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Latest N. Phoenix Pickleball News – October 12, 2021

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Latest N. Phoenix Pickleball News – October 12, 2021

Hello N. Phoenix Pickleball Players and Friends:

Just a quick note about several pickleball-related news items in our area:

Time Sensitive Item – A new Ashler Hills Park is being planned at Ashler Hills Drive and 74th Way. Details can be found at this link: https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/construction/project-list/ashler-hills-park

Pickleball Courts are part of the plan!

I received an email from Chris Cummings of Sonoran Pickleball and Recreation Centers, Inc. (SPARC) about the Community Park proposed for Ashler Hills. They are suggesting that PUBLIC COMMENT IS URGENTLY NEEDED!! The public comment period is open until OCTOBER 21, 2021.

I like to encourage everyone to help expand pickleball opportunities whenever/wherever possible so more people can enjoy and benefit from our wonderful sport. If you play in-and-around the Ashler Hills area and would like to express your ideas, please read the attached PDF by clicking THIS LINK.

NOTE – I am sending this to our group so that everyone on the list can reman informed about relevant pickleball happenings in the area. I am not associated with SPARC or the city of Scottsdale.

********** Electric Pickle **********
Entertainment Complex

Pickleball-themed Electric Pickle entertainment complex to debut in south Tempe. Projected Tempe opening: Late 2022.

Read More About it HERE!

********** For Those Who Have Read This Far **********
Jordan Briones Pickleball

Jordan Briones has moved from California to the Phoenix area. You may remember him from some the videos that I have shared through this website. For those looking for instruction, free advice or YouTube videos, here is the latest from Jordan…

New Website – Briones Pickleball

Jordan’s New Pickleball YouTube Channel – – – Jordan has more than 4,000 subscribers already. Perhaps you would like to add your name to that list!

********** For Beginners (+/-) **********
Keep Your Eye On the Ball!

One comment I hear repeatedly when working with new players to show them the mechanics of the sport is that they have difficulty keeping their eye on the ball. Vic Braden, well-respected tennis coach, once said (and I paraphrase here): “Keep your eye on the ball until you hit it. If you miss the ball, the point is over.”

Here is a video with some routines to help you develop the skill/habit of keeping your eye on the ball.

********** Want to Get More Practice **********
and More Shots? -> Skinny Singles

There are a variety of ways to play skinny singles. In this particular variation note that the serving player’s score determines which side of the court is the “in bounds” or the playing side.

Not every point is cross court. Some are straight ahead.

Here is the link – https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=980457382523378

Turn up the sound by clicking the little speaker on the right-hand.

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********** That’s All for Now **********


Stay Well and Play Safely!


Jeff Ross

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