Pickleball--Week of 11/21/2021

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone !! I hope you have a blessed day with family and/or friends. We all certainly have a lot to be thankful for !!




The all-important centerpiece to Thanksgiving dinner, the turkey, got its name from the Europeans. The continent’s Guinea Fowl were brought over by Turkish merchants, and gradually became known as ‘Turkeys’.


People eat almost 46 million turkeys on Thanksgiving.


The Detroit Lions have played football on Thanksgiving since 1934.


The Butterball Turkey Talk Line receives over 100,000 calls on Thanksgiving.


The beloved TV dinner has its origins in Thanksgiving. In 1953, a Swanson employee accidentally ordered too much turkey—260 tons too much! A company salesman suggested preparing and packaging the turkey with sides in compartmentalized aluminum trays. Swanson sold 5,000 TV dinners that year and the following year they sold 10 million!


“Jingle-Bells” was supposed to be a Thanksgiving song !!




Terry Poling and Felicity Moss won the Silver Medal at the 2021 Pickled Turkey Shootout Tourney in Rabun County playing in the WD 3.5, 60-69 age bracket. Congratulations you two for your fine play and for representing GA Mt. Pickleball so well !!


Here’s a very recent and interesting article detailing the explosion of pickleball: The Pickleball Explosion

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There’s been a lot of talk going around in pickleball circles this year about the new serves being developed, such as the ‘chainsaw serve”, the “COVID” serve, etc. Some of these are being outlawed for various reasons/rule violations and, as a result, new innovative and “legal” serves are making their appearance. Examples are the Morgan Evans Serve and our Shea Underwood is developing another new serve that uses the non-paddle hand to impart spin on the ball with great results. He has a tutorial on how to do the one-handed spin: Shea’s One-Handed Spin. Here’s a video that shows several of these serves in live game situations: Shea’s Serve. Subscribe to his You Tube videos while you’re there…….he has an advanced tutorial on this coming out soon !!


Here’s a complimentary November issue of the Pickleball Fire Magazine (a lot of good articles in this issue):

Pickleball Fire Magazine


My apologies to anyone who may have been offended by any of the olympic sportscasters bloopers I sent out last week. A couple of the bullets were slightly (!?) off color and shouldn’t have been sent. I’ll be more careful in the future.




Husband and I both have a cold. The only difference is I’m cleaning the kitchen and he’s dying !!


Golf is a nice way to get really frustrated and super disappointed in yourself.


I was taking care of my friend’s snake while he was on vacation, but, somehow it crawled into our freezer and died. I asked my wife, “What should I tell him?” And she said “Just give it to him straight”.

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That’ll do it for this time. Have a great holiday week.


John Hall


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