and Tag Us so we can see your entry!

3. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Tag Three Friends:👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
   - In the comment section of the contest post, tag three different friends who would love to join the pickleball fun!

4. 📆Submission Deadline:📆
   - Make sure to complete all the steps by 12/24 Christmas Eve

   - Two lucky winners will each receive a 12pk set of Selkirk P1 Pickleballs – the perfect addition to your pickleball game!

🏆Winner Announcement:🏆
   - Stay tuned! We will announce the winners on Christmas Day via our Instagram Story!

Good Luck!☘
   - Get ready to elevate your pickleball experience with Selkirk P1 Pickleballs. Don't miss this chance – enter now!

Christmas Eve Service at Life.Church

Looking for a Church for Christmas, check out Life Church Hendersonville! They have multiple services starting Saturday at 4pm and 5:30pm, and Sunday at 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am, and 1pm. Can't make it in person? No worries as there is Church Online so you can enjoy the message wherever you are!

Check out the video below talking about the Christmas at the Movies!

Today In Pickleball Brought To You By The Dink

Turn Your Serve into a Weapon

When it comes to aggressive serves, no one knows the game better than Shea Underwood. Shea helped push the limits of the spin serve before it was banned last year. 

A brief history:

  • Zane Navratil’s chainsaw serve changed the game before being banned in 2022
  • Shea helped players learn the one-handed flick serve before that was taken away this year

Since that cheat code has gone away, he is helping players weaponize their serve in a different way. It all comes down to mechanics.

Shea suggests:

  • Players load their weight onto their back foot and explode into a weight transfer during the serve
  • The serve is one time where a large backswing is permittable and actually helps generate more power
  • Limit wrist movement, align your paddle face before the toss, and push through the ball

At the end of the day, placement is the priority. Make sure your serve lands deep in the court and preferably target your opponent’s backhand. 

Work your way up to adding more power and spin without sacrificing placement.

Goodbye, Boring Office Parties

Did your workplace throw a holiday party this year? I bet it wasn’t as cool as edu tech company Outschool’s year-end pickleball bash.

A Detroit News article says Outschool and others have discovered the joys of breaking with holly bough and cocktail napkin tradition.

They’re giving employees something they actually want at the end of each calendar year: the chance to bodybag their coworkers.

According to the article, it’s part of “an effort to be more inclusive and create the kind of camaraderie that's difficult to build on a Zoom call.”

“Part of this trend…is about not focusing on one holiday over others. The shift also gives companies the opportunity to move away from making drinking the main activity.”

Other corporate events trends apparently include:

  • Virtual murder mysteries
  • Candle-making workshops
  • “Guac-off”’s, where teams battle it out to make the best guacamole

Some intriguing ideas there, though I can’t see why they wouldn’t combine some of them with pickleball.

I’ll never complain about a post-pickle guac-off. And after murdering some opponents on the court, I could be convinced to play a game of Clue.

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