Tennis Court Conversion to Pickleball Court

Full tennis court conversion to four pickleball courts using DeShayes Safety Traction Plus (STP) sports tiles in Sicklerville, NJ. This run down court was able to be transformed into a beautiful new playing surface using just our STP tiles. The tiles also provide more sustainability than typical

Third Shot Net Defense Drill

Derived from a drill/game learned at a Tyson McGuffin camp, the Third Shot and Net Defense Drill is a dynamic exercise tailored to enhance both offensive and defensive prowess on the court. Operating on a rotational basis, players alternate between executing strategic third shots and defending the

7 Tips to Dominate Your Pickleball Tournament

Step aside March Madness pickleball tournaments are becoming increasingly popular among pickleball players. This includes The Biggest Pickleball Party in the World™—the US Open Pickleball Championships which begins on Saturday, April 13th, 2024 in Naples, Florida. The US Open Pickleball Championships is hosting more than 3,000 pickleball

The Advantages and Considerations of Playing Pickleball Indoors

Playing pickleball indoors offers numerous benefits as well as a set of unique challenges that players need to consider. Here is my take on some factors to keep in mind.     BENEFITS OF INDOOR PICKLEBALL: Weather Independence: Playing indoors provides a solution to weather constraints. Regardless of

The Third Shot and Net Defense Drill

Derived from a drill/game we learned at a Tyson McGuffin camp, the Third Shot and Net Defense Drill in pickleball is a dynamic exercise tailored to enhance both offensive and defensive prowess on the court. Operating on a rotational basis, players alternate between executing strategic third shots and

Five Tips For Avoiding Pickleball Injuries

“People hear that pickleball is a cross between ping pong and tennis, and they treat it like they’re playing ping pong – but they should treat it like they’re about to play tennis,” Elizabeth Chaffin Director of Clinical Education in the Department of Physical Therapy at the

Pickleball Slam 2

Last year we reported on the inaugural Pickleball Slam featuring tennis greats John McEnroe and Andre Agassi. This past Sunday the biggest grudge match in pickleball continued this time featuring Maria Sharapova on McEnroe’s team while Agassi was joined by his wife Steffi Graf. Andre Agassi and

First “Quiet” Pickleball Paddle Hits the Market

Several weeks ago, USA Pickleball (the national governing body for the sport) introduced a “Quiet Category” for pickleball products. The aim of this new category is “to reduce the sport’s sound output during recreational play.”   As pickleball’s popularity grows and more courts open, the initiative aims

Top 5 Pickleball Mistakes to Avoid in 2024

Although the sport of pickleball was invented over 50 years ago in 1965, the sport, the strategies, the shots, etc. are all constantly evolving. As a result, to stay ahead on the pickleball court it is important to constantly evolve yourself as a player. As we prepare

2024 Pickleball Rule Changes

Every December USA pickleball updates it’s rulebook based on suggestions from official USA Pickleball members. The rule suggestions have been vetted by and voted on by the USA Pickleball Rules Committee and the USAP Board of Directors.   Let’s take a look at the small number of

The Best Pickleball Wall Drills

The most simple and accessible way to get better at pickleball is to practice against a wall. Practicing on a wall can yield 12 times more touches. 15 minutes of wall drilling is roughly equivalent to the amount of touches you will get in 3 hours of

Four Tips to Hitting the Perfect Pickleball Slice

There are a lot of shots to master on the pickleball court. One common shot to master is the slice—which is a shot where you put backspin on the pickleball (i.e., spin that travels from 6 o’clock to 12 o’clock back toward the player that makes contact

Growth & Positive Effects of Pickleball

Researchers from the Apple Heart and Movement Study announced that, based on data collected from Apple Watch, “the number of participants playing pickleball in a single month surpassed the number of participants playing tennis for the first time” in July 2023.   In connection with this finding, Apple Heart

Pickleball Injury Prevention

Dr. Ernie Medina describes pickleball as the “Holy Grail” of physical activity. It raises the heart rate, isn’t too demanding on the body and requires players to use their brains for concentration. However, injuries do still occur here are a few tips to avoid them. Warm up

Pickleball Drills To Increase Hand Speed

Hand speed is paramount in pickleball as it directly influences a player’s ability to react swiftly to the fast-paced and dynamic nature of the game. To enhance your hand speed on the pickleball court, try these two drills: Rapid Volleys Drill To do this pickleball drill: Stand

USA Pickleball National Championships

The USA Pickleball National Championships are set to take place November 5th through November 12th at the Brookhaven Country Club in Dallas, TX.   4,000 players are expected to participate, making it the largest pickleball tournament ever.     The street running directly through Brookhaven Country Club

Award Season

We are proud to announce that DeShayes Dream Courts was recently named in the Top 10 Sports Construction Companies for 2023 by Construction Business Review Magazine.   For more information on how to have your own award winning court installed in your backyard call DeShayes Dream Courts

Pickleball In The Media

As the immensely popular sport of pickleball continues to grow it is now finding its place in media. Two competition based reality programs are currently in the works set to air this fall. “Pickleballers” will take a look inside an amateur pickleball tournament with a $100,000 prize

Should Protective Eyewear Be Worn On The Pickleball Court?

Pickleball is a game where a small, perforated whiffle ball flies back and forth over a net, as players run around a court to hit the ball with a paddle. And, for a majority of the game, players who are positioned at or near the Non-Volley Zone

Tennis Legends Collide on The Pickleball Court

The fast-rising sport of pickleball took another leap in popularity Sunday when former pro tennis players John McEnroe, Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick and Michael Chang squared off in a double’s exhibition at the inaugural Pickleball Slam on ESPN. The prize? Oh, just $1 million.     The

5 Basic Tips To Improve Your Pickleball Game

If you are new to pickleball or looking for some quick tips to quickly improve your pickleball game, look no further. Here are a few basic pickleball tips to improve your pickleball game.     Target the middle backhand. Target two areas on your opponents. The first

How Does the Weather Affect the Pickleball?

As compared to indoor pickleball, outdoor pickleball has the added component of battling the elements, as varying weather and other circumstances can affect on-court play. It is important to understand how these elements affect the pickleball, as your shots and overall strategy on the court may need

3 Types of Pickleball Shots

At times in pickleball you will need to be offensive with your shots. This may require you to hit the pickleball below the net. While it may seem like a gamble there are 3 shot types that allow you to apply pressure and minimalize the risk.  

Pickleball: Terms To Know Before You Play

Even though pickleball has been around for almost 50 years, it’s popularity is just starting to peak. While a lot of terms used in pickleball have carried over from other sports such as table tennis, badminton and tennis there are many words you only hear in pickleball.

Adding Pickleball to An Existing Tennis Court

Pickleball is exploding in popularity. A question we often get asked is can you add pickleball to an existing tennis court. The answer? Absolutely! This client in Amber, PA was looking to add not one but two pickleball courts on either side of their existing residential tennis

Pickleball Court: Start to Finish

We recently had a customer with an overrun community garden. DeShayes Dream Courts was able to transform what was once an eye sore into a beautiful brand new pickleball court that will last a lifetime. Once the garden was removed the area was rough graded and compacted.

History of Pickleball

Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, just outside of Seattle. In an effort to appease their children’s summertime boredom three fathers, Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum created the game. The Pritchard’s home had an old badminton court, but it did not have a

Announcing the launch of TennisCourtConversions.com

We are very excited to announce the launch of our newly designed Tennis Court Conversions website. Visit us at www.tenniscourtconversions.com today! We have been experiencing a high demand for these types of jobs, so we have been hard at work creating a new easy to navigate, user friendly site

Modular Sport Tile Overlay For Various Athletic Courts

It is not a matter of IF your asphalt tennis court surface will crack, but WHEN.   An increasingly popular way to cover these unsightly cracks is to lay modular sport tiles/panels over top of cracks and entire court. The innovative tile design and unique six-point locking

Light Fixtures for Your Pickleball Court

DeShayes Pickleball Courts will never keep you in the dark when it comes to your pickleball court. We offer a variety of high-quality customizable lighting options that will illuminate your court allowing you to continue playing well after the sun has gone down. Our light fixtures are

A Pickleball Court’s Worst Enemy

Water can be a pickleballs court’s worst enemy. Not only can water come in different forms of precipitation, but from under the court as well. This can lead to unsafe playing conditions while also jeopardizing this long-term integrity of the surface. This is why proper base preparation

Why Weight Of The Paddle Matters

Weight is one of the key considerations when purchasing a paddle. See the pros and cons for heavier vs. lighter paddles below.

Pickleball – The Fastest Growing Recreational Sport

Believe it or not, Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America for people over the age of fifty. Younger players are even falling in love with the game just as much. According to research, there are almost three million Americans who play pickleball. This sport is

Purchasing Your First Pickleball Paddle

The three most important key aspects to consider when you are purchasing your very first pickleball paddle. Price – A good composite starting pickleball paddle usually starts around fifty dollars. Weight – This is the most important factor when deciding what kind of paddle, you would like.

How much room do you need to play pickleball?

The official play area is 20’x44’ some people paint or tape these lines in the driveway and have even seen lines in the street. So, the lines, a portable net, paddles and ball and you are ready to go. If you are building a stand-alone court, an