Positive Dinking with Mo & Reine

Pickleball Clinics, Lessons,
and Special Events

Sacramento, California

Positive Dinking is on hiatus.
Link up to Pickleball at North Ridge Country Club
Pickleball Beginner Series at Rollingwood Athletic Club
Wounded Warrior Project Pickleball tournament 2021
Our Philosophy

We are dedicated to providing an entertaining, safe and supportive environment for our students. We truly want our students to have as much fun as possible while developing their game. It is our core belief that life is lived better with healthy doses of play. Recess doesn't have to end once you're an adult! Pickleball is our happy place, and we want our students to feel right at home there, too. Let's PLAY!

Puppy with pickleball
Reine and Mo with Mark Renesson
Pickleball For Dummies

Our book Pickleball For Dummies is now available!

We collaborated with Carl and Diana Landau of Pickleball Media to bring you the most comprehensive pickleball book ever written! Pickleball For Dummies, part of the official Dummies series from Wiley Publishing, brings you 448 pages of pickleball gold! This book is great for beginner, intermediate, and advanced players. It covers equipment, rules, tournament play, drills, stroke fundamentals, doubles and singles strategies, and so much more — with plenty of lighthearted fun along the way! Order your copy now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, or wherever else fine books are sold. Click for more information.

Pickleball for Dummies
Who We Are

Positive Dinking is the teaching duo of best "dinking buddies" Mo Nard and Reine Steel. We always work as a team – not only to offer our students different perspectives and strengths, but because it's more fun! We both have a passion for playing and teaching pickleball, and love watching our students grow. Over the past 4 years of teaching together, we've helped hundreds of students improve their game.

Photo of Mo Nard

Maureen "Mo" Nard is a PCI Certified Instructor and a PPR Certified Pro, the highest level available from the official certification partner of USA Pickleball. She is co-author of the Amazon bestselling book Pickleball For Dummies. Mo is a former racquetball pro who taught locally and as far away as Japan. As a racquetball player she earned two national titles. Pickleball is her new passion. As a member of Team HEAD, she has competed at the national level. You might recognize Mo from her stand-up comedy and improv days, or her monthly podcast appearances for Pickleball Media – don't be surprised if you find yourself laughing while learning!

Photo of Reine Steel

Reine Steel is certified through Pickleball Coaching International, the official coach education partner of the US Open. She is co-author of the Amazon bestselling book Pickleball For Dummies. Reine competes in tournaments at the 4.5/5.0 level, frequently bringing home medals for Team HEAD. One of the founding board members of Sunrise Pickleball Club, she has been actively involved in the community for the past 7 years – 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 by over 230,000 players around the world.

Head Penn Pickleball
Mo & Reine are proud members of Team HEAD USA! We have both been playing with HEAD paddles and equipment for many years, and highly recommend their products to all new and experienced players. Thank you, HEAD Penn Pickleball, for supporting our efforts in growing this amazing sport in the Sacramento area and beyond.
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