Friday, November 28, 2008

Pickleball Friday 11-28-08

We had 9 regular players and 2 guest players today. Jan's two sisters, Joanne and Elaine, came to check out pickleball and played a couple of games with us. They seemed to like it. The regular players were Bob T., Steve, Ralph, Anne, Mike, Bob H., Jan, Lynn and Ken. It was perfect weather for pickleball, shorts and t-shirts and no wind. Today was Bob T.'s last day as he is headed to Florida for 4 months but he should be coming back up here once a month so hopefully he'll get to play with us once a month at least. We sure will miss him. The competition between Mike and Ralph and Steve and Lynn continued today and we are even.
Hope to see everyone next week. Ron and Sharon should be back and also John and maybe Lynne. It was nice to have Anne back today.
Lynn and Ken

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pickleball Wednesday 11-26-08

We don't usually play pickleball on Wednesdays but today looked like the best day of the week. It turned out to be a good day for pickleball. There were 9 pickleball players today but only 8 at a time. The players were Bob T., Barb, Steve, Ralph, Bing, Jan, Mike, Ken and I. Bing pulled a muscle in his calf just about right away but by that time Mike had arrived and took his place. Jan had her new paddle today and really played well with it. We also had a surprise visit from Barb. She was finally able to come and play with us today. It was so good to see her and have her back on the court. We had some really good games today and especially the ones between Steve and I and Mike and Ralph. It is an on going competition that started last Thursday. Steve and I have won 3 out of 4 games with Mike and Ralph now.
We missed the other players today but hope that they can come back next week.
Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and Hope to C U on D Courts......Lynn

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Pickleball Thursday 11-20-08

It was a beautiful day for pickleball. We had 7 players today....Mike, Steve, Ralph, Bing, Jan, Lynn and I. It was shorts and t-shirt weather with hardly any wind. We played 3 1/2 hours of doubles on one court and Canadian doubles on the other. We sure missed the pickleball players that couldn't make it today. Tomorrow's forecast sounds gastly and I think we are really going to be glad that we changed our pickleball date from Friday to Thursday this week.
Hope to see everyone next week for more pickleball. Ken

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Pickleball Monday 11-17-08

We chose today to play because tomorrow is going to be about 14 degrees colder and the winds are suppose to be gusting to 30 mph out of the north. Today we had to deal with some wind from the south-west but I don't think it was as bad as tomorrow will be. We had 12 pickleball players today and 1 photographer/pickleball shagger. The pickleball players were Bob T., Ralph, Bing, Steve, Bob from the Charlotte area, Mike, Bob H., Jan, Joanie, Sharon, Ken and I. Ron was our photographer and ball shagger. It was a beautiful sunny day but the wind did give us some extra challenge. We played for over 3 hours. I think a good time was had by all. We hope to play again later in the week. So far no rain is in the forecast.
Hope to C U on D courts......Lynn

Friday, November 14, 2008

Pickleball Friday 11-14-08

Well 5 of us played pickleball today. Steve, Bob T., Mike, Ken and I. We played for over 3 hours. There was a very light rain part of the time but it didn't seem to bother any of us. And no one slipped and fell. That was good. We gave up on trying to dry the court off as that was hopeless so we played on the right court that doesn't have bad puddles. The traction was surprisingly good. We all were glad that we came and played. The conditions really weren't that bad. There was no wind, no sun in your eyes and it wasn't too cold. We played in shorts and t-shirts. Ron and Sharon came as they had to go to Goodwill anyway. So they stopped by to see the conditions of the courts. Anne stopped by also on her way to get a haircut.
Hope to see everyone first part of next week for pickleball.
C U on D courts.......Lynn

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pickleball Tuesday 11-11-08

It was looking like it was going to be slim pickens for pickleball today but 10 players showed up even without me. Ken had to go by himself to pickleball today because I had to go to jury duty. The 10 players were Bob T., Steve, Sharon, John, Mike, Anne, Lynne, Jan, Joanie and Ken. Ron came to shagg balls. He's a good man!!
I thought I might get to come to pickleball so I carried my clothes in case I didn't get chosen for the jury today. Then I was planning to come to the park, change to my pickleball clothes and play. BUT no such luck. I was the thirteenth juror to be called. I was the alternate and I was very upset about that. Then after we all sat through the trial we didn't even get to decide the verdict. The judge decided the outcome and sent the jury home about 12:00. So I got home just as Ken did from pickleball.
We're hoping to play on Friday afternoon. And I hope I won't be on the jury!! Might have to dry the courts up some after the expected rain on Wed. night, Thursday and Thursday night.
Remember.....we're always looking for new picklers.
Hope to C U on D courts......Lynn P.S. I missed everybody today and I hope you all had fun.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Pickleball Friday 11-07-08

There were 8 pickleball players and 1 visitor today. Ron was the visitor. This was the first time that Ron has come since he had his shoulder replacement done a week ago this past Wednesday. It was really nice to seem him and to see that he was doing so well since the operation. Ron picked up balls for us and that was a help as we tend to scatter a lot of balls over the 2 courts. The 8 players were Mike, Steve, Ralph, John, Joanie, Sharon, Ken and I. It was a beautiful fall day for pickleball, bright and sunny and the fall colors are looking great.
We thought that Anne was also coming today but she didn't. We missed her.
It was nice to have Joanie back after her long vacation. She picked the game right back up.
Mike gave us some good news about Bing today. It seems that Bing liked pickleball so well his first time to play that he has ordered his own paddle.
Hope to get in some pickleball next week. The weather isn't looking so good right now but maybe it's still too early to tell. Bob T. and Lynne S. should be back too but I have to go to the jury on Monday. I hope I will not be accepted for any trials and will be able to get out of that. Maybe if I tell them about pickleball they'll know how important that is and let me go. HA!
Anyway.....Hope to C U on D courts soon......Lynn

Monday, November 3, 2008

Pickleball Monday 11-03-08

We had another new player today to try pickleball. It was Bing's first time and he played pretty well. It was a windy morning so it was very challenging for all of us. There were 7 pickleball players today......Bob T., Steve, Ralph, Mike, Bing, Ken and I. Steve was back from 2 weeks in Ohio and it was nice to have him back. Now we will lose Bob T. tomorrow for the rest of the week. Hope we can get some of our missing players to come back later in the week. We sure need them.
Hope to get in a 2nd pickleball session later in the week. It's looking like we might have to plan around the weather again.
Hope to C U on D courts.....Lynn