Cure For Pickleball Potty Mouth

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


6 thoughts on “Cure For Pickleball Potty Mouth

  1. I used to know a high school band director named Kendall Hastings? Are these girls related, I wonder? O, I love the suggestions.

  2. Couldn’t have said its better myself, it is a shame our society has excepted profanity as the only way to express anger from not only athletes , but politicians, movie stars,and Corporate executives. Good job girls, on having the guts to call him out on this.


  3. A good sense of humor and a grand dose of sensibility. (is that a word?). Any way, nice going girls.

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