Cure For Pickleball Potty Mouth

by pickleballfun on Jun 1, 2016

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We love Brian Ashworth.  He works at PickleballCentral and is also one of the world's best pickleball players. At the recent International Indoor Pickleball Championships in Centralia, Washington, Brian became so engaged in competition that a few choice words escaped from this mouth and landed in the young ears of sisters McKenna and Kendall Hastings. This is a serious concern; not only could cursing corrupt young minds but it can also result in a technical foul.

IFP Official Tournament Rulebook, Rule 14.M.1.

A player using objectionable or demeaning language directed at another person shall incur a technical warning or a technical foul, depending upon its severity. Once a technical warning has been issued, the second offense will result in a technical foul. Excessive profanity used for any reason shall incur similar action. The referee will determine the severity of any violation.


In order to help Brian out the Hastings sisters composed, 'The Hasting's Guide to ....Words to Say Instead of Cursing:  Created to protect the minds of children.' We thought this guide might be helpful for other pickleball players that are facing this vocabulary challenge.

Words to Use in Place of the Sh- Word 

  1. Snickers
  2. Shoot
  3. Shucks
  4. Shoes
  5. Snickerdoodles
  6. Snoopy
  7. Phifel Sniffle
  8. Pooper Scooper

Words to Use in Place of the F-Word

  1. Fudge
  2. Fudgesickle
  3. Fudrucksack (Fud-ruck-sack)
  4. Foot
  5. Frog Butt
  6. Footrot
  7. Frack
  8. Fiddle Diddle
  9. Fart
  10. Fart Tart


  1. Kids will be watching
  2. People will be watching
  3. Talk like your mothers listening
  4. Remember to use this guide