June 2020

The Science of Pickleball – Does Spin Matter?

The ongoing debate about the importance of spin in pickleball continues.  Taking the “bull by the horns” (or pickleball by the horns?), we hired a film crew to shoot high speed footage of top level pickleball players to let the facts speak for themselves. Then we simulated that average ball speed, RPMs, and trajectory with

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The Science of Pickleball – Sound: Pickleball vs Tennis?

Let’s face it, tennis can be conservative. Country clubs, all white clothing, and mostly polite soft clapping at tournaments. Pickleball is louder. More people having fun in a smaller area than tennis. And, the sound of pickleballs hitting the paddle is startling to tennis players, who complain that “Pickleball is too loud!” This intrigued me,

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