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Be Happy, Play Pickleball

From the Local Court to the Pro Circuit, An Insider's Guide to Everyone's Favorite Sport

April 18, 2023 | Hardcover
ISBN: 9781631069406
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Learn the ins and outs of the sport that is taking the world by storm in Be Happy, Play Pickleball, a handsomely designed guide for beginner to seasoned players.

Not just for seniors, the sport of pickleball--a combination of tennis, ping-pong, and badminton--is great fun for everyone. Whether you're just getting on the court for the first time or wanting to improve your game, you will learn:

  • The rules
  • Terminology
  • Singles and doubles strategies
  • Techniques
  • Equipment
  • Etiquette
  • and much more

Then, delve into tournament playing for amateurs and pros, with tips from top pro players sprinkled throughout.

Author Sydney Steinaker is a pickleball insider and has traveled the country playing pickleball with her boyfriend who is a pro player (ranked #3 in the world for men's singles), and is working to turn pro herself. In Be Happy, Play Pickleball, she shares all the details you would ever want to know, on and off the court, about this beloved sport in an entertaining yet informative way.

About this Author

Sydney Steinaker has been playing pickleball since summer 2020 and has since become heavily involved in the sport in her quest to turn pro. In 2021, she traveled the United States with her boyfriend on the PPA (Pro Pickleball Association) Tour. Her boyfriend, Collin Johns, and his brother, Ben Johns, are the #1 men's doubles team in the world. Ben is the #1 player in the world in men's singles and mixed doubles, and Collin is #3 in men's singles. Because she travels so much for the sport, she has been exposed to pickleball culture in nearly every region of the United States.

When she isn't playing pickleball, she is making humorous niche content about pickleball on Tiktok and Instagram (@sydneysteinaker). Even though her content is for a younger demographic to help spark interest in the sport, she has fans of all ages, from coast to coast as well as internationally. She also hosts a pickleball podcast called The Basic Dink, which outlines her journey as an amateur player trying to turn pro.

Brands she has worked with and appeared in campaigns for: Fila, Asics, Koral, Splits59, Eleven by Venus Williams, Franklin Sports, Vulcan Sports, Electrum Pickleball, Pickleball Central, The Dink Pickleball, Racquet Sports Inc., Luxe Pickleball, and many more.

ISBN: 9781631069406
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Publisher: Rock Point
Published: 2023-04-18

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