Pickleball Pete

A Tale of Good Sportsmanship

by Pamela R. Lott



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/28/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 54
ISBN : 9781665749497
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 54
ISBN : 9781665749503
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 54
ISBN : 9781665749480

About the Book

Pickleball Pete loves pickleball! He plays all the time and works hard to get better. There are three other animal players in the game. Dexter the Dog plays to win. Karina the Kangaroo likes to meet new people. Betty the Bear wants to try a new hobby.

The story accounts characters playing a pickleball game, how they act towards one another, and problems that arise. It illustrates how one player’s competitive, mean behavior can ruin the game for everyone. Pickleball Pete explains how sports are supposed to be fun and winning isn’t everything.

Pickleball Pete: A Tale of Good Sportsmanship was inspired by the author watching “adults behaving badly” on the pickleball court. Good sportsmanship, kindness, and other social skills seem to be on the decline today. The story of Pickleball Pete serves as a resource for teachers, counselors, and parents to start a conversation with children about these seemingly neglected qualities.

About the Author

Pamela R. Lott lives with her husband, Tom. She resides seasonally between Round Lake, New York and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Pamela is a retired school psychologist and college professor, who loves spending time with her children and grandchildren. As a retiree, Pamela began playing pickleball. Now an avid pickler, she enjoys the game and the people she meets playing it.