Meet the Authors

Mo Nard is a former national racquetball champion x 2 (Women’s 19 and under doubles) turned certified pickleball teaching pro. She's co-founder of Positive Dinking pickleball instruction and has played pickleball at the local, regional, and national level. She is also a part of the I Used to Be Somebody podcast, where she is a contributing writer and the “Mo” in “Pickleball Life Lessons with Mo” on the podcast. She is also a sponsored player for Head/Penn Pickleball. Mo is happiest when she is on the court teaching pickleball!

Reine Steel is a certified pickleball teaching pro and Head/Penn sponsored tournament player. She is a co-founder of Positive Dinking, a pickleball instruction company based in Sacramento, California. As one of the founding board members of Sunrise Pickleball Club, she has been actively involved in the community since 2016 – volunteering as a USA Pickleball ambassador, running tournaments and events, and advising for new facilities. Reine is also the creator of the PlayTime Scheduler website used daily by over 100,000 pickleball players around the world.

Diana Landau was a corporate sales and marketing director for 20 years before finding her calling as a writer and editor for blogs and newsletters, most recently as Content Wrangler for Pickleball Media. When she's not writing or having typo nightmares, she finds every excuse to play pickleball.

Carl Landau is an entrepreneur and founder of Pickleball Media. He's started and sold 3 successful media companies, published 5 magazines, and now hosts the popular podcast, I Used to be Somebody, inspiring 50+ year olds how to build their (un)retirement good life, including of course the virtues of the game we love -- pickleball.

Coming Soon: Pickleball for Dummies

The game with the funny name was created in the 1960's and is today the fastest growing sport in America. We take you through the hows, of the game. In true Dummies fashion, the material is easy to understand and appropriate for newbies as well as experienced players. We cover it all from scoring, serving, dinking, places to play, and getting more involved in the community. No need to be intimidated - you've got Dummies on your side of the court to give you all the best tips and tricks from expert authors. If you're in a pickle because you don't know anything about this popular game, Pickleball for Dummies will teach you everything you need to know.

Inside:

  • Get started with pickleball
  • Understand the rules and basics
  • Find courts, players, and equipment  
  • Build solid fundamentals 
  • Master advanced strategies 
  • Strengthen your mental game
  • Compete in tournaments 
  • Discover the social side of the game 

L to R: Reine, Diana, Mo and Carl