Pickleball Corner

Drilling

By Bill Wrightson What’s the best way to improve in pickleball? While taking a lesson, I remember an instructor from Bend, Oregon suggested that playing

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Take It or Leave It

By: John Brody Ambivalence is a very unexciting way to go through life.  It means you can’t find anything to get excited about.  In that case, you

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Reducing unforced errors

by Bruce Hill One area of pickleball where I excel is repeatedly making unforced errors.  I naturally turned to Oakmont’s pickleball coach, Adam MacKinnon, for advice

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Featured Player – Peter Schmidt

Written by:  Doc Savarese                                         Drawing by:  Peter Copen If the Oakmont Pickleball Club were to have an ambassador who promotes the game and communicates to potential and active

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Leaving a Legacy

Written by:  Doc Savarese                                       Drawing by:  Peter Copen How do you want to remembered?  Chances are, living in Oakmont, you have grandchildren.  Recently, I began to think of the concept

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Featured Couple

Written by:  Doc Savarese                                                                  Drawing by:  Peter Copen  The interview began in Anita and Diane’s backyard in order to maintain appropriate social distancing.  They had just recently celebrated their

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease

Written by:  Doc Savarese                            Photos by:  Maureen McGettigan Drawing by:  Peter Copen The Oakmont Pickleball Club collaborated with Sheri Woogen (also an Oakmont Pickleball Club member) of the

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Evacuation Orders

Written by:  Doc Savarese                                          Cartoon by:  Peter Copen It is understandable that the frequent evacuations we have experienced during the past three years have resulted in a myriad

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Pickleball 101

Written by:  Doc Savarese                                          Cartoon by:  Peter Copen I’ve been playing pickleball for over 3 years and try to be a student of the game.  I’ve taken private lessons,

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Stay Safe

Written by:  Doc Savarese                                          Cartoon by:  Peter Copen Lately, conversations with family or friends often culminate with saying, “Stay Safe”.  I asked myself, what does “Stay Safe” actually mean

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Featured Couple

Written by:  Doc Savarese                                          Cartoon by:  Peter Copen I recently came across an article in the “Berkeley Science Review”, written by Amy Gordon, which describes a research study

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Girls Just Want to Have Fun

(Article has been updated after Oakmont News version) Written by:  Doc Savarese                                          Cartoon by:  Peter Copen Competition can be fun and unquestionably can teach people valuable life lessons.  However,

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Emotional Well-Being

Written by:  Doc Savarese                                         Cartoon by:  Peter Copen What we have in common during this pandemic is stress and anxiety.  It’s been quite a challenge as we attempt to

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Conflict Resolution

Written by:  Doc Savarese                                          Cartoon by:  Peter Copen All of us have experienced degrees of conflict in our pickleball and personal lives as we try to cope with

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Flocking

During these trying times of isolation, it has come to my attention that Oakmont Pickleball members are being flocked (not to be confused with any

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Adaptation for Seniors

Many adaptation strategies focus on improving short term capacity without considering long term strategies. The COVID-19 virus is teaching us that we must incorporate preventive

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The Making of a Champion

Growing evidence reveals the positive influence that fathers have on the development and well-being of children.  High paternal involvement predicts adult social interaction styles, married

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