Since we’ve asked you to spill your most uncomfortable on-court scenarios, I suppose it is time I share one of mine.
One time, a person I used to play pickleball with tried to set me up with her daughter. I was happily spoken for and uninterested, and explained that to her. But then, she tried to convince me to be her daughter’s friend.
This was already uncomfortable enough for a somewhat awkward person like myself. But then, I see a young lady pacing around the outside of the court…and she looked like the mom I was playing with…
Don’t worry, I wasn’t abducted. Just a little nervous I was about to be caught in a Misery situation.
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Here are a few awkward pickleball stories from our audience
We hope Paul B. was let off with just a warning:
Called the score as 9-1-1 and my Apple Watch called the cops! Heard them talking and couldn’t figure it out and then had to convince them that I was fine.
Darrol S. is like a teen on prom night:
Asking someone to play a mixed tournament for the first time is a lot like dating. Nervous anticipation...sweaty palms, the whole nine yards. My longtime partner has been referred to as my "pickleball wife" on many occasions, and [we] have been assumed to be married in real life, due to the time spent on the courts.
PB Brad is unrecognizable:
Was at a restaurant with my wife recently when I recognized a woman who plays pickleball with us. I said "Hello" and she looked at me blankly. I said "It's Brad from pickleball." Her reply - "Oh, I didn't recognize you with clothes on."
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