The Pickleball Bible: The first comprehensive research-based guide to playing and teaching Pickleball (Paperback)
Sometime between 1963 and 1966 on Bainbridge Island, Washington, Joel Pritchard and his friend Bill Bell using only ping pong paddles, an old badminton court, a net, and a whiffle ball invented a game to involve the whole family. The game now known as "Pickleball" is a fast paced game that involves hand-eye coordination skills that are used in many racket sports such as tennis, ping pong, paddleball, and racquetball. One of the most amazing characteristics of pickleball is that it can be played by anyone at any age at any level, making it an ideal family activity. During the past five decades, pickleball has flourished and has become one of America's favorite participatory sports. It has been played in backyards, middle schools, high schools, has found a place in university activity curriculums, and is now becoming popular as a collegiate club sport. Join us for an informative guide on everything you have ever wanted to know about this amazing sport.
About the Author
Rick is married to Kat Lambson and is the proud father of 3 exceptional daughters: Sara Suzanne, Lauren Leigh, and Mia Danielle. Dr. Lambson is a physical educator/exercise scientist and athletic coach who has taught and coached students in elementary through university graduate programs. Rick graduated with a doctorate degree in exercise science from Brigham Young University and has served as the Physical Education and Human Performance Department Chairman for over 10 years and Head Women's Tennis Coach at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah. Rick has coached a variety of sport teams including: baseball, basketball, football, golf, tennis, swimming, track & field, and volleyball. He also actively participates in sports such as golf, swimming, racquetball, tennis, and pickleball. In the past 15 years Dr. Lambson has won over 120 medals in 20 different events in state, regional, and open competition and was the first player to win a singles gold medal in pickleball during the Utah Summer Games. After being honored in California as Wilbur Jr. High School and Cubberley High School Athlete of the Year, Rick played baseball as a collegiate scholarship athlete, earning the Scholar Athlete Award as a sophomore. Later in his career he won two National USTA Team Tennis Championships with his Amarillo, Texas Team. Rick loves to teach and has been recognized with several teaching awards including SUU Professor of the Year.