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Welcome To Pickleburg
Pickleburg.com is a free, on-line resource for our local and visiting player community in Williamsburg and James City County, Virginia. We focus on providing useful news, information, connections, and learning resources.
 
        
 

USA Pickleball Went NASCAR Racing
Like so many new players, the #99 Ford Truck racing in USA Pickleball trim came on aggressive and impatient but faded for an 11th place finish. And like so many of us, it also managed to run into a few others in the process.
 

Public Places To Play
Veterans Park
(Outdoor - 8 Courts)
Open Play Daily 7am-10pm (Map)
During periods when court availability is limited, doubles play is encouraged. No personal chairs on courts. Bathrooms and H2O on-site. No fee.
 
Quarterpath Recreation Center
(Indoor - 6 Courts)
Closed/COVID19 (Map)
 
Jamestown High School
(Outdoor - 6 Courts)
Open Play Daily/Dual Use (Map)
 
JCC Recreation Center
(Indoor)
Closed/COVID19) (Map)
 

Skill Level Definitions
Even if you aren't planning to compete in tournaments it's a good idea to have a reference point for what's working and where to focus your improvement efforts.
 
 

 

 
Game Improvement Resources
Game improvement coaching is available for New to Intermediate level players.
 
 
Instruction provided by USA Pickleball/PPR
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Conventional Wisdom Having An Impact On Your Game?
The centerline in pickleball has only two functions:
  1. It's part of the Service Court.
  2. It is regularly the source of real estate arguments between partners.
Many of us have been conditioned to think of the centerline as a "No Trespassing!" sign. In doing so we slowly but surely abandon it, losing the opportunity of hitting an easy winner or blunting an opponent's momentum.
 
As an alternative, try going against your instincts. Play the ball, not the line. Move directionally in sync with your partner. Place your shots in the opponents' gaps (gaps don't have paddles.)