Friday Fun-Pickleball!

Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) DRE# 00949880

Pickleball has been taking the country by storm.  There are some amazing players out there doing amazing things.  I thought you might want to see some of the best of the best hitting incredible shots.  You will see incredible speed, great misdirection shots, between the legs shots, around the post shots and so much more.  This video is just over 30 minutes long so you might not want to watch it all, but you do not want to miss the shot of the year.  I have played and watched hours and hours of pickleball and have NEVER seen anything like it.  If you watch nothing else in the video, fast forward to it.  The shot was simply amazing! What the heck?  Watch the whole thing! Enjoy!

If you start playing right now, Brian England, then you might make the top 100 shots on pickleball, 2023!

#NoPickleballForBrian or #ResistanceIsFutile We should know by the end of the year!  😉




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             eXp Realty of California, Inc

Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, e-Pro

Past Client Testimonials   

3412 Babson Drive

Elk Grove, CA 95758




Comments (38)

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

WOW! If I was younger I would play pickleball for sure! The video is GREAT! Thanks for introducing all of us to Pickleball here on ActiveRain! I can understand why you enjoy it and others too!

I love that you were introduced to the game by your dad. Has your son picked up an interest? It would be fun to see the 3 of you plus one more play Pickleball and show us via a video. 

Feb 03, 2023 01:40 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

It is never too late to start pickleball.  My dad is 78 and was playing all the time until Valley Fever afflicted him.  We are hoping to have him back out on the courts once he gets done with his rehab.  One of my sons likes pickleball.  It would be fun to have all four of us out there.  Stranger things have happened. 

I am glad you enjoyed the pickleball.  Hope you have a great weekend!

Feb 03, 2023 02:00 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Ray- I hope that you've found some new Pickleball friends in AZ. Any chance you'll get Brian England to play???

Feb 03, 2023 08:37 PM
Brian England

I will likely hit around with him sometime, but I highly doubt that I will become an avid pickleballer.

Feb 04, 2023 06:03 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Ray Henson Pickleball is a great amazing game. I want to play Pickleball! Have a great weekend!

Feb 03, 2023 08:44 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Ray, you introduced me to this sport, and I even wrote a post about it, someone who used to play tennis forty years ago.... I am getting used to the concept:)Endre

Feb 03, 2023 11:10 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I still haven't tried pickleball but we do have courts here so I just might do so some day!

Feb 04, 2023 05:04 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Ray... pickleball has been taking Charlotte by storm, as well. I now have pickleball facilities three minutes from my home. Need to write a blog post about it one of these days.

Feb 04, 2023 05:18 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Even though I still contend #NoPickleballForBrian, I am a proud supporter of your love for pickleball and the player you have become!  If bribed with a gourmet meal and perhaps an adult libation or two, I will surely be willing to hit around with you sometime, haha.

Feb 04, 2023 06:05 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing this video.

Pickleball is definitely popular in our community. The courts are in constant use.

Feb 04, 2023 07:36 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Hi Kathy Streib!  When I saw how good, Brian England, was on the tennis court, I figured it would be a tough sell.  He plays at a very high level.  Brian watched me play in a tournament and he had some great pointers for me on the pickleball court.  When and if he ever decides to play pickleball, he will be very good.  We can't rush him, though.  We don't want to scare him off!  😃 

Feb 06, 2023 06:55 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

No better time than the present, John Pusa.  It would be fun to help you get started.  My weekend was good.  I played a little pickleball and enjoyed some time at the Air Museum in Palm Springs.  I hope you had a great weekend, too.

Feb 06, 2023 06:58 AM
John Pusa

You are right Ray Henson no better time than the present to learn Pickleball.  Thank you, and I hope you had a great weekend too!

Feb 06, 2023 01:40 PM
Ray Henson

Thank you, John Pusa !

Feb 08, 2023 01:40 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I hope you get a chance to play, Endre Barath, Jr. It is fun and just about everyone can play.  It is good to hear from you!

Feb 06, 2023 06:59 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I hope you get a chance to play.  It is probably best to wait for the snow to melt, though.  My partner has been getting ready for our tournament this week by practicing on the courts in Boise, Idaho.  It has been a real challenge since there is snow on much of the court. 

Feb 06, 2023 07:02 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I imagine a lot of people moving to your area will want to know about pickleball facilities, Nina Hollander, Broker.  You will be on the cutting edge if you write about it.  

Feb 06, 2023 07:04 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Ray Henson hi Ray... I have a list of post ideas as long as my arm. In addition to pickleball, apparently mah jong is now a big deal in Charlotte as well.

Feb 06, 2023 07:06 AM
Ray Henson

Interestingly, Mary Margaret just took her first Mah Jong class, Nina Hollander, Broker.  I may have to write about it too.  😃

Feb 06, 2023 07:41 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Ray Henson I just don't know... I think about Mah Jong and I think of old ladies... and that's not me. In NY City where I grew up it was an old lady game. I suppose times have changed.

Feb 06, 2023 07:58 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

You are a good man, Brian England.  You are always welcome at my home for a meal and adult beverages.  No paddle is required!

Feb 06, 2023 07:05 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Good morning, Roy Kelley.  It is amazing how quickly pickleball has become mainstream.  The only thing that I can remember (sports wise) that took off anything like this was racquetball, but even its rise was not as impressive. 

Feb 06, 2023 07:07 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Ray Henson ,

Wow the shots are amazing..thanks for the video. You are right Pickleball is taking the country by storm. Certainly looks like fun!!!

Feb 10, 2023 08:59 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I do like playing pickle ball however my artificial knees don’t seem to reverse as well as I would like and I often meet the court surface. My grandkids enjoy the show 🙂

Feb 13, 2023 02:05 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I am glad you enjoyed the video, Dorie Dillard Austin TX.  It is a fun sport and the professionals are really taking it to another level.

 Good morning, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS.  I have a few marks on my knees from meeting the court surface.  I may dive every once in awhile.  It is definitely not recommended. 

We do have to perform for the grandkids! 

Feb 14, 2023 07:28 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

That video was lot of fun, Ray. I think I saw you!!

One of these days there will be a post about you and Brian England playing pickleball...I just know it. Be sure there is a video. #NoPickleballForBrian vs #ResistanceIsFutile. Hmmmm


Feb 15, 2023 05:10 PM