Fast, fun, and competitive: Simply step onto the court and it will be clear why pickleball is booming in popularity. Pickleball Fundamentals is the first book written and endorsed by the USA Pickleball Association. It will teach you the basics of the sport so that you can join the fun on the court right away. Learn proper execution of the sport’s essential skills and tactics. All the shots—groundstroke, serve and return, volley, dink, lob, overhead smash, and drop—provide a base for solid technique. More than 40 drills and gamelike activities will speed your learning while improving performance. You’ll also find competitive tactics for various scenarios and strategies for both singles and doubles play. So whether you are new to the sport or one of the growing number of pickleball fanatics, Pickleball Fundamentals is the best way to master the basics and compete with confidence.
Pickleball is a fun sport with a funny name. A U.S. Congressman invented the game one summer along with two of his friends in the 1960s. The sport combines parts of other games such as badminton, ping-pong, and tennis. Today, kids often play pickleball at summer camps. The USA Pickleball Association helps teach people about the sport both in the United States and beyond its borders.
Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children
Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children, with more than one million copies sold, returns stronger than ever in its 19th edition. Preservice and in-service elementary teachers will learn to deliver quality, effective, and student-friendly physical education by introducing foundational skills, sport skills, and lifetime activities as well as helping children learn to have fun and be responsible in physical activity settings.
Arizona Book Award Winner This book describes everything from equipment to tournament strategy in straightforward, conversational language that will benefit novice and seasoned players alike. The Art of Pickleball shows how to perform basic and advanced strokes anad provides excellent tips for doubles play, mental conditioning, gamesmanship, and offensive and defensive strategies. Drills are included to help readers develop recommended shots. Master the fundamentals with step-by-step illustrations and photos Choose the right paddle and other accessories Polish your skills, from overhead smashes to dinks Learn the fine points of safety Techniques designed to take you to the next level Quick answers to your questions Easy to read and understand"
365 Days of Inspired Pickleball is a guide to becoming a better player and one who is compassionate on and off the court. Each day entry includes pickleball tips from the experts and inspirational quotes. The book tries to encompass all the amazing aspects of this game we love so much.What people are saying about Meganne's book: I've been playing PB for 3 years now, and I thought I had a pretty decent understanding of the game, but within 30 pages of Meganne's book, I discovered 10 new tips that I can't wait to try out.I also appreciate how Meganne integrated mindfulness practices into her advice. I've spent my life competing. This time I want my pickleball time to be about joy and compassion. Oh...and sometimes winning. -Kenny Loggins, singer, songwriter"Meganne's book is engaging, educational, and insightful! It's easy to read and a great resource for players of all levels."-Richard SalzbergUSAPA Pickleball Ambassador - Santa Barbara"This book is filled with great reminders for pickleball players of all levels. Not only does it provide practical advice for developing fundamental skills, but it brings out the feelings of why we all started playing in the first place - laughter and joy!"-Lauren Stratman, professional pickleball playerWe have thoroughly enjoyed reading "365 Days of Inspired Pickleball." This sport brings so many people together from four different generations onto the same court having a blast together. This book captures so much of what people love about the sport. It also provides little tidbits from those who love it on how to continue to improve your game, and many times just great advice for life! We are so thankful for the hard work that Meganne has poured into making this book happen so the rest of us can enjoy it!-Dave Wilcox and Tracy Wilcox- certified Pickleball Coaches, parents of 7 kids who all love and play pickleball!More about 365 Days of Inspired Pickleball: My book is intended to make you a better pickleball player. It is also here to open and expand your horizons so that your play is more compassionate. In my experience, it's handy to have all of these tips in one place. As you read this daily calendar of reliable hints, you will become a better player, guaranteed. I wish I had this book when I was learning to play pickleball. I wasn't a tennis player so I didn't know what to do. I watched and listened and slowly I grew. I value walking onto the court with helpful and inspiring things to remember. I focus on what I want to work on and the attitude I want to have with each player. If I don't, my game is more haphazard and sloppy. Better results come from focusing on certain truths.That said, you may notice that there are a few hints that contradict each other. There is no one way to play pickleball. You will find your own way and style. The sport is constantly evolving so that lots of dinking may be popular last year but this year the pros seem to be driving the ball more often. I've watched the best players in pickleball and observed their every move. This book comes from hours of listening, reading, watching, and playing with competitors. Here's a distillation of all the best.
Looking to raise your Pickleball IQ? Don't forget about your Pickleball EQ. It is not enough to have high Pickleball IQ for success on the court, just as a very high general IQ doesn't guarantee success in the business world. You need a correspondingly high EQ in order to succeed either in business or on the court. (IQ= Intelligence Quotient...EQ= Emotional Quotient). In this sequel to Pickleball Zen - The Inner Game, the author works to raise your Pickleball EQ...combining the physical, the mental, and the emotional to improve your pickleball game. Joe's wife Venus now undergoes her own transformation from neophyte to accomplished Pickleball competitor. Venus is guided along her journey by Coach Harris, who is herself reinventing her teaching protocols on the fly with Venus as star pupil. Coach Harris's approach (honed for the female psyche) is now part fundamentals, part inner game, and part emotional strengthening and training. It is a fun, funny, and informative approach to Pickleball proficiency, comprised of traditional and not so traditional pickleball teaching theories. -Dunedin Book Club
This thoroughly revised and updated Second Edition of best-selling, Exploring Criminal Justice: The Essentials, provides a clear and concise introduction to the American criminal justice system in an engaging and accessible format. It examines the people and processes that make up the system and how they interact. It also covers the historic context of the criminal justice system so that readers will understand how and why we developed the system that is in place today. This Second Edition provides contemporary data and updated case studies and references for all topics, and will help students understand the relationships between the police, the courts, and corrections. Criminal Justice: The Essentials, Second Edition will provide undergraduate students a framework for thinking about crime and justice, aid them in becoming familiar with the terminology of the criminal justice system, and ultimately help them understand how and why the American criminal justice system works as it does.
This is the ideal textbook for the preservice elementary school classroom teacher learning elementary physical education teaching methods. It offers a variety of physical education methods that also teach academic concepts in areas such as math science and the language arts, taking P.E. beyond the level of free-play recess.