So many websites offer pickleball tips and information now that it’s sometimes hard to find what you need quickly or to locate the best.
My list is not comprehensive, and I’m sure I’ve missed sites that should have been included. But I offer this as a starting point if you are looking for tips, tricks, basic info, and/or strategies.
This list is NOT an endorsement of any site, nor a ranking of any over another. My goal is simply to list what I consider the best of the sites that provide useful information contained in clearly presented and easy-to-navigate online sites.
My List of "Best Sites for 'Text & Graphics' Information"
The United States of America Pickleball Association (USAPA.org) is the definitive source for Rules, Places to Play, and a list of upcoming events (click the “Events” tab at the right of the screen). Their “Education and Training” menu contains good information about strategy, skill development, and safety, among a host of other offerings. USAPA members can also read content included in their new monthly Pickleball Magazine.
Coach Mo’s PickleballCoach.com has a wealth of written information. Coach Mo was a tennis pro who has won numerous pickleball accolades. He markets video lessons, but his new website offers a strategy guide you may read or print, a compilation of monthly tips, and a link to his “Pickleball Coach App” available for Android users.
PickleballCentral.com is one of the largest retailers of pickleball goods via the Internet, but their site offers a great Paddle Selection Guide. They also write a blog that has useful information. Their posts include keywords that allow you to search by topic.
Pickleball Experts also carries a full line of goods and they donate 10% of their proceeds to local charities (they're based in Auburn, WA). Their interactive Paddle Selection Guide may be what you need to find your next best game changer.
Prem Carnot was a table tennis champion and is now a 5.0 pickleball player who teaches clinics. His site, PickleballHelp.com, features an Articles and Strategies blog that has a keyword archive for searching (scroll way down on the right).
Multi-National and International Champion Jennifer Lucore’s blog sits atop her sales site AllPickleball.com. She offers blog posts about various topics, categorized by keywords so they are searchable, and there's also an index on the lower right.
A.J. Fraites' Pickleball.biz is a site devoted growing all things pickleball. He has a blog with good information and the entire site is mapped for easy reference. Great source of information.
Jeff Shank hasn't added information recently, but his blog contains a wealth of information that's worth a look.
Of course, if you're reading this, you've found my pickleball blog at GaleLeach.com. I also publish a Pickleball Tips blog that is searchable by keyword and has a list of topics. You can also subscribe to my page (GaleLeach.com) and receive notifications when new pickleball postings occur.
My List of "Best Video Instruction" Sites
For those who prefer to get their information via video, several good sites are available. My only complaint about most of the video sites is that their content isn't tagged with keywords, making it hard to locate the information you want.
PickleballChannel.com’s videos are top-notch, covering diverse aspects of pickleball and “mini clinics” through their “Pickleball 411” segments.
Pickleball Legend Norm Davis has a series of YouTube videos that offer instruction on the basics of just about everything. His videos are clear and easy to follow.
Likewise, Deb Harrison’s YouTube Channel is filled with great information about the basics and many topics not ordinarily covered by others. Worth a look.
My Favorite Pickleball “Radio” Podcast
Pickleball even has its own podcast “radio” station. Chris Allen’s “The Pickleball Show” features interviews with top players and coaches offering strategies, tips, and tricks for playing better pickleball, along with reviews of equipment and notes about upcoming tournaments.
As I said at the top, I’m sure I’ve missed some good sites. Send me a note or reply to this post so I can include them later. Meanwhile, I hope this list helps you locate good information that will help take your game to the next level.
Gale Leach lives in Arizona with her husband, two dogs, and a cat. When she's not writing pickleball tips, she's working on the second in a new series of novels for young adults and updating The Art of Pickleball.